Outreach Coordinator – GSM Heritage Center

Location of Service: Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center – 123 Cromwell Dr, Townsend, TN 37882

About Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center:

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is a museum whose mission is to preserve, interpret and share the history and culture of the diverse peoples and Native American who have inhabited the Southern Appalachians including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and offers exhibitions and programs for educational and cultural enrichment. The Historic Village is home to 13 historic buildings that have been furnished according to the period in which they were built. Some of these buildings were de-constructed, transported to the Heritage Center and then put back together for our guests to enjoy. The Transportation Gallery showcases early modes of transportation from the East TN region.

Position Summary:
  • Schedule and attend community & outreach events to identify high-need communities and schools with a gap of Social Studies education.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with museum personnel, tourists, peers, and community groups.
  • Identify community-based individuals that would provide resources and support to our outreach projects (i.e. makers, volunteers, interns, sponsors, donors)
  • Collaborate with Museum Educators and the Director of Operations to develop workshops and programs that can travel offsite to school and community events.
  • Develop a professional development plan that will include all curriculum and training needed to onboard all potential volunteers.
  • Work with Museum’s Marketing team to promote outreach projects and events via social media platforms.
  • Help plan and attend required volunteer training sessions, workshops, and service events.
  • Recruit, onboard, train, and supervise community volunteers so outreach programming can be exclusively run by volunteers with support of VISTA and Museum Staff.
  • Track volunteer commitments, contact information, and hours.
  • Implement processes for program feedback and volunteer recognition.
Site Preferences/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Historic Interpretation experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs required
Member Benefits Include:
  • A modest living allowance of $17,600 or, $675.08 bi-weekly (pre-tax), paid over 52 weeks.
  • Education Award of $6,495 that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses OR a $1,800 end-of-service stipend.
  • Housing subsidy of up to $300/month
  • Relocation reimbursement at $0.40/mile if relocating more than 50 miles for service
  • Up to $750 Settling-In Allowance to reimburse upfront moving costs
  • A Health insurance subsidy is available for members covered through healthcare.gov
  • 80 Hours Personal Leave AND 80 Hours Sick Leave
  • 11 Holidays
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Child Care Reimbursement
  • May be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In-house SNAP benefits specialist available to provide assistance in determining eligibility.
  • May be eligible for utility bill assistance. In-house specialists available to provide assistance with determining eligibility.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility status for federal hiring after completion of service.
  • Opportunity to enroll concurrently in Carson Newman MBA in Nonprofit Leadership

Equity and Inclusion: The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions.  CAC AmeriCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees.  Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment / employment.

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