Education and Outreach Specialist - Slater Museum of Natural History

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Job Title: Education and Outreach Specialist - Slater Museum of Natural History
Location: Museum of Natural History
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 4924
Staff Posting Details

Appointment Status: Part-time, 0.5 FTE position


The Outreach and Education Specialist's duties will include: publicizing and facilitating the use of the Nature in the Classroom curricula to teachers and schools, training teachers in the use of the curricula, coordinating and conducting behind the scenes tours of the museum, recruiting and training volunteer Docents who assist with tours, teaching, and hosting guests during the museum's open hours. In addition, the Specialist will assist with the development of museum exhibits and additional curricula, and will learn museum techniques. They will keep track of purchases and mileage to and from sites, submit receipts and paperwork on time, organize, purchase and maintain kit supplies and assess and repair damage to kits. The position requires solid natural history knowledge and passion to learn more, research and writing skills. The Specialist will work closely with museum staff and our Americorps member. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.


  • College degree, preferably in the sciences
  • Natural History expertise
  • Experience teaching or working closely with K-12 students and teachers
  • Excellent writing and research abilities
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posted: 7/3/2019
Application Due: 7/25/2019
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