The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum seeks a Museum Education Coordinator.

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is seeking an outgoing, organized, and detail-oriented candidate to provide support for the Education and Membership Departments.  The Museum Education Coordinator reports to the Director of Education & Membership.  The ideal candidate should be comfortable working with children (including groups with special needs), self-motivated, and eager to learn in a collaborative, team-based environment.  This is a full-time hourly position with excellent benefits.  Some evening and weekend hours required for museum events.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities specific to this position

  • Run the Museum’s popular Camp-in program, including hiring and training counselors, shopping for supplies, setting up and tearing down, and subbing for counselors when necessary
  • Coordinate the Region 5 History Day competition
  • Represent the Museum at marketing events to encourage group tours, such as the Heartland Travel Showcase, one-day sales missions, and other trade show opportunities
  • Assist the Collections Manager with collections-based projects as needed, working around the education and membership responsibilities of the job

Shared responsibilities with the Director of Education & Membership

  • Give tours for groups of all ages in the history galleries, including the McKinley Gallery, The Stark County Story, and the Street of Shops, as well as programs specifically designed for various grade levels in the Schoolhouse
  • Assist with scheduling of field trips
  • Develop and implement programs for outreach into schools
  • Docent training
  • Daily data entry into the membership database, including updating the Front Office computer each day
  • Membership fulfilment, including printing membership cards and letters and stuffing envelopes


  • Bachelor’s degree, history or education preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in a museum education or classroom setting


  • Paid holidays, vacation, personal days, and sick time
  • Medical insurance, full cost covered by the Museum (Optional dental coverage available for purchase)
  • $15,000 life insurance policy for the duration of employment at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement plan:  Eligible after 1 year of employment and over the age of 21 and has worked 1000+ hours in the calendar year

Salary range: $9.50 - $10.50 per hour

Job classification: Full-time, hourly

To apply: Please send resume and references to:
Ally Carlson 
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW
Canton OH 44708
Deadline for applications is February 29, 2020.

Posted: February 4, 2020
Deadline to apply: February 29, 2020