Job Information

University of Utah School Programs Assistant, Work-Study in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2022

Requisition Number PRN12769N

Job Title UU Student - Admin/Clerical

Working Title School Programs Assistant, Work-Study

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19.5

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Work schedule is flexible and can work with student school schedules. Must be available at least one weekday morning.

Is this a work study job? Yes

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 13.00 - 13.50

Close Date

Job Summary

The School Programs Assistant position helps staff members with day-to-day tasks associated with programming, mainly the Teaching Toolbox program. This position provides general office support, such as data entry, inventorying, copying, etc. Working with the Teaching Toolbox Program often includes physically moving the large toolbox kits around NHMU . The School Program Assistant also supports museum educators by acting as an assistant with field trip programming or class programming.

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.

Employees at NHMU who work in guest facing positions who are fluent in a language beyond English, and willing to engage with guests in that language, will receive a 50 cent per hour increase to their wage.


The School Programs Assistant,

  • Handles weekly routine tasks associated with the logistics of education programs
  • Assists with data entry and reporting
  • Manages inventory supply lists and materials for educational programs
  • Performs office tasks to support the Field Trips, Teaching Toolboxes, and other programming.
  • Acts as assistant during education programs
  • Assists with the development of educational materials

High school diploma or equivalency required.

Must be able to manage/move program supplies weighing up to 50 pounds throughout the building.

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

Minimum Qualifications


One-year full-time customer service experience, demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Special Instructions Summary

The applicant must be a student with an accepted Work-Study award for the current academic year. Work-Study award status may be viewed through CIS on the Financial Aid Status page.

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.