University of Utah Youth Development Programs Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN08229N

Job Title Coordinator, Education

Working Title Youth Development Programs Specialist

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

variable, includes weekday and some weekend hours

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 $15.25 - $16.85 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Youth Development Programs Specialist is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of activities, meetings, training sessions, field trips, outreach teaching, and public engagement with diverse middle and high school participants in the Museum’s Youth Teaching Youth and Pilot Teen Explainer Programs. The Specialist is part of the Museum’s School Programs team, helping to deliver education programs that make science accessible and exciting, while providing opportunities to engage in authentic science and critical thinking. At our core, we value inquiry, collaboration, continual improvement, and inclusion.


• Collaborate with program coordinator in planning and implementing meetings, educational field trips, training sessions, teaching schedules, museum events, and other activities.

• Support and facilitate training sessions for high school and middle school program participants focusing on various scientific subjects and teaching methods.

• Ensure quality and consistency of communication with program participants, parents, teachers, and partners.

• Supervise, support and evaluate students as they teach and participate in program activities to ensure program goals and expectations are met.

• Respect inclusion and promote departmental efforts toward equity and broader participation inSTEM.

• Transport students to and from teaching assignments and educational activities.

• Track relevant program data in alignment with program and reporting needs as determined by program coordinator.

• Support and participate in periodic overnight field trips for program participants.

• Maintain efficient systems for stocking and maintaining program equipment and materials.

• Develop and maintain professional peer contacts with partner organizations and internal staff in order to stay current on educational and scientific information and to pursue collaborative opportunities.

•Deliver extraordinary customer service to all Museum audiences and internal staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education), 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.


• Bachelors degree in Education, Science, or related discipline

• Experience in developing and teaching formal and/or informal educational programs

• Broad knowledge of natural history topics

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

• Possess a valid drivers license; ability to travel and occasionally remain overnight

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

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 must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

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