Career Opportunities

PUBLIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR    (Full-Time Exempt)         

The Public Program Coordinator engages and educates the public on the FHDC’s mission to "inspire people to celebrate, explore, and care for the Flint Hills" through the development, delivery and assessment of varied public programs to a diverse range of audiences that showcase the last stand of the tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of Kansas and the Osage Hills of Oklahoma. 

The Public Program Coordinator is responsible for the successful development/planning, implementation and evaluation of all Flint Hills Discovery Center’s educational, interpretive and public programming offerings in an indoor and outdoor programmatic setting. Programs can be conducted for groups or individuals such as preschool to university students, academics, tourists, scout groups, 4-H clubs, civic and senior groups.

The Coordinator will supervise, train and schedule two full-time Education Specialists. The Public Program Coordinator is an integral member of the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s leadership team reporting to the Director.  Salary Range:  $41,371.20 - $65,499.20

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EDUCATION SPECIALIST – HISTORY AND CULTURE        Regular Full-time      StartingSalary: $12.47 /hr.

The Education Specialist supports quality guest services by researching and developing education programs with a cultural and historical focus under the direction of the Public Program Coordinator.  Implement cultural and historical-related education programs; coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator and the Science Education Specialist to effectively communicate with docent volunteers.

Candidates should possess general knowledge of the historical and cultural attributes unique to the Flint Hills region; work with multiple databases; interact with program contacts, partner agencies, co-workers and volunteers in a courteous and professional manner; organizational skills to plan, anticipate, evaluate and assess resources for educational programs and ensure efficient use of those resources; work independently; participate in public speaking engagements; speak on camera, radio and in front of groups of all ages; present courteous and professional public image; periodically work nights and weekends on a fluctuating schedule; maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license. Bachelor’s degree in History or related field preferred

Experience in informal education, including program development, program delivery, and volunteer management may be substituted for degree.

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