Historical Interpreter III

Educational Director

Recruitment #200828-U13C-01

Introduction

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Enid, OK

Key Responsibilities & Expectations:
• Develop, oversee, and implement public programs and events at the Heritage Center that help us tell the many stories that make up northwestern Oklahoma
• Develop, oversee, and implement educational programs that meet the appropriate curriculum standards for all ages
• Develop, oversee, and implement living history programs that bring to life the Humphrey Heritage Village.
• Develop, oversee, and implement outreach programs for schools and community groups in the region
• Work collaboratively in the development of both permanent and temporary exhibits, by developing educational components that supplement and enhance the visitor’s experience
• Administer the recruitment, training, operation of the Heritage Center’s volunteer program
• Write and maintain grants necessary to help fund public programs
• Cultivate a positive and professional relationship with the school districts in the region, and actively recruiting them to participate in our programs
• Be a consummate professional and an industry leader, to help maintain the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s standing as one of Oklahoma’s premier history museums.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the development of educational programs on Oklahoma history and specific museums and historic sites and the presentation of these programs to the public.  This includes conducting tours at a museum or historic site and providing information about the history associated with the historical collection or the site and performing other related activities such as recruiting and supervising volunteers and staff, greeting visitors, and assisting in the operation of the gift shop.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of work assigned, the experience required to perform assigned work, and the responsibility for the supervision of others.

Level III:    
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees perform the full range of work associated with the presentation of educational programs at a historic site or museum and provide supervision to other staff in the performance of assigned work.  Strong emphasis is placed on the development of programs, brochures and videos.  Employees will be responsible for coordinating large scale reenactments and will develop and implement multi-phased projects often involving several divisions and outside groups.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in history, anthropology, archaeology, education, museum studies or a closely related field and three years of experience as an interpreter/educator or curator in a museum or historic site; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.