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University of Utah Youth and Family Facilitator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/25/2021

Requisition Number PRN11035N

Job Title Education Staff Assistant

Working Title Youth and Family Facilitator

Job Grade 007

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Varied. During the summer, weekdays are required. During the regular school year, Saturday and Sundays are required. Some evenings may be required with advanced notice.

Is this a work study job? No

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 $12-$15

Close Date

Job Summary

NHMU Program Facilitators are responsible for the instruction of elementary aged children in a variety of STEM / STEAM -based subjects. Facilitators are provided with curricula, supplies, support staff, and training. Successful candidates for this position work well under pressure, have an engaging and outgoing nature and will be able to provide additional lessons and activities as needed to create an exciting, well-paced experience for all participants. Must have experience leading STEM / STEAM activities/experiments, as well as in inquiry-based instruction and techniques and is able to adjust activities to include participants of all learning styles and abilities. Strong instructional and classroom management skills as well as excellent organizational and communication skills are a must.

During the summer, weekdays are required. During the regular school year, some Saturday and Sundays are required. Some evenings may be required with advanced notice.

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.

Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


•Assisting with all Youth and Family programs, including birthday parties, classes and workshops, family late night programming, and summer camp sessions;

•Assisting with supply coordination, as well as upkeep and organization;

•Help with facilitation of programming, from setting up program spaces to assisting participants with activities and experiments;

•Assisting with program check in and out procedures;

•Making sure program participants feel welcome and are safe, engaged, and supported;

•Helping to make sure all programming offered is high-quality, entertaining, and educational in support of the Museum’s and the department’s mission

Minimum Qualifications

Three years experience as a classroom assistant in a related academic area, or equivalency; knowledge and understanding of a variety of teaching methods in order to adjust activities/training session to include participants of different ages; a thorough knowledge of related academic subjects in order to participate in developing classroom activities/programs; and demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and communication skills to conduct educational activities and/or training sessions in a clear and concise manner required. Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required.

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


•Broad knowledge of natural history and science topics;

•Experience with special events;

•Experience working with youth in informal learning environments;

•Working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education, or similar field;

•Second language proficiency

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 applicants, 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”). 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.