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School Outreach Coordinator

Employer
University of Utah
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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School Outreach Coordinator

Job Summary

As part of the Museum on the Move team, the School Outreach Coordinator visits 4th grade classrooms across Utah to lead engaging, standards-aligned science activities on five topics: Fossils, Plants and Animals, Archaeology, Rocks and Minerals, and the Great Salt Lake. Our goal is to deliver education programs that make science accessible and exciting, while also encouraging critical thinking and supporting learning of science practices and ideas. The Museum on the Move team also supports the needs of K-12 teachers and schools by developing and hosting teacher professional development opportunities that align with Utah SEEd standards. These include ongoing series like Utah Master Naturalist and STEM Rooted in Culture, and standalone workshops both locally and across Utah. We inspire curiosity, encourage critical thinking, and support student and teacher learning of science practices and ideas. At our core we value inquiry, collaboration, continual improvement, and inclusion. We invite you to visit nhmu.utah.edu/educators/museum-on-move to learn more about our outreach program before applying.

Responsibilities
Work with fellow School Outreach Coordinators to develop and teach NHMU’s 4th grade outreach program and K-12 teacher professional development programs
• Teach the Museum’s 4th grade outreach program statewide (requires valid driver’s license, ability to travel on extended trips up to a week-long as needed for delivering programs statewide; and may require 4-6 hours driving in a single day)
• Manage/lift teaching kits weighing up to 50 pounds
• Collaborate with Museum staff, educators, and scientists to improve NHMU’s work with K-12 teachers and students, and develop programming aligned with Utah’s SEEd Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and best practices in STEM education
• Support an inclusive culture in the workplace and classroom, strive to broaden participation in STEM programs, and promote equity in STEM programs
• Support program budget, reporting, and communication for assigned programs
• Develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations and community

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), and two years related experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences
• Two or more years formal/informal education experience (volunteer, intern, paid) or experience in related science field
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science or related discipline
• Demonstrated interest in museum education, science education, outdoor learning, community outreach, equity in STEM, curriculum writing, and teacher professional development
• Bilingual in one of Utah’s Dual Immersion languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Chinese)
• Experience working with culturally diverse populations
• Passion for natural history and for working at the Natural History Museum of Utah
• Presentation skills and professional/academic writing ability
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Special Instructions


Requisition Number: PRN38637B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Typically Monday through Friday, occasionally required to work evenings, Saturdays, or Sundays as needed for outreach program delivery and teacher professional development programs. Driving to schools requires early morning starts during the school year.
Department: 00018 - Utah Museum of Natl Hist Oper
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 41,650 to 51,699
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/165180


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