Job Information

University of Utah School Outreach Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/24/2023

Requisition Number PRN35093B

Job Title Coordinator, Education

Working Title School Outreach Coordinator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Standard business/school hours, plus occasional evenings and weekends.

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 38,300 to 44,999

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

As part of the Museum on the Move team, the School Outreach Coordinator visits fourth grade classrooms across Utah with engaging, standards-aligned science activities. Our goal is to deliver education programs that make science accessible and exciting, while also encouraging critical thinking and supporting student’s learning of science practices and ideas.

The Museum on the Move team also supports the needs of K-12 teachers and schools by designing and hosting teacher professional development opportunities that align with Utah SEEd standards. 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 to learn more about our outreach program before applying.

At the Natural History Museum of Utah, we recognize that our strength and sustainability as an organization stem from diversity and inclusion. For this reason, we are committed to fostering equity, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve, and empowering staff members in developing an accessible and inclusive work environment.

We also place a strong emphasis on providing an exceptional experience to every guest who visits the museum or participates in any of our programs. We believe that everyone at NHMU , at every level and in all departments, are a critical part of providing this level of experience. Therefore, all staff members receive ongoing training and are expected to consistently contribute to creating exceptional, memorable, and inclusive experiences for our guests, partners, and the community.


• Work with fellow School Outreach Coordinators to develop and deliver NHMU’s 4th grade outreach program and K-12 teacher professional development programs

• Teach the Museum’s 4th grade outreach program statewide

• 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

• Collaborate with Museum staff, educators, and scientists to improve NHMU’s work with K-12 teachers and students

• Develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations and community

• Deliver extraordinary customer service to all Museum guests and Museum staff

• Program coordinators will ensure all programming delivered is in direct support of the Museum’s mission, innovative, engaging and effective, as determined by evaluation

• Must be able to manage/lift teaching kits weighing up to 50 pounds

• Must possess a valid driver’s license; ability to travel on extended trips up to a week-long required as needed for delivering programs statewide; and may require 4-6 hours driving in a single day

• Occasionally required to work evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays as needed for outreach program delivery and teacher professional development programs

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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.


• One to five 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

• Experience working successfully 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

• Bilingual in one of Utah’s Dual Immersion languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Chinese)

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

We welcome applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and alternative paths to achieving the required qualifications for this role. If you feel that your experience is equivalent to the required qualifications, you are encouraged to apply. Be sure to mark “yes” on the appropriate posting specific question below to ensure your application is accepted. ALL accepted applications will be reviewed by our hiring committee.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

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