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Museum Outreach Educator - Summer

UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Museum Outreach Educator - Summer 2023
Note: This is a summer position, appropriate for students not registered for classes during summer term and/or students graduating in June 2023. The position offers great experience for individuals interested in museum/informal education, teaching, and/or public outreach.
Job Title: Museum Outreach Educator - Summer
Effective Date: June 7 – August 25, 2023
Supervisor:  Outreach Coordinator
Salary Range: $15.76 - $16.88 per hour
Number of Openings: 1-2
Hours per Week: Part-time/ 20-40 hours per week
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins April 17 and will be on-going until filled
Summary: This position delivers interactive, hands-on educational programs to youth and family audiences at public libraries statewide. The program traveling this summer is titled Oregon Rocks! and is focused on geology. The position requires independent statewide travel by car, including several multi-day trips with overnight stays throughout the summer. Vehicle is provided and travel costs, including per diem, are covered by the Museum.
  • Present community programs for family audiences across the state
  • Travel by university vehicle to locations throughout Oregon
  • Maintain materials and props in between programs
  • Set up and take down outreach program materials in each program location
  • Communicate with outreach location contacts to confirm travel or program details as needed
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with museum staff regarding outreach programs, including program effectiveness, audience needs, and logistics
  • Use judgment, presentation, communication and classroom management skills to ensure the best possible learning environment for participants
Hours and Work Schedule:
  • 20-40 hours per week based on program schedule. 225-250 hours total for summer.
  • Includes up to 5 extended trips (each with 1-4 overnight stays)
  • Includes 3-4 Saturdays
  • June 7-19 schedule will only include 8-10 hours for training purposes.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience in science or STEM education and/or free choice learning/teaching environment
  • Background or content knowledge in related subjects – geology, paleontology, environmental science, or other sciences
  • Approachable and friendly demeanor, open and respectful to people from all backgrounds
  • Flexible and comfortable working in varying locations and environments
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to travel for 3-5 days at a time, including overnight stays
  • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
  • Ability to obtain a state vehicle driver certification
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a background check
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin on April 17th and be on-going until positions are filled. Submit résumé and cover letter through Handshake.