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Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

  • January 18, 2019 1:16 PM
    Message # 7008894

    January 18,2019

    Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

    The Rockwell Museum

    Corning, New York

    The Rockwell Museum is more than a museum! Displaying exquisite pieces, The Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American spirit, character and values through the eyes of American artists.


    Recruits and schedules docents and volunteers for school tours, outreach, adult tours and education programs. Provides guided adult and school tours of the collection as needed, and assists the Director of Education, Interpretation and Public Engagement Educator and Youth and Family Programs Educator in implementing educational programming. Performs general administrative duties.


    Docent/Volunteer Program

    • Schedules docents for adult, school tours, and school tour outreach, sends regular emails to inform docents of upcoming tours and thoughtfully distributes assignments based upon docents’ availability and experience. 
    • Maintains record of tours through the Museum’s Patron Manager System and assignment records for education department.
    • Posts all tours and events on the Museum’s master calendar.
    • Schedules volunteer meetings and trainings.
    • Works with Director of Education to create agendas for volunteer meetings.
    • Works with Director of Education to plan trainings and trips for volunteers.
    • Schedules volunteers for Museum programs.
    • Maintains volunteer records, including hours, types of tours given, birthdays, special interests, etc. and reports volunteer hours to area Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs.
    • Maintains and updates the Volunteer Handbook.
    • Actively recruits docents and volunteers and schedules initial interviews.
    • Assists in the development of hands-on art projects for school tours and other education programs.


    • Schedules and prepares materials for school tours and school tour outreach programs.
    • Works with area professionals and organizations to recruit Docents and Volunteers.


    • Schedules all museum tours.
    • ·         Performs administrative duties for the Education Department.
    • ·         Assists with special educational programs, such as teacher workshops, student openings, and programs for special interest groups, etc.
    • Conducts tours of the Museum’s collection, school tour outreach and adult tour activities as needed.
    • Prepares tour and program related materials.
    • Sets-up and removes all tour objects and supplies.
    • Orders general office, school tour and program supplies for the education department.
    • Coordinates school flyer distribution.


    • Bachelor’s degree in education or art desired.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to speak professionally in front of varied audiences.
    • Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software programs as needed.
    • Knowledge of the collection or ability to learn about it.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • Ability to work some weekends and evenings when needed.

    Please send cover letter and resume via email to:

    Sherry Kirk



    Last modified: January 18, 2019 1:17 PM | Brian Whisenhunt

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