Education & Programs Coordinator
Full-time Position, Non exempt
ABOUT CHINESE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Chinese Historical Society of America Museum (CHSA) is dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America.
Chinese Historical Society of America seeks an energetic and qualified professional to serve as its Education & Programs Coordinator. The Coordinator acts as project manager for a number of key Education initiatives and provides administrative support for the department as a whole. The position reports to the Deputy Director and actively engages with other staff and volunteers throughout the organization. Additionally, the Coordinator is in a public-facing role, interacting frequently with educators, students, and members of the general public. CHSA practices a collaborative culture; as with all staff, the Education & Programs Coordinator acts to support teamwork, open communication, trust, and respect among peers. This is a full-time position that requires weekend and some evening work.
- Develop and implement Educational programs including museum and Chinatown tours, demonstrations, and other programs appropriate for all ages.
- Process and coordinate all details of incoming tour requests from K-12 schools and organizations.
- Maintain current and accurate database of Education contacts.
- Organize, maintain, and oversee use of hands-on Education Collection.
- Act as project manager for dissemination of teaching materials, marketing collateral, and online/digital resources.
- Manage CHSA Education webpages; ensure that content is current and accurate.
- Track program statistics; provide accurate and thorough reports.
- Recruit, schedule and manage volunteers as needed.
- Support implementation of Education programs and events.
- Approach and engage visitors in conversation.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years related experience including administrative or operational support, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Teaching and Chinese American history expertise not required, but interest in the Museum’s content and educational mission is essential. Demonstrated experience with designing K-12 curriculum, docent tours and educational kits.
- Excellent organization skills and attention to details
- Strong time management skills and adept at prioritizing to administer multiple complex projects and meet deadlines on time.
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills: ability to work well with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures; respectful, discreet, and professional in communications with Museum constituents and stakeholders at all levels.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Creative and enthusiastic self-starter with excellent follow-through on projects and assignments.
- Working knowledge of MS Office, Google Apps for Work.
- Highly preferred: Bilingual in Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin).
The Chinese Historical Society of America is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative workplace.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your cover letter and resume to Pam Wong, Deputy Director pwong(at)chsa.org.
Email PDF files only. No postal deliveries or phone calls, please.