Field Trip Program Educator (Temporary/Hourly) – University of Washington

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time Posted on July 27, 2019
Req #: 170211
Department: BURKE MUSEUM
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/25/2019
Closing Info: Closes On 08/12/2019
Salary: $16.50 – $17.50/hr
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

Under the general supervision of the Museum Field Trip Program Manager, the Museum Educator for Field Trip Programs (FTP) is responsible for the delivery of a variety of educational programs designed for groups of PreK – 12th grade students who visit the museum. Program content areas include earth science, life science, and Native American cultures of the Pacific Northwest, highlighting Burke collections and research. The Burke Museum Education Department is committed to making the natural world and cultural heritage of Washington state accessible to all learners. We aim to connect the familiar to the unfamiliar, to foster curiosity for the world around us, and to support a life-long love of learning.

Present facilitated field trip programs at the museum to groups of PreK-12th grade students and their teachers and chaperones;

Assist with program preparation and logistics to ensure successful program delivery, including: set up and break down of materials before and after program facilitation, restocking consumable materials, making pre-visit calls to clients, and greeting/orienting groups to the museum upon arrival for their program;

Assist with maintenance of teaching collections and program materials;
Working with the Museum FTP Manager and other Education staff, develop activities and hands-on materials for educational programs as needed;

Provide support for other education programs, both onsite and offsite, including facilitation. Other education programs include family programs and events, summer camps, and offsite outreach programs;

Observe other education programs offered by the Burke in order to gain a thorough understanding of the work of Burke Education and develop/grow your teaching practice;

Provide excellent customer service to all Burke Education clients;
Other duties as assigned.

Uphold the institution’s commitment to equitable and inclusive practice.

Position requires satisfactory completion of two years of college work in history, English, education, fine arts, art history, anthropology, archaeology, natural sciences, museology or related field and two years experience working with museum collections, exhibits, artifacts, preservation ,acquisition or restoration; OR experience in historic preservation, or in historic or natural science research or interpretation, may be substituted, year for year, for education:
Experience working with youth (Pre-K – 12th grade) in a formal or informal education setting;

High degree of initiative, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment;

Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, and the ability to work with diverse audiences and multiple learning styles.

Understanding of equity, inclusion, and decolonization in museums, and experience fostering inclusive practice;

Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop

Experience working with the public in customer service capacity;
First Aid/CPR Certification;

Able to work a flexible schedule that occasionally involves work on weekends and holidays;

Able to work in an environment visible to the public with visual and audible distractions;

Must be able to lift and move up to 30 pounds alone and up to 60 pounds with assistance;

Wear required credentials at all times and work attire/uniforms and name tags as required by position;

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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