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MUSEUM PROGRAM ASSISTANT II

Date:  Apr 5, 2021
Req ID:  6080
Location: 

Norfork, AR, US, 72658

Category:  DAH - CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION
Anticipated Starting Salary:  12.51 per hour

Position Number: 22092722 
County: Baxter 
Posting End Date: 4/19/21 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 12.51 per hour 

DAH - Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (Wolf House) 

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

 

Job Duties:

This is a part-time position housed at the Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, AR. Position is limited to 79 hours per calendar month and not eligible for benefits.   This position is responsible for visitor services and operational support to include thematic programming, front-desk operations, and assisting with various resource management duties at this historic site.  Typical functions include presenting interpretive programs to visitors and educational groups both on and off-site.  Examples of thematic programming venues are historic site tours, demonstrations, historic preservation applications, educational groups of all ages, and living history programs.  Knowledge of early 19th century historic structures and American Frontier lifeways is preferred.  Managing front-desk operations and visitor services, public relations, and community outreach with schools, civic organizations and the public. 

Position Information

Class Code: P056C

Grade: GS03

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00

Summary

The Museum Program Assistant II is responsible for assisting in museum program development, operation, and coordination activities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Prepares written information concerning scheduled museum events and disseminates material and brochures to inform teachers of museum educational programs for students. Assists in the production of program publications, including press releases and other publicity materials, by contacting individuals to write or assist with writing of articles, and assists in the development of program aids and props. Assists with the coordination and promotion of special events of the agency and maintains contact between visitors and agency personnel for upcoming events/visits. Coordinates activities of volunteers by planning, assigning, and reviewing work, contacts and corresponds with volunteers to provide information concerning agency programs and needs, and secures their assistance for special events and fund-raising activities. Recruits new members and donors by contacting individuals through email and phone calls, provides program membership information, and maintains contact with current members. Researches agency collections and historical events for curatorial and exhibit staff and maintains research files, slides, and research and resource libraries. Schedules and conducts guided tours of historic buildings/sites and organizes and oversees activities during special events. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of museum program activities. Knowledge of research and data collection techniques. Ability to organize and interpret historic data. Ability to prepare and provide written and oral information. Ability to secure funding for museum programs and services.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in history, education, anthropology, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


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