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Program Coordinator - Old Aurora Colony Museum

14 Feb 2023 4:47 PM | Anonymous member

Do you enjoy getting involved with volunteers and educational programming?  The Aurora Colony Historical Society is now hiring a part-time, seasonal Program Coordinator to support and assist our Education Program Manager and our Stauffer-Will Farm Living History Program. Please visit for more information.

Salary:               $17.00 Hourly
During peak season (4/1-6/16) approximately 30 hours per week
Off-peak hours vary

Location:          Stauffer-Will Farm
                             13551 Stauffer Rd. NE, Hubbard

Job Type:            Part Time, Seasonal, No Benefits

To Apply:           Email your resume and cover letter to

Closing:             Open until filled

Application Review:      Upon Receipt

Occupational Summary

Under the direction of the Education Program Manager, the Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Stauffer-Will Farm Living History Educational Program and assisting with training and managing volunteers.  Assist and support educational programming at the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

Essential Tasks

  • Effectively manages up to 6 volunteers, 60 students, 10 chaperones and 2 teachers in a remote environment while calmly handling any situation that may arise;
  • Learns all 6 hands-on educational activity stations and trains volunteers as needed.  Assists volunteers as needed and be able to run any station in the event of a volunteer’s absence;
  • Assists the Program and Event Coordinator with scheduling Stauffer-Will Farm volunteers.  Learns the volunteers’ preferences and maintains friendly and workable relationships;
  • Maintains accurate volunteer and program attendance records and processes payments;
  • Follows opening and closing procedures for the Stauffer-Will Farm.  Ensures that all stations are ready at the beginning of volunteer shifts and that stations are left clean and tidy at the end of the day;
  • Performs light maintenance to ensure the daily cleanliness and safety of the historic structures and grounds for staff and visitors;
  • Observes applicable safety requirements, uses safety equipment provided, implements appropriate safety practices at all times and immediately report any unsafe working conditions or hazards.  Ensures that volunteers use provided safety equipment and follow safety protocols;
  • Monitors the Stauffer-Will Farm buildings and grounds for maintenance issues and reports as needed; 
  • Becomes familiar with the history of the Aurora Colony and Stauffer-Will Farm and other Old Aurora Colony Museum programs and events.  Answers routine inquiries or refers them to proper personnel;
  • Works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees;
  • Interacts professionally with other employees and volunteers;


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be available to work 8:30 am to 2:00 pm most weekdays.
  • Must be able to work with all types of people.
  • Must have a courteous and personable demeanor.
  • Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, volunteers and the public.
  • Period costume encouraged, but not required.  Period costume provided, if needed.
  • Employment is subject to a national background check.
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, and/or ASL a plus.
  • Ability to remain calm in surprising or adverse conditions.

Physical Requirements

Hearing/Speaking - Expressing and/or receiving information by means of spoken word are both necessary to converse with internal and external customers including volunteers, teachers, and students.

Visual Abilities – the ability to perceive via eyesight is required for this position:

Physical Strength – degree of physical demands typically associated with this position include: 

Light Work
  • Exerting up to 10-20 pounds of force on occasion;
  • An amount of force to handle or move materials related to the position.
Type of Physical Demands
  • Reaching - Extending the hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Handling - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s).
  • Mobility - Standing for extended periods; walking across uneven ground.

Mental Activity Requirements

  • Reasoning – Ability to apply principles of logical thinking.  Good judgement is important. 
  • Mathematics Ability – Using arithmetic: ability to add, subtract, and count money.
  • Language Ability – Ability to speak, read, and write the English Language are required for this position.

Environmental Conditions

Physical Surroundings

  • The Program Assistant is subject to working inside and outside in various weather conditions.  Work environment includes stairs and uneven ground.  Building interiors may be dimly lit and are not climate controlled.


  • Work environment includes uneven ground with holes.
  • Bees and yellow jackets later in the spring.
  • Tools both sharp and old.
  • Pesticides and rodent control substances.

Machinery/Tools/Work Aids/Other Equipment

  • Computer, calculator, printer/ copy machine, measuring devices, files, manuals, reports, correspondence, telephone, regular office supplies.


This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the Old Aurora Colony Museum’s visitors. This job description is not intended to, and does not create, a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the Aurora Colony Historical Society. Candidates selected for employment may be required to pass a background screening prior to receiving a full offer of employment.

The Aurora Colony Historical Society is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
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