Job Opportunity: Museum Assistant – Moundville Educational Programs

Moundville Archaeological Park is hiring! The Museum Assistant helps with the day-to-day operations and educational programs at The University of Alabama Museums. The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution.

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  • Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Minimum: $15.00 – Midpoint: $17.26 (Hourly N1)
  • Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
  • Additional Department Summary: Located in Moundville, Alabama, the Moundville Archaeological Park (MAP) was acquired by The University of Alabama in 1929. The 300+ acre National Historic Landmark is an internationally known Pre-Contact site with at least 30 original earthen mounds dating from 800 to 1550 CE. The Park contains award winning exhibits housed within the Jones Archaeological Museum, the Nelson Jones Conference Center, a 30+ site campground, a nature trail and picnic areas. The MAP Education Department oversees the annual Moundville Native American Festival, guided tours, and an array of in-house and outreach programs related to Southeastern Native American Tribes. The Park is open daily, charging admission from 8:30am to 4:00pm except on University Holidays, including but not limited to the following: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The Jones Archaeological Museum is open from 9:00am until 5:00pm daily.
  • Moundville Archaeological Park’s education department, led by the Education Outreach Coordinator, is responsible for producing and providing quality, culturally sensitive and accurate educational programming for K-12 and adult audiences both at the Park and off-site. The department is also responsible for the recruitment and training of volunteers and docents to the Park and its various events. The annual Native American Festival is largely organized by the Education Department. Other recurring events such as the Knap-In, Summer Day Camp and Saturday in the Park are also organized by education staff. The Museum Assistant assists the Education Outreach Coordinator in programming and also assists in taking admission to the park.
  • Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience; OR associate’s degree or higher and some experience.
  • Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver’s license. Must be at least 19 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Applicants under the age of 21 will have some driving restrictions.
  • Skills and Knowledge: Strong organizational and verbal and written communication skills. Basic understanding of Microsoft office programs.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Public programming experience in a museum setting. One (1) year of college coursework in a museum-related field.
  • Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law” Poster