Outreach Programs Coordinator

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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 logistical coordination of outreach programs including booking, materials management, and staff supervision.


  • Salary: $35,568
  • Eligible to participate in medical and dependent care FSAs and 403(b) retirement plans.
  • Eligible for Group Health Insurance: The Bakken pays for 100% of premium

Reports To:
Outreach Programs Manager


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 of Outreach Program participation
  • Oversees purchasing and repair of program materials
  • Tracks program income and expenses

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.

Demonstrates willingness to make significant contributions with little direction. Voluntarily starts projects. Exercises good judgment and independent actions when appropriate.

Adaptable and responsive to change. Able to respond to requests promptly.



  • 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

  • Ability to lift equipment and supplies (up to 50 lbs) and carry up stairs
  • Ability to drive a car/van on both highway and surface streets and a valid driver’s license
  • 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 as well as occasional overnight regionally and rare overnight travel nationally.

Please send a cover letter and resume to hellerman@thebakken.org.

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.

To apply for this job email your details to hellerman@thebakken.org