University of Utah Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 01/13/2019

Requisition Number PRN19372B

Job Title Instructional Technologist / Curriculum Specialist

Working Title Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, Flexible except for scheduled team meetings

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00018 - Utah Museum of Natl Hist Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $20/hour

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

At the Natural History Museum of Utah we place a strong emphasis on providing an exceptional experience to every guest who visits the museum or participates in any of our programs. All staff members, at every level and in all departments, are a critical part of providing this level of experience. Candidates selected for employment withNHMUwill receive training and be expected to consistently contribute to creating an exceptional and memorable experience at every opportunity.

The Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist develops and enhances curriculum, materials, and web-based resources for teaching and learning that is used by teachers and their K-12 students in support of the Museum’s Advancing Critical Thinking (ACT) initiative. Included in this initiative is the Museum’s premier digital education program: Research Quest (RQ) and the Museum’s complementary,NSF-fundedEPICProject: Engaging Practices for Inquiry with Collections in Bioscience (EPIC). Collaborates with and provides assistance toACTDirector, project team, and project partners.

This is a temporary 18- month position, with potential for extension pending future funding.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

- Collaborates withACTDirector and RQ andEPICproject teams and project partners to develop and enhance curriculum and materials for both projects.

- Collaborates with scientific staff atNHMUto inform both RQ andEPICprojects, revise and enhance reference materials and prepare files for digital publication.

- Develops, prototypes, tests, revises and implements teacher instructional guides, student notebooks, and online content (video, text, and interactives).

- Edits and revises existing student and teacher materials.

- Assists with digitally-based design and delivery techniques, media and web-based materials and supports digitization of materials for RQ andEPICprojects’ online portal; collaborates with technology partner on User Experience and digital platform design.

- Supports recruitment and tracking of teacher and student participation in RQ andEPICprojects across Utah; collaborates with education partners to inform product development.

- Informs and maintains project management protocols for materials development and production.

- Creates cooperative working relationships with RQ andEPICteam members, Museum departments, partners and stakeholders, schools, Utah State Board of Education, and other persons or entities involved in the development of RQ andEPICprojects and their products.

- Collaborates in the development and implementation of evaluation techniques, in partnership with RQ andEPICLearning Research leads, to measure appropriateness and effectiveness of program content, materials, teaching activities, and technologies.

- Coordinates with other members of the project team and assists when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Curriculum Development, Instructional Technology, or related field plus 2-4 years experience, preferably in a K-12 environment; knowledge of learning theory with the ability to apply the theory into practice; excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills; familiarity with a variety of software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office tools; strong editing skills; ability to work both individually and in a team setting.

Master’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.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.