Employment

Education Coordinator Vacancy

South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum

South Dakota State University

 

The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum is offering an exciting career opportunity as an Education Coordinator. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us as this position is an integral part of the museum team. This position is devoted to creating an ecology of learning that ignites a passion for how diverse, exciting and essential the history, culture and science of South Dakota agriculture can be. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit-eligible position.

 

SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

 

This position provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of innovative programs, events, partnerships, and educational and engagement initiatives that enhance the Museum’s educational impact on the community and helps build audience.  This position coordinates the National History Day in South Dakota state program, organizes educational programs, and writes grants. The Education Coordinator ensures that educational initiatives produced by the Museum on or off-site are researched and represented in accordance with the Museum’s mission, policies, and procedures.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, History, Museum Studies, or a related field and a minimum of three years of related experience completed by date of hire or a Master’s degree in the identified fields;
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences (i.e. ethnic, multi-generational, and gender);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience working with curriculum standards;
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to research, develop, and deliver exciting and engaging educational activities and programs;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal and State standards for curriculum development;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with the National History Day program;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Agriculture, especially in its history;
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing;
  • Demonstrated event planning experience;
  • Demonstrated experience with successful supervisory experience with volunteer and student management;
  • Demonstrated experience with developing educational programs in a non-traditional learning environment such as museums, cultural centers, etc.

SALARY:

Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.

 UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY:

The South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum inspires a passion for the diverse history, culture, and science of agriculture in South Dakota. It is the state museum for preserving agricultural history. It has 10,000 square feet of exhibit space and has an average annual attendance of 12,000 visitors. The Museum is a department of the South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. Brookings, SD is a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by September 26, 2018.

 APPLICATION PROCESS:

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

For questions on the position, contact Will Prigge at 605-651-1520 or will.prigge@sdstate.edu.

 South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

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