Museum Educator

Engineering and/or Technology, Languages and Philological Sciences
1 May, 2020 to 31 Oct, 2020
1 Apr, 2020

General information

6 months

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in Heraklion, Crete, are looking for students or recent graduates who desire to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary museum environment and contibute to the museum education with their knowledge from their field of studies. 

The candidate will support the museum staff in various activities such as:  managing the museum during opening hours;  staffing the ticket office, suvenirshop and the museum cafe or other facilities; assisting visitors;  running guided tours within the museum;  supporting educational activities, presentations and workshops, translating, brochures, catalogues and museum information in native language,  collaborating in the organitazion of events as seminars, conferences, exhibition.

Working with people of all ages is a key feature of this position and includes activities such as talks, presentations, workshops, demonstrations, guided tours and running courses.

Some evening or weekend work may be required.



Additional Information

The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas studies, highlights and presents to the Greek and foreign visitors the technology of ancient Greeks, an extremely important but relatively unknown aspect of the ancient Greek culture. In a Venetian building, the Palazzo d’ Ittar at 18 Epimenidou Street in the center of Heraklion, within a total area of 460 square meters, guests have the unique opportunity to explore the exhibition "Ancient Greece – The Origins of Technologies ", which includes approximately 60 selected exhibits, from the robot-servant of Philon to the "cinema" of Heron and from the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios to the Antikythera Mechanism. The exhibits are fully functional and are accompanied by rich audiovisual material in Greek and English. Free textual material can be provided in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish language. The explanatory information, the analytical designs, the images, the videos, the animations and the references of the bibliography provide a complete experience of visit. Moreover, the museum offers scheduled experiential educational guided tours by qualified staff on a daily basis, for visitors of all grade levels and subjects. Guests are also able to purchase from the Museum Shop handmade models and copies inspired from the exhibits such as the portable sundial of Parmenion, the tetrantas (quadrant) of Hipparchus, ancient Greek toys and other items. Finally, the Museum Café provides delicious snacks and refreshing drinks which visitors can enjoy in the courtyard of the museum. CREATING EXHIBITIONS – SCIENTIFIC EDITING – CURATORSHIP Kostas Kotsanas, Dipl. Mechanical Engineer, Designer and Researcher of Ancient Greek Technology DAYS / HOURS: Weekdays & Weekends 09:00-19:00 (Summer Season: 01 May -31 October) Weekdays & Weekends 09:00-17:00 (Winter Season: 01 November-31 April)
English: Independent User B2
French: Independent User B2
Italian: Independent User B2
Russian: Independent User B2
Spanish: Independent User B2
Level of Studies: 
Teamworking skills
Organisational skills
Communication skills
Interpersonal skills
Good MS Office skills