This is TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to end in September of 2018.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is engaged in a multi-year transformation project that will culminate in a flagship museum of nature and culture. Opening in 2019, the New Burke will inspire wonder and pride about the Pacific Northwest and our place in the world.
Our Burke Museum has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Education Assistant for Offsite Programs.
Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the BurkeMobile Manager, the Offsite Programs Education Assistant will assist in the development and delivery of a variety of educational programs designed to bring Burke resources to schools and organizations throughout Washington State. Audiences served by these programs include PreK-Grade 12 students, teachers, and families. Program content areas include Earth Science, Life Science, and Native American cultures of the Northwest, and highlight Burke collections and related content expertise.
Basic Functions: Present BurkeMobile programs in K-12 schools, libraries and other community events; Assist BurkeMobile Coordinator with planning and travel logistics; Working with other Education staff, prepare activities and hands-on materials for the BurkeMobile, Burke Boxes, and other offsite education programs; Maintain the teaching collections and supplies used in offsite programs; Provide support for other education programs, both onsite and offsite. These include group tour programs, scout programs, summer camps, family days, community programs and others; Document education program activity through narrative reports and photographs; Represent the Burke at offsite programs and events; Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Position requires satisfactory completion of two years of college work in history, English, education, fine arts, art history, anthropology, archaeology, or museology or related field; High degree of initiative, flexibility, and ability to work in a team environment; Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, and the ability to work with multiple audiences; Spanish language proficiency.
Desired: Experience preparing and delivering formal and informal education and family programs, specifically to Pre-K 12th grade students; Familiarity with relevant themes of natural history and culture, particularly Native American cultures; Understanding of equity, inclusion, and decolonization in museums, and experience fostering inclusive practice; Experience with Microsoft Office, InDesign; Experience working with the public in customer service capacity; First Aid/CPR Certification; Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
Conditions of Employment: Ability to travel as needed, work flexible hours, including some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays; This position requires out-of town travel, some of which requires overnight stays; Must possess a valid Washington State driver's license and a clean driving record; Must be able to lift and move up to 30 pounds alone and up to 60 pounds with assistance; Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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, Criminal Conviction History, 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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.