University of Utah Program Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/25/2017

Requisition Number PRN14332B

Job Title Program Assistant

Working Title Book Arts K-12 Education Specialist

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40 for 1.00 AND 30 for 0.75

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

There are currently two open positions. One at 1.00FTE(40-hours) and one at 0.75FTE(30-hours).

Schedule varies depending on department needs.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.33 + $2,000 annual travel stipend

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. No

Job Summary

These teaching positions offer roles in a collaborative and creative arts team comprised of faculty and staff. The positions will report to the Book Arts Program Community Outreach Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include currciculum development and teaching history of the book and book arts; cross-curricular implementation of literacy, history, cultural, and creative concepts in K-12 classrooms and to educators in theSLCvalley and surrounding areas as well as occasional outreach to rural counties/school districts in the state of Utah. This programming is offered as an enrichment opportunity in support of theUSOEcore.

By default, when you apply through this link, you will be considered for both the 1.00 FTE and 0.75 FTE positions. If you only wish to be considered for only one of the positions, please indicate your preference in the supplemental question section.


- Regularly teaching previously developed history of the book and book arts curriculum in single-session, single class-period format

– Marketing K-12 book arts outreach programs with targeted focus of underserved populations

- Coordinating classroom & studio visits with classroom teachers and school administrators

- Driving personal vehicle to appointments, travel time covered between appointments, mileage for local travel will not be reimbursed

- Providing hands-on demonstrations in book arts

- Developing and implementing additional lesson plans and programming in conjunction with Community Outreach Coordinator, additional K-12 Education Specialist, and other book arts staff

- Preparing and coordinating preparation of materials and kits for student use

- Coordinating with Managing Director & Outreach Coordinator to budget for and stock materials and curricular components

- Tracking statistics associated with K-12 outreach initiatives

- Supervise part-time employees and/or interns

- Provide studio visits & interdisciplinary sessions for relevant groups

- Provide teaching assistance and/or teachBAPcourses as opportunities arise

- UpkeepBAPeducator mail list and oversee mailings

- As employee skills and programmatic need dictate, potentially supporting exhibitions, monitoring for open studio and supporting printing & binding for Red Butte Press in summer months

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in a related field, or equivalency, plus two years of related experience required; ability to use logic and reasoning to prioritize tasks; computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet software, and/or database software preferred; demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

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


Strongly preferred: BA in the arts, humanities or relevant field with preference for Art, Art Education, Art History, Education or English major with coursework in book arts; intermediate bookbinding skills; Photoshop, InDesign, and Office software; exceptional writing and communication skills; demonstrated design sensitivity and eye for fine-tuned detail; one plus year of youth art education and event coordination. Preferred: intermediate letterpress printing skills; previous experience with lesson planning; previous grant writing experience. The ideal candidate enjoys working with youth, is willing to take on repetitive and meticulous tasks, possesses strong communication skills, values working with a diverse group of people, and works well both independently and as a collaborative team member. Job emphasis will vary based on the skills and interests of the person hired, special project timelines, and programmatic need.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

All applications received by June 19, 2017 will receive full consideration.

This is a local recruitment. Out of area candidates will be responsible for travel costs for final in-person interviews and for moving costs, if selected.

When prompted to do so, please upload a list of three professional references.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.