Berkshire Museum Experience Specialist in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
The Experience Specialist is responsible for implementation and maintenance of public programs. Programming includes classes, camps, presentations, performances, film screenings, gallery programming, after-school clubs, and other educator-led programs. The Experience Specialist will support, develop, and deliver programming/curriculum consistent with the mission, vision, equity efforts, and interpretive goals of the museum and that meets state and national standards. Reporting to the Experience Manager the Experience Specialist will interact with the Experience, Engagement, and Operations teams and with audiences of all ages to perform the following duties: Family public programs: Present public programs attended by museum visitors of all ages, including floor programming in museum galleries. Adult public programs: Coordinate logistics and support day-of operations for events for adults. Summer and vacation camps: Instruction and support of camps and after-school clubs Collaborate with Experience Manager in creation, development, evaluation, and maintenance of public programs and in the activation of new Mobile Museum Units (MoMUs). Maintain the museum's lab and studio, including organization and preparation of supplies and tidying up following programs Process registration for after-school programs, camps, and events. Conduct additional administrative tasks. Qualifications: 1-2 years of experience as an educator (formal or informal) and/or in implementing programming for a public audience. Associate's or bachelor's degree in education, art or art history, museum studies, humanities, archeology, or STEM can substitute for experience. Excellent public speaking and writing skills are a must Efficient problem solving, adaptability, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for engaging with the public Proficient computer skills including strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and the use of contemporary technology in an educational/museum setting Must be able to work and type at a desk and lift up to 30 lbs Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed including weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. This position's current work week is Tuesday to Saturday. Early childhood education experience or knowledge preferred.