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Educator (Part-time)

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Department: Interpretation

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a nonprofit museum with a mission of advancing the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.  The Museum is an acclaimed cultural attraction, presenting authentic stories via interactive exhibits, original multi-media, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and dynamic programming. The organization has been recognized as a Top Workplace in Las Vegas.  For more information, visit www.themobmuseum.org

Position Overview:

The Educator provides a world-class experience for Mob Museum guests by facilitating the exploration of exhibits and by delivering educational activities. S/he initiates engaging one-on-one and small group guest interactions, including gallery presentations, object demonstrations, and conversations about museum content. The Educator also participates in student field trips, education outreach, guided tours, and other interpretative services for private events and group bookings. Reporting to the Interpretation Assistant Manager and through the direction of the Interpretation Manager, the Educator will maintain a flexible schedule to deliver a diverse menu of content to an array of groups and individuals in the Museum and in the community, with the primary goal of promoting the organization’s mission of advancing the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Consistently present an enthusiastic, friendly, service-oriented demeanor.
  • Assist in preparation and shutdown of exhibits and public spaces.
  • Proactively facilitate the exploration of exhibits and engage guests in dialogue about exhibit content.
  • Lead high quality, energetic gallery presentations that encourage guests to deepen their understanding of the Museum’s subject matter.
  • Participate in programs that involve artifact-handling and the demonstration of off-display artifacts.
  • Take part in the delivery of off-site learning experiences, including education outreach.
  • Support the sales team by leading guided tours and group gallery activities that enhance the guest experience, grow revenue and add value for private events and group bookings.
  • Help with student field trip groups, providing onsite support as needed.
  • Demonstrate proper artifact handling in line with the Museum’s standards and ensure the appropriate maintenance of the education collection closet.
  • Maintain a strong and ever-evolving knowledge of organized crime and law enforcement history and related contemporary issues.
  • Embrace a work schedule that demands significant flexibility to meet the needs of a diverse menu of educational programs.
  • Aid in fostering an organizational culture that values innovation, promotes inclusion, and inspires excellence in the work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience / Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum of one year of experience in guest services or educational programming in an educational, cultural or entertainment attraction.
  • Will be required to meet base-level content and delivery standards within 90 days of commencement in position.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills are a must.
  • Able to interact effectively with a broad spectrum of age levels and cultural backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, vendors, community organizations, and the public.
  • Software competency in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Flexible, innovative, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is unrivaled in content and recognized for a truly outstanding guest experience.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities.
  • Proficiency in languages in addition to English is a plus.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods, and walk through exhibit spaces is required.
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing (consistent with Museum’s Fleet Policy) is required.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, or a related field, or relevant work experience, is preferred.

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