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RiverWorks Discovery and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium are now hiring for a part-time coordinator to support the highly successful and engaging RiverWorks Discovery program! This is an opportunity to work for a mission-driven organization and help educate communities about the commerce, culture, conservation, and careers of the great rivers of America and their watersheds.

A full job description can be found below:

Full-time/Part-time:                              Part-time
Exempt/Non-Exempt:                           Non-exempt
Department:                                         RiverWorks Discovery
Reports To:                                           RiverWorks Discovery Director

The Dubuque County Historical Society (DCHS) seeks a professional responsible for performing a variety of tasks for its program RiverWorks Discovery. 

RiverWorks Discovery (RWD) is a nationally recognized educational outreach effort of the National Rivers Hall of Fame located at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.  RWD teaches people about the commerce, culture and conservation of America’s rivers and their watersheds. RWD is a coordinated effort that brings together the river industry, community leaders, museums, nature centers, educators and the public to recognize the important role our rivers have played throughout history and will continue to play in our nation’s future.

Primary responsibilities will include acting as liaison between RWD others at DCHS, assisting with administrative tasks, donor relations, marketing and public relations, and program scheduling and development. This position requires any combination of education, training, and experience, which demonstrates ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described including related work experience.

The Dubuque County Historical Society is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the museum field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Principle Responsibilities:

Administrative Assistance

  • Handle administrative details associated with program scheduling for schools and community events including schedule dates and times for programs, gather and/or prepare materials, promote events to intended audience, invite guests and speakers, make appropriate recommendations for improvement, etc.).
  • Write and coordinate media materials for distribution. (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing)
  • Communicate regularly across the organization regarding RWD plans, programs, needs and initiatives.
  • Manage special projects as directed including timeline, communication, resource needs and allocation, etc.

Donor and Partner Relations

  • Assist Director in attracting new supporters and work to retain existing supporters, which may include limited travel.
  • Act as a point of contact to respond to inquiries received from supporters and the public via telephone, email, website or social media.
  • Maintain database of supporters and industry contacts.
  • Coordinate production and mailing of appeal letters and other information.
  • Create monthly fundraising/sponsorship reports, media exposure reports, and other database reports as needed.
  • Assist with grant applications and fundraising requests, partnering with Development Staff.
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • preparing donor related materials to be sent for solicitation.

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Partner closely with Marketing Staff.
  • Assure RWD is consistently presented in a strong positive image through various forms of social media and public events or functions.
  • Create and continually update social media accounts and various other media outlets.  Monitor and respond to social media comments.
  • Continually update RWD website with news, dates and events, and research and craft social media messages on a consistent basis.
  • Write and coordinate media materials for distribution.
  • Helps develop, prepare, and provide content for updates and newsletters, including producing and/or updating newsletters, classroom resources and library resources.
  • Promote understanding of programs
  • Participate in the development of interactive displays and exhibits

Program Schedule and Development

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the river industry and its culture.
  • Assist the RWD Director in the missions, programs, events and goals ensuring they are consistently presented in a positive light to agencies, organization and the general public
  • Partner with Education and Outreach in the development, planning and delivery of RWD programming including creating new curriculum; planning workshops, presentations and field trips in locations around the country.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Take part in DCHS events on our campuses and in outreach programs.
  • Monitor expenses and budget and achieve expense goals.
  • Attend National Rivers Hall of Fame meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the river industry and its culture. Previous knowledge is a plus, but not required.
  • Must possess or be able to acquire a valid Iowa, Wisconsin or Illinois driver’s license within 3 months of hire.
  • Ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Must learn quickly and be self-motivated to elevate personal skill set.
  • Must possess exemplary decision-making skills to make sound, independent judgments.
  • Must possess exemplary problem-solving skills to identify problems and suggest solutions.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work with all people in a positive and productive manner, even in stressful situations.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Must demonstrate superb team-building skills with an ability to instill a positive and productive attitude in others.
  • Final candidates are subject to a reference and background check.

How to Apply

Apply by emailing your application, resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references to Apply in person at 350 E. Third St, Dubuque, IA 52001.

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