The Johnson County Museum is seeking a part-time Education Assistant to lead programing at the Johnson County Museum and the Lanesfield Historic Site. The Education Assistant is responsible for providing guided tours at both museum sites, facilitating educational programs for school and public audiences, and supporting positive visitor experiences.
Major responsibilities include: conducting public tours, assisting with special events, and teaching programs for school groups. The position also requires costumed interpretation as a 1904 schoolteacher at the Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton, Kansas.
Days: Monday – Saturday, availability 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Schedule varies week to week and includes some evenings. Average of 15 -20 hours per week.
Salary: $12 an hour.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in History, Public History, Museum Studies, or Education. One year experience in public speaking required. Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have excellent verbal communication skills, and exceptional customer service skills. Must be comfortable leading and presenting to large and small groups of all ages. Preferred experience in retail point of sales and cash handling. Candidate should be a self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment. The ideal candidate will have strong public speaking skills, a strong interest in history, and enjoy working with children and the general public.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.