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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Education programs Coordinator

The Benicia Historical Museum seeks to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, California History as told through the story of Benicia. BHM is an actively collecting institution that prides itself in interpreting, conserving, and exhibiting, various artifacts of historical importance. BHM maintains 4 historic structures, three of which are used for interpretation, and is currently working on a fifth location which will open to the public in August of 2023.

The Benicia Historical Museum seeks a motivated and creative team player to serve as the Education Programs Coordinator. As the Coordinator, they will be responsible for developing, facilitating, and evaluating programs related to the Museum’s mission and overseeing and directing the summer camp program. Program coordination covers both in-person and virtual programming and includes the Museum’s core and non-traditional programs. The candidate will have a broad knowledge of museum education best practices, teaching and pedagogy, and commitment to various principles for audience engagement. Under minimal direction, the Education Programs Coordinator will hire and supervises associated program Camp Staff. This candidate is also responsible for supporting the training, evaluation, and continued education of volunteer docents who provide school, site, and public tours. A successful candidate will work to inspire curiosity about, and enjoyment and understanding of, museum engagement and programming.

The Education Programs Coordinator will report to the Executive Director. This is a year-round, part-time non-benefitted position. A flexible schedule is required. Tuesday – Friday with occasional weekend or special event work as needed. 15hr per week beginning, with the ability to grow. Starting at $21.50 per hour. Employee performance will be subject to yearly review.

Major Job Responsibilities

• With minimal oversight from the Executive Director, this position is responsible for executing BHM’s engagement strategy and suite of innovative virtual and in-person programs to fulfill audience engagement goals.
• Support and continue to build upon the BHM Education department’s pedagogical approach to gallery teaching.
• Research trends and best practices in the museum education field for effective gallery teaching strategies.
• Develop and iterate new in-person and virtual teaching models that dynamically engage a wide range of audiences in meaningful experiences with BHM collections.
• Develop and implement new program content for BHM’s Downtown location opening in August 2023
• Developing content for BHM Summer Camp Programs.
• Supervise a team of Educators made up of part-time staff and volunteers in implementing summer camp programs.
• Model masterful teaching strategies and theories into practice with onsite and virtual audiences.
• Working collaboratively with the Docent Program, support the research, development, and implementation of training, continuing education, and evaluation for school, site, and general public docents responsible for engaging with the general public at both museum locations.
• Manage gallery education projects and programs; determine priorities and action items; prepare and manage project budgets; provide supporting documentation and updates as necessary; collaborate across departments as required.
• Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in museum education, art education, art history, or closely related field strongly preferred.
• Experience in facilitating education programs in or out of a classroom setting. • Experience with digital programming preferred
• Outstanding communication, team building, and leadership skills
• Highly motivated, shows initiative, and the ability to problem solve
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task; think creatively and strategically
• Ability to communicate effectively in public
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
• High degree of flexibility – can adapt easily to changing environments and tasks • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Enthusiastic desire and ability to work in cross-departmental, locations, and cross divisional teams
• Foster a culture of research, reflection, and evaluation
• Ability to tour groups in the museum galleries, model excellence and innovative teaching strategies
• Ability to think creatively and use new technologies to expand outreach and program impact
• Proven ability to succeed within a collaborative work environment
• Proven ability to accurately prioritize and lead concurrent projects
• Ability to juggle shifting logistics and priorities
• Proven experience planning, forecasting, and managing a budget
• Proven ability to work independently and take initiative
• Sensitivity to operational guidelines
• Foreign language skills a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to

Include “Education Program Coordinator” in the subject line.


Callie’s Kids Camp – Camp Counselors

Part-Time Position, Hourly $17.50

Join the BHM Family as a Callie’s Kids Camp Instructor and help bring the worlds of Science, History, and Adventure together under one roof.

Callie’s Kids Camp instructors teach hands-on History and STEM-themed lessons to campers aged 7 to 12 while also having the chance to work at one of Solano County’s most unique and growing museums.

Activities include setting up and taking down activities, instruction, and oversight of hands-on, exploratory, activities. Counselors will be aiding campers as they explore the fantastic worlds of History and STEM. Callie’s Kids Camp provides campers with a completely hands-on learning environment defined by experimentation. Counselors will need to provide general instruction to young elementary-aged campers within a broad-based informal museum learning environment. As a camp counselor, you will be introducing campers to hands-on science and engineering concepts and experiences as well as engaging activities in history and archaeology.

Experience Requirements

Counselors must have experience working with elementary or middle-school children and be able to demonstrate good management skills. Familiarity with STEM, History, and/or archaeology is a plus but not essential.

Counselors should expect to work 5-6 hours per day while Callie’s Kids Camp is in session. Callie’s Kids Camp runs June 12 – July 26 with training on June 9th.  Applicants should have availability for at least 4 weeks of the summer camp, or the entire period July 12 – July 26, in order to be considered.

Counselors are responsible for leading all Callie’s Kids Camp activities including preparing activities with provided instructions, materials, and exhibits. Counselors are responsible for supervising elementary and middle-school-aged campers during sign-in, sign-out, and break times, leading lessons, and maintaining a safe camp environment at all times.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to

Include “Callie’s Kids Camp” in the subject line.

Apply today for a summer job you’ll never forget!

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