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Outreach Programs Coordinator

The Outreach Programs Coordinator serves as a central member of the education team, developing and delivering education programs both onsite at the museum and offsite at other locations. Additionally, they are responsible for the logistical coordination of outreach programs, including booking, materials management, and staff supervision.  


40% - coordinator responsibilities
  • Supervises program staff
  • Participate in the strategic development of outreach programs
  • Supports hiring, training, and scheduling of program staff
  • Communicates with clients and stakeholders
  • Participates in tracking outreach program participation
  • Oversees purchasing and repair of program materials
  • Tracks program income and expenses

60% - program responsibilities
  • Development and preparation of education programs
  • Delivery of education programs
  • Evaluation of education programs
  • Participation in education leadership team
  • Assist with public programs or events as needed

  • Commitment to Diversity - Eager to work effectively with other employees, partners, and participants without discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, family composition, marital status, or socioeconomic status. Committed to opportunities to support cultural diversity in the workplace.
  • Commitment to Service - Responsive to the needs and requests of the museum’s visitors, event guests, and organization partners. Extends courtesy, friendliness, and overall respect to others.
  • Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork - Listens well and is open to others’ perspectives. Develops strong working relationships and values them as critical to effective work.
  • Initiative - Demonstrates willingness to make significant contributions with little direction. Voluntarily starts projects. Exercises good judgment and independent actions when appropriate.
  • Flexible - Adaptable and responsive to change. Able to respond to requests promptly.

  • Creativity - We believe that everyone has the ability to use their creativity to help make the world a better place. We aim to foster that creativity in each other and our audiences.
  • Curiosity - We are always learning, growing, and asking questions. This curiosity is the lens through which we approach learning and making connections in unexpected ways.
  • Uniqueness - We take pride in the ways we can be surprising or different from what might be expected. We encourage our staff and audiences to bring their full selves and embrace the strengths and connections in our differences. 
  • Adaptability - We acknowledge that change is constant and that we are made stronger by our ability to accept and understand change. We improvise with empathy and purpose, using change as an asset to adapt, grow, and develop in new ways that support the needs of our audiences and each other. 
  • Collaboration - We work to leverage our collective genius in service of our mission. We listen to each other, support one another, work to better understand each other, and as a result, grow and evolve together.
  • Equity - We will strive to be a place where everyone is welcome, represented, and valued and will work to correct the structural imbalances which prevent that goal.


  • Experience caring for, working with, supervising, or teaching groups of K-12 youth in a formal or informal setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
  • Ability to both memorize content and creatively problem-solve on the fly.  
  • Ability to tell stories and deliver information in a clear, creative, theatrical, and engaging way. 
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function

  1. Ability to lift equipment and supplies (up to 50 lbs) and carry up stairs
  2. Ability to drive a car/van on both highway and surface streets and a valid driver’s license
  3. Ability to ride in a car for long distances and/or periods of time

This position will involve regular day travel within the Twin Cities Metro area and Greater Minnesota, occasional regional overnight travel for up to a week at a time, and rare overnight travel nationally. 

Please email Justin Spencer at with the following two pieces of information and complete an optional, anonymous demographics survey.

  1. Two to three paragraphs in the body of the email detailing why you are interested in this position and how you believe that you meet the requirements. Each paragraph can be between 3-7 sentences, for a total length of no longer than 21 sentences. Do not attach a cover letter; attaching a cover letter will be considered as not following directions.
  2. Your work/skills/training history as an attachment OR link to your LinkedIn profile. We do not have a preference for which one; you will not receive special consideration for sending both. Our aim is to understand where you have worked before and the types of roles you have had.
  3. OPTIONAL – Please consider filling out an optional, anonymous demographics survey, found here ( This survey will remain unattached to any application materials and is used only to determine patterns and opportunities for improvement. The hiring manager will not have access to the individual responses collected. 

Complete applications will receive a confirmation of submission within 48 hours. Incomplete applications will be notified of their incomplete status. There is an application deadline of December 9. Please contact Justin Spencer if you have questions about this process.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the staff member assigned to this position. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.