Salary Range: $38,000-$40,000
The University of Nebraska State Museum is seeking a full-time Earth & Space Sciences Program Coordinator. Located in Morrill Hall on the UNL city campus, this position develops, coordinates, and helps deliver the museum education programs for pK-12 and postsecondary students, as well as public programs/events around Earth sciences and astronomy. This position is responsible for staying current on state and national science standards and designing programming to support standards in the content area. In addition, this position coordinates and delivers the Mueller Planetarium programming, shows, maintains technology, and trains staff. Other duties around the planetarium include producing Fulldome content appropriate for a variety of ages and producing programming content for the digital globe.
This position also assists the education supervisor with K12 educator professional development and other learning programs. Occasionally, this position provides educational program support for our sister museums, Ashfall Fossil Beds and Trailside Museum. Other project-based duties may be assigned.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a field related to astronomy, earth sciences, or secondary science education (with an endorsement in Earth and space science, physics, or related field) plus two (2) years of experience in developing and delivering interactive, student-centered educational programs. Experience with audiovisual program development, including video and audio editing software. Knowledge of programming philosophy which promotes presentations/programs across a broad range of scientific disciplines. Knowledge of museums, planetariums, and Earth and space science concepts. Ability to effectively lead museum Earth and space science related programs for pK-12 and postsecondary students, in addition to training staff and students to lead programs. Experience must demonstrate excellent communication skills for delivery of presentations. Ability to set daily priorities and work independently and part of a larger staff. Knowledge of both Mac and Windows operating systems.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a field related to astronomy, earth sciences, or secondary science education (with an endorsement in Earth and space science, physics, or related field). Experience working with a wide variety of ages. Experience developing and delivering educational programming to support state and national science standards. Experience working in an informal education setting such as a museum, science center, zoo, or similar non-profit organization. Knowledge of current trends, resources, and state/national education standards in formal education (pK-12; postsecondary). Ability to effectively lead museum programs for pK-12 and postsecondary students, in addition to training staff and students to lead programs. Able to effectively network and build relationships with UNL faculty/clubs and outside organizations related to Earth and space sciences.
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