Posted on 06/11/2019

Museum of the Great Plains – Application Deadline: June 24, 2019

Lawton OK

The mission of the Museum of the Great Plains is to “Explore the human history of the Great Plains.”  Through innovative exhibit design and presentation, the museum strives to make the learning process both engaging and fun. 

The Educator plays the key role in facilitating the main gallery, an interactive, self-directed tour area, where children, adults, and family groups investigate the exhibits at their own pace and in their own way.  The Educator also provides additional focused activities, particularly for primary and secondary school groups. 

The Educator is supervised by, and reports to, the Director. 


  • Maintain a presence in the main gallery and adjoining areas
  • Develop and implement “informal education” programming
    • Utilize “Oklahoma Academic Standards” (OAS)
      • Incorporate “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics” (STEAM), inquiry-based methodology, and a multidisciplinary approach
  • Establish an assessment process to evaluate the effectiveness of programs
  • Manage scheduling of school groups
  • Reset interactive exhibits; perform minor exhibit maintenance
  • Recruit docents, volunteers, and interns to achieve objectives (if and as needed)

Other duties

  • Provide occasional outreach to primary and secondary schools
  • Provide occasional outreach to nonprofit, social, and civic groups, and higher education institutions


  • Undergraduate degree
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Ability to work with diverse and multi-generational audiences
  • Ability to work with basic statistics
  • Ability to research various topics
  • Must possess strong written and oral communications skills
  • Must be personable
  • Must maintain professional and ethical standards
  • Must value multi-ethnic and multi-perspective approach to historical themes; must value inclusion and equality
  • Must operate a workstation computer running MS Office software, business telephone, and typical office equipment
  • Must be able to utilize common social media platforms for audience engagement
  • Must possess, or acquire and maintain, a valid Oklahoma driver’s license

Other considerations
Please note these are not required

  • Four or more years previous museum experience
  • Graduate degree
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • First Aid/CPR certification

Schedule, compensation, benefits

  • Five-day, forty-hour workweek, with occasional evening or weekend hours, or out-of-town travel
  • FLSA-exempt position; starting salary $35,000 annually
  • Employer-provided medical, dental, life

Work environment and physical demands
The employee will work year round, largely in an office and gallery environment.  The noise level may vary from quiet to loud, with situations characteristic of school-age children being common.  The employee must be able to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods; reach with the hands or arms; and lift up to 25 pounds.  Hearing and visual acuity, and the ability to speak interactively, are needed. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Additional information
New employees are subject to a three-month probationary period. 

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV, by June 24, to

Attn:  Exec Asst
Museum of the Great Plains
601 NW Ferris Ave
Lawton OK 73507
or email [email protected]