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Children's Program Coordinator
Royal Alberta Museum
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Edmonton, Edmonton Region, Alberta
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$2,588.03 to $3,394.66 bi-weekly (~$67,547 to $88,600 annually)
Job Description:
The Royal Alberta Museum is one of Canada’s leading museums of human and natural history. The museum collects, preserves, researches, interprets and exhibits specimens and objects related to the heritage of Alberta’s people and natural environment. Join as a key member for our transition to our new location in downtown Edmonton! As a landmark cultural institution, the new Royal Alberta Museum children’s gallery dedicated to play-based, hands-on exhibits and interactive experiences that encourage young children to explore, investigate, and be creative.

Reporting to the Head of Learning and Volunteer Services, the Children’s Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, development, coordination, implementation, administration, and evaluation of early childhood programs for the Royal Alberta Museum. The Coordinator is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Children’s Gallery which will involve supervision of interpretive staff and volunteers. The incumbent will effectively develop and deliver innovative and engaging programming opportunities for young children in all aspects of the museum while ensuring quality visitor experiences for children and their caregivers through authentic, interactive, and audience-focused exhibits and gallery experiences.

To ensure success in this role, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following APS competencies:

Develop Networks – Build and strengthen relationships with a variety of stakeholders and partnering organizations to support children’s program initiatives.
Agility – Thrive in a fast-paced work environment and identify opportunities for staff and volunteers to cohesively work with each other in a changing environment.
Build Collaborative Environments - Identifies ways to support and encourage staff and volunteers as well as with outside stakeholders in order to attain identified goals.
Creative Problem Solving – Ability to innovate, link diverse subject matter, and identify creative solutions to ensure programs and exhibits meet the learning needs of the children’s audience.
Drive for Results - Support intellectual and physical accessibility needs of the audience while proactively researching trends and leading practice in early childhood learning that will help to inform programming and exhibit development.
Systems Thinking – Actively participate in a community of practice for early childhood education to network and support program and exhibit development that reflect the strengths of the staff and collections of the Royal Alberta Museum.

In addition to their resume, candidates are asked to include a cover letter that shows how they have demonstrated one of the above competencies in either current or past roles.

A degree from a post-secondary institution in Education, Museum Studies, Early Childhood Education, or related field supplemented by a combination of 2 years interpretive/education program development and delivery at museums and historic sites, early childhood education facilities, and/or children’s museums. A strong knowledge of early childhood education curricula, an understanding of cognitive abilities for children 0-8 years old, and an awareness of trends in early learning is essential. Experience in concept design and development of exhibits for a young audience would be considered a strong asset. Directly related work experience in a tourism/museum setting and knowledge of government processes and guidelines are also considered assets. Equivalencies may be considered.

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