Administrative/Office Support, Child Development, Education,
Environmental Studies, Anthropology, History, Planning/Project
Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Museum of Natural and Cultural
Education Program Assistant
Appointment Type and Duration:
$18.92 - $28.59 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes June 30, 2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your
- A cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the
- A current resume, including dates of employment, and
- Three professional references.
About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest
members of the Association of American Universities and holds the
distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO
enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students
representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries.
The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that
involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all
students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO's
295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an
arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the
The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide
range of cultural and culinary offerings; a pleasant year-round
climate; and a community engaged in environmental, social, and
social justice concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance
of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.
As an essential partner in the University's educational, research,
and public service mission, the University of Oregon Museum of
Natural and Cultural History (MNCH) enhances knowledge of Earth's
environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective
past, present, and future.
The museum is a center of interdisciplinary research and education,
serving the State of Oregon, the University of Oregon, Native
American Tribes, the research community, K-12 students and
teachers, and the wider public in Oregon and beyond.
An established major engine of archaeological research in the
American West, the museum's Archaeological Research Division works
across the state on dozens of archaeological projects each year.
The MNCH is also the State of Oregon's official repository for
publicly owned collections and is home to hundreds of thousands of
ethnographic and archaeological objects, fossils, and biological
specimens from Oregon and around the world.
The museum annually welcomes more than 30,000 visitors and serves
another 20,0000 Oregonians through its statewide educational
programs. A winner of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and
Library Service, the museum is fully accredited by the American
Alliance of Museums, distinguishing it as one of the very best
museums in the nation.
The Museum employs a staff of approximately 40 faculty,
researchers, classified, administrative, and student employees
across several facilities on the University of Oregon, Eugene
campus. Annual expenditures are about $3 million, from dozens of
funding sources and allocated among a variety of projects across
four museum divisions.
Reporting to the Education Manager, the Education Coordinator is a
member of the education team in the public programs division at the
museum. The MNCH education team facilitates engaging experiences
for all museum audiences that highlight the museum's unique role as
a center of learning and research and to inspire curiosity about
the past and responsibility for the future of natural and cultural
resources of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the broader world.
The purpose of the education coordinator position is to implement
and evaluate educational programs at the museum and offsite
throughout the State of Oregon for K-12 students and teachers;
community members of all ages; and UO students, faculty, and
This position coordinates the engagement of community groups who
utilize the museum as an educational resource; facilitates the
museum's youth and family program offerings; and provides support
for other educational programs or visitor experience needs. This
position participates in the delivery of educational programs at
the museum and offsite, both locally and statewide, requiring
occasional evening and/or weekend work and some overnight statewide
travel. In addition, this position trains and supervises the MNCH
volunteers and UO students who deliver programs. The Education
Coordinator works closely with the Education Manager to set team
goals, program content, interpretation practices, and plan of work.
This position communicates with K-12 teachers and other community
organizations to schedule visits to the museum; and communicates
with UO departments such as Risk Management, parents of youth
museum participants, partnering organizations, and all types of
museum members and visitors.
- Associate's Degree and three years of work experience (paid or
volunteer) supporting community programs that serve children, youth
or adults OR
- Bachelor's Degree and one year of work experience (paid or
volunteer) one year of which must be working in youth development
programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related
- Five years experience in a field related to the duties of the
position AND a high school diploma or equivalent.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences.
Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data
management, and communications.
- Understanding of, and commitment to, justice, equity,
inclusion, accessibility, and diversity practices.
- Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented while handling
multiple projects and deadlines.
- Two years of experience teaching students in grades PreK-6 in
formal and/or informal settings.
- A bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the position,
e.g. museum studies, education, Indigenous/Native American studies,
environmental studies, anthropology, history, geology,
- Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, Oregon's
K-12 social science standards, and Oregon's Senate Bill 13 Tribal
History/Shared History curriculum.
- Working knowledge of best practices in teaching and classroom
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/531929/education-coordinator