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Director of Play & Learning

Position Title: Director of Play & Learning

Reports To: Executive Director

Full-Time, Salaried

 

Position Summary:

The Explorium of Lexington seeks a Director of Play & Learning to plan, coordinate, and oversee all aspects of The Explorium’s educational programs.  The Explorium of Lexington is embarking on an exciting future, and the Play & Learning Director will be an integral piece as the organization moves forward!

The ideal candidate will display passion for The Explorium mission and the impact they will have on their community; an enthusiastic and creative person with strong managerial, organizational and communication skills; a desire to work with a team of staff and volunteers; and exceptional abilities to lead groups of children.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all education-based programming at The Explorium.
  • Develop curriculum and activities for all programs.
  • Develop, maintain, and ensure adherence to the appropriate budget.
  • Develop, plan, oversee all camps and camp staff including school year camps and summer camps.
  • Interview and hire support staff for camps.
  • Design, schedule, and present Field Trips to Go and Traveling Trunk programming.
  • Present enrichment classes to children during field trips and other group visits.
  • Manage the design, implementation, and delivery of programming to students and children as defined in CDBG Grants the Explorium currently oversees.
  • Work with teachers and school personnel to ensure immersive and engaging visits.
  • Stay current with Kentucky Core Curriculum Standards and trends and ideas in science, art, and education, and apply them to programming.
  • Maintain materials inventory for the Education department.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Education, Child Development, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated competency in childhood education.
  • Experience creating and implementing lesson plans.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Driver’s license and unlimited access to reliable automobile.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekend events.

Interested candidates can email a cover letter/resume to: cernest@explorium.com

Visitor Services Staff

Reports To: Visitor Services Manager

Part-Time, Hourly

Position Summary:

The Explorium of Lexington seeks a Visitor Services Specialist.  The ideal candidate will display passion for The Explorium mission and the impact they will have on their community; an enthusiastic and creative person with strong organizational and communication skills; quick-thinker; self-motivated; a desire to work with a team of staff and volunteers; and exceptional abilities to work with the public.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer the telephone and answer questions/provide information or screen/direct phone calls to the correct department.
  • Coordinate admission process for visitors
  • Deal with queries from the public and customers
  • Sell memberships
  • Assist visitors on floor
  • Receive deliveries
  • Housekeeping/ janitor duties including museum floor rounds to ensure museum cleanliness and proper exhibit arrangement.
  • Support opening and closing of museum
  • Prepare for birthday parties
  • Assist VSS Manager as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidate should have reliable transportation.  Candidate should also be able to work weekends and some evenings.

Interested candidates can email a cover letter/resume to: explore@explorium.com

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