School and Family Programs Coordinator

Posted on 07/19/2019

School and Family Programs Coordinator
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Department: Public Programs / Education
Status: Exempt / Salary
Pay: $35,500 - $38,000 depending on experience
Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday with at least one Saturday per month/ 8am-5pm


The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven professional to fill the School and Family Programs Coordinator position that engages both families, students and teachers. The Coordinator is a position that entails the utilization of museum teaching and learning strategies, curriculum development and community partnerships. This position will play a key role managing creative and engaging programs for inter-generational audiences, students and preK-12 educators. This position spends extensive time in public areas with staff, volunteers and visitors, with evening and weekend work required. The successful candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have experience working with professionals and programs aimed at 21st century learners.


  • Works with the Museum’s Director of Education & Programming to create, manage and evaluate the Museum’s programming to engage and increase youth and family audiences with regards to the Liichokoshkomo’ Outdoor Educational Experience and other opportunities.
  • Develops, evaluates and manages school programs and partnerships (preK-12 students and teachers) by making the collections and facilities relevant and educational for a broad spectrum of students and teachers on-site, online and in preK-12 classrooms.
  • Implements school and family programs aligned with the Liichokoshkomo’ Outdoor Educational Experience opening in the spring of 2020.
  • Develops professional development for preK-12 teachers; launch regularly scheduled Teacher Workshops and Teacher Institutes.
  • Develops outreach activities, workshops, appearances and other opportunities to promote Museum programing and engage the community.
  • Incorporates knowledge of best teaching practices; project-based work; developmental, cognitive and social skills; learning theories; educational evaluation; and 21st-century learning skills into program offerings with and for teachers and students.
  • Develops formal and informal evaluation tools for ongoing assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Trains, supervises and supports Museum docents and contract educators to teach student programs in the galleries.
  • Collaborates with other staff to manage administrative functions related to these programs: budget development, grant writing when necessary, reporting and tracking; program statistics; stakeholder database.
  • Represents the Museum externally with professional organizations and partners in the community; participate in professional development to remain informed regarding new research and practice, to develop new skills and enhance existing skills.
  • Recruits, supervises and develops work plan for education interns; evaluate their work and communicate with university staff about progress.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Develops, promotes, coordinates and manages school break week activities, National Day of the Cowboy activities and Museum summer camps.
  • Creates, manages, and attends monthly family activities on Saturdays.


  • Bachelor’s degree in field such as Education, Art History, Humanities, History, Social Sciences required
  • 2 years of experience developing, leading and teaching a variety of programs to a variety of age groups required
  • Developing and leading educational programs in a museum preferred

 Required Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Outgoing personality with strong interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy and ability to lead and direct volunteers
  • Works effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Must be able to work weekends or evenings based on events
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, squat and twist, lift hands over head
  • Visual acuity required and ability to hear conversations with noise in the background
  • Able to walk and stand 4+ hours at a time

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 examples of programs you have developed and lead to the Manager of Human Resources, at [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Hiring decisions are contingent upon the results of a background check.