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54972 / Museum Education Workstudy
City of Las Cruces Museums

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The Education Workstudy works up to 20 hours a week in a museum environment. This position is responsible for assisting the Curator of Education in developing, preparing for, presenting, and cleaning up after educational programs for school groups, families, children, and adults. The position will be project based. Each Education workstudy will be assigned a work station and supervisor in one of the four City of Las Cruces museums: Railroad Museum, Museum of Nature and Science, Museum of Art, and Branigan Cultural Center. The Education Department spans these museums and Curators of Education, Education work studies, and other Education staff are cross-trained on the basic content of exhibitions and programs at all four museums. Education work studies will work on the planning and presentation of programs at large events at all four museums, as well as occasional off-site outreach programs. The Education workstudy will be responsible for generating project ideas with the Curator of Education and will be expected to see projects through the conception, planning, and follow-up phases. The position offers flexible hours within a Tuesday-Saturday, 8-5 schedule, but Saturday work and occasional evenings will be required.
Open to any major. The Education workstudy must be proficient in MS Office Suite. Student must have knowledge of, or willingness to learn, foundational concepts in informal education. This position requires a substantial degree of independent work and the ability to create and meet deadlines. Interest in, or knowledge of, art, history, ecology, natural history, and/or cultures of the Southwest is required. The Education position requires work with a number of museum staff and volunteers, along with members of the public. Qualified applicants must be able to communicate clearly with audiences of differing needs, interests, and abilities. Applicants must pass a background check, as required by the City of Las Cruces.

Preferred Qualifications: Meeting any of the preferred qualifications will afford an advantage to the applicant. These include coursework in fields related to museum subjects, including: education, art history, anthropology, history, American Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano Studies or Southwest Studies, museum studies; or bilingual (Spanish/English) status.

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Las Cruces
Permanent Resident, U.S. Citizen

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