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Museum Educator

  • 511520
  • PHOENIX
  • LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • Full-time

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATURE
The Legislative Council is a statutory committee of the Legislature chaired in alternate years by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and includes six additional members from each chamber. The Council staff provide a variety of nonpartisan bill drafting, research, computer and other administrative services to all of the members of both houses of the Legislature.

Museum Educator

**Interested applicants should send an electronic letter of introduction with a resume to smahan@azleg.gov**

Job Location:

1700 West Washington Suite 100

Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Posting Details:

Hourly Pay Range: $17.00 - $22.00

Full and Part Time positions are available  

This posting will remain open until filled  

Job Summary:

The Arizona Capitol Museum is located in the historic Arizona Capitol building at the center of Arizona’s state government complex.

The Museum utilizes artifacts, guided interpretation, virtual resources, interactive activities, and public programs to educate visitors on Arizona's governmental, political, and social history.

Offering free admission, the Museum welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually including 20,000 K-12 students.

Job Duties:

Museum Educators are the main providers of visitor interaction at the Capitol Museum.

Guide tours of the Museum and current legislative chambers to groups of 10 or more. Participate in live Q&A sessions with virtual field trip students. Monitor information desk, exhibits, and museum rotunda greeting visitors and answering questions.

The Museum Educator will also staff the Gift Shop, ring up customers and stock merchandise. Set up chairs, tables, tech equipment, and stanchions for special events. Assist Education Coordinator in preparing handouts and exploration materials, organizing weekly schedules, confirming status of scheduled tours, and data entry. Assist with exhibit research, installations, and collections projects as needed.

Educators work a minimum of 24 hours over four to five shifts a week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Full-time and part-time options available. Occasional afterhours and Saturday shifts may be required.

This is not a remote position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge:

• Knowledge of Arizona history and state government

Skill:

• Skill in public speaking, ability to speak confidently, clearly, and precisely to a large group of people

• Skill in inter-staff coordination

Ability:

• Ability to explain government and civics concepts to visitors of varying ages and backgrounds

• Ability to feel comfortable and interact socially with visitors

• Ability to lead tours for up to 5 hours a day

• Ability to memorize and retain facts

• Ability to manage crowds

Selective Preference(s):

• Interest in Arizona history, state government and civics

• Experience in public speaking and working with children

• Experience working in a frontline position

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Required to drive on State business; must possess a valid Arizona driver's license

Benefits:

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Stephanie Mahan at smahan@azleg.gov

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.