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Education Facilitator at Old World Wisconsin - LTE

  • ... Eagle, Wiltz, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 14.5 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 02, 2024       Expires on:

Education Facilitator at Old World Wisconsin - LTE   

JOB TITLE:

Education Facilitator at Old World Wisconsin - LTE

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Eagle Wiltz United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Introduction


The Wisconsin Historical Society, considered one of the nation's finest historical institutions, is a State of Wisconsin government agency as well as a mission-driven entrepreneurial organization.
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and diversified state historical societies in the nation.
As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories.
At its core, the Society believes that increasing the public's knowledge of history has profound societal, cultural, and economic benefit.
The Societys values are to Embrace a Spirit of Service, Engage our Expertise, Spark Enthusiasm, Cultivate Inclusion, Exceed Expectations, and Think Big and Grow with Purpose.
Its collections, historic sites and museums, historic preservation office and extensive educational programs are focused on enriching and transforming lives through unparalleled access to history.

Click HERE for more information about working at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Position Summary


Old World Wisconsin is a 600-acre outdoor living history museum located in Eagle, Wisconsin.
Guests explore homes, farms, and businesses that come from across Wisconsin, exploring stories of place and perseverance from the 1840s to the 1930s.
With a focus on hands exploration and immersive spaces, OWW is a celebrated destination for families and friends making new memories, sharing stories, and connecting to Wisconsin's past as they get inspired for their own futures.
Staff work in historic indoor and outdoor spaces in the beauty of the Kettle Moraine State Forest to bring history to life for tens of thousands of guests each summer.

Education Facilitators are the frontline, living history interpreters for Wisconsins largest outdoor living history attraction.
Facilitators wear period-appropriate clothing and demonstrate the daily life of rural Midwesterners in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, creating immersive and engaging experiences for guests.


Education Facilitators lead guided programs for PK-12 learning groups.
Program outlines ensure clear outcomes and essential questions, providing background information to support deeper inquiry.
The work is hands on and full of questions and play.
Daily set up and housekeeping are required to keep our spaces clean, safe, and accessible for learners.

Old World Wisconsins 2024 public season runs late April through December, with school tours scheduled in April, May, June, September, October, and November.
Candidates able to commit to all or a portion of the season are encouraged to apply.

Duties:

Engage with PK-12 learners, teachers, caregivers, and chaperones in historic settings

  • Create an engaging and rich experience for learners of all ages and backgrounds by being positive, welcoming, and engaging.
  • Facilitate exploration of the Essential Questions and stories.
  • Follow standards established for Best Practice in informal and play-based learning.
  • Perform tasks/trades that demonstrate the typical daily life of rural Midwesterners, including using historic methods and tools.
  • Participate in required training sessions and be familiar with content guides and historic source material.
  • Maintain the integrity of the sites collection of objects and buildings through regular upkeep and maintenance, reporting issues to appropriate supervisor when needed.

Serve as a collaborative member of the Guest Experience team

  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and be familiar with sites operational procedures.
  • Ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and guests by understanding and following emergency procedures.
  • Perform daily recordkeeping tasks related to collections, inventory, maintenance, and assessment.
  • Arrive to shift on time, assume responsibility for your assigned placement, keep shared spaces tidy, and honor schedule commitments whenever possible to ensure an enriching experience for guests and your colleagues.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the Wisconsin Historical Society and State of Wisconsin as applicable to position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary Information


Pay is $14.
50 per hour.
This classification is in schedule and class 18-00.

Please note this is a Limited Term Employment position so it does not include paid time off or benefits upon hire.

Job Details


A criminal background check will be conducted by WHS prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position and limited to 1,039 hours.
This position will be part time and average 20 hours per week.

Wisconsin residency is required for Limited Term Employment positions.

Limited Term Employment (LTE) positions are not civil service classified positions, do not give any rights to permanent civil service classified positions and do not lead to permanent status.

WHS does not sponsor work visas.
Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Qualifications

  • Comfortable facilitating experiences for PK-12 learners, caregivers, teachers, and chaperones.
  • Excellent communication skills, with groups and one-on-one.
  • Work with diverse audiences and team members to realize exceptional service.
  • Thrive in an environment where every day is different.
  • Use email and enter time using computer technology.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving to handle multiple tasks with a positive attitude.
  • Safely maneuver through historic buildings and outdoor locations, up to .
    5 miles, several times per day.


    Work Environment
    Work is performed in historic structures lacking modern climate control or in outdoor environments while wearing period-appropriate clothing (provided).

    Work requires daily contact with the public, facilitating experiences for diverse guests.

How To Apply


Apply online! To apply, click Apply for Job to start the application process.
Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you dont have an account.
Once you are logged in, click Apply for Job.
Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job.
For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Questions can be directed to dawn.
garcia@wisconsinhistory.
org or (608) 264-6670

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for general wisc.
jobs user information and technical assistance.

Deadline to Apply


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Priority considerations for applications received by March 15, 2024.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 02, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

14.5 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707241149-865bfdb5ea72fb4b11623d9e7d2455b5

LOCATION:

Wiltz United States

CITY:

Eagle

Job Origin:

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Introduction


The Wisconsin Historical Society, considered one of the nation's finest historical institutions, is a State of Wisconsin government agency as well as a mission-driven entrepreneurial organization. The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. At its core, the Society believes that increasing the public's knowledge of history has profound societal, cultural, and economic benefit. The Societys values are to Embrace a Spirit of Service, Engage our Expertise, Spark Enthusiasm, Cultivate Inclusion, Exceed Expectations, and Think Big and Grow with Purpose. Its collections, historic sites and museums, historic preservation office and extensive educational programs are focused on enriching and transforming lives through unparalleled access to history.

Click HERE for more information about working at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Position Summary


Old World Wisconsin is a 600-acre outdoor living history museum located in Eagle, Wisconsin. Guests explore homes, farms, and businesses that come from across Wisconsin, exploring stories of place and perseverance from the 1840s to the 1930s. With a focus on hands exploration and immersive spaces, OWW is a celebrated destination for families and friends making new memories, sharing stories, and connecting to Wisconsin's past as they get inspired for their own futures. Staff work in historic indoor and outdoor spaces in the beauty of the Kettle Moraine State Forest to bring history to life for tens of thousands of guests each summer.

Education Facilitators are the frontline, living history interpreters for Wisconsins largest outdoor living history attraction. Facilitators wear period-appropriate clothing and demonstrate the daily life of rural Midwesterners in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, creating immersive and engaging experiences for guests.

Education Facilitators lead guided programs for PK-12 learning groups. Program outlines ensure clear outcomes and essential questions, providing background information to support deeper inquiry. The work is hands on and full of questions and play. Daily set up and housekeeping are required to keep our spaces clean, safe, and accessible for learners.

Old World Wisconsins 2024 public season runs late April through December, with school tours scheduled in April, May, June, September, October, and November. Candidates able to commit to all or a portion of the season are encouraged to apply.

Duties:

Engage with PK-12 learners, teachers, caregivers, and chaperones in historic settings

  • Create an engaging and rich experience for learners of all ages and backgrounds by being positive, welcoming, and engaging.
  • Facilitate exploration of the Essential Questions and stories.
  • Follow standards established for Best Practice in informal and play-based learning.
  • Perform tasks/trades that demonstrate the typical daily life of rural Midwesterners, including using historic methods and tools.
  • Participate in required training sessions and be familiar with content guides and historic source material.
  • Maintain the integrity of the sites collection of objects and buildings through regular upkeep and maintenance, reporting issues to appropriate supervisor when needed.

Serve as a collaborative member of the Guest Experience team

  • Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Participate in regular team meetings and be familiar with sites operational procedures.
  • Ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and guests by understanding and following emergency procedures.
  • Perform daily recordkeeping tasks related to collections, inventory, maintenance, and assessment.
  • Arrive to shift on time, assume responsibility for your assigned placement, keep shared spaces tidy, and honor schedule commitments whenever possible to ensure an enriching experience for guests and your colleagues.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the Wisconsin Historical Society and State of Wisconsin as applicable to position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary Information


Pay is $14.50 per hour. This classification is in schedule and class 18-00.

Please note this is a Limited Term Employment position so it does not include paid time off or benefits upon hire.

Job Details


A criminal background check will be conducted by WHS prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position and limited to 1,039 hours. This position will be part time and average 20 hours per week.

Wisconsin residency is required for Limited Term Employment positions.

Limited Term Employment (LTE) positions are not civil service classified positions, do not give any rights to permanent civil service classified positions and do not lead to permanent status.

WHS does not sponsor work visas. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Qualifications

  • Comfortable facilitating experiences for PK-12 learners, caregivers, teachers, and chaperones.
  • Excellent communication skills, with groups and one-on-one.
  • Work with diverse audiences and team members to realize exceptional service.
  • Thrive in an environment where every day is different.
  • Use email and enter time using computer technology.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving to handle multiple tasks with a positive attitude.
  • Safely maneuver through historic buildings and outdoor locations, up to .5 miles, several times per day.

    Work Environment
    Work is performed in historic structures lacking modern climate control or in outdoor environments while wearing period-appropriate clothing (provided).
    Work requires daily contact with the public, facilitating experiences for diverse guests.

How To Apply


Apply online! To apply, click Apply for Job to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you dont have an account. Once you are logged in, click Apply for Job. Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Questions can be directed to dawn.garcia@wisconsinhistory.org or (608) 264-6670

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for general wisc.jobs user information and technical assistance.

Deadline to Apply


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Priority considerations for applications received by March 15, 2024.

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