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Non-Classified Opening

Education Specialist, Idaho Museum of Natural History (3196)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: May 15, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS030647
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req488
12 Month Full-Time
Office for Research
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Oversees education and outreach efforts for all ages for the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

Key Responsibilities 

•    Plan, coordinate and present educational programs for the Idaho Museum of Natural History
•    Plan and coordinate museum programs with museum staff, teachers, principals, and organization leaders
•    Assist staff with promoting and marketing museum activities
•    Develop and distribute questionnaires to obtain educational and program information
•    Develop lesson plans for exhibits
•    Work with staff to develop education content for exhibits
•    Schedule and operate the museum's education resource center
•    Develop resource materials for education
•    Develop and conduct tour guide programs, workshops and field trips to teach university instructors, volunteer guides, and public school teachers the content and scientific concepts of exhibits
•    Coordinate the Broader Impacts program
•    Visit schools to present natural history programs to students
•    Monitor use and scheduling of mobile laboratories and mobile exhibit gallery
•    Prepare reports on visit statistics and education activities
•    Prepare grant proposals
•    Prepare budget and monitor expenditures
•    Recruit and supervise docents, volunteers, interns and work study students
•    Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications 

•    Bachelor’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Geology, Biology, or Anthropology; or a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Biology or Anthropology
•    One (1) year experience teaching in a leading role
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Good management skills
•    Willing to work weekends and after hours for events
•    A passion for sharing knowledge about our natural world

Preferred Qualifications

•    Master’s degree
•    Experience with grant writing

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=488

Please submit the following documents with your application:
1. Resume which provides a summary of teaching experience. 2. Cover letter specifically addressing how the applicant meets each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. 3. List of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Applications are due by June 30, 2017. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 1, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

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