Job Information

University of Utah Youth and Family Programs Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/01/2021

Requisition Number PRN11639N

Job Title Education Staff Assistant

Working Title Youth and Family Programs Assistant

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, most Friday afternoons, 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 Internal to the University

Pay Rate Range 12.00 to 14.00

Close Date

Job Summary

NHMU Youth and Family Programs Assistant is responsible for helping to provide high-quality experiences and memories for all participants in the Museum’s Youth and Family Programming department. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting with supplies, setting up program activities and experiments in program areas, aiding participants with projects and activities, and cleaning up spaces after a program. Customer service experience and effective communication skills are required, as is an outgoing, dynamic and self-directed nature. Experience working with youth in informal learning environments and those working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education, or similar fields, is preferred. During the summer, weekdays are required. During the regular school year, most Friday afternoons, 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.

Employees at NHMU that 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.


•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

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.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

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 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


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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.