Public Programs & Volunteer Coordinator – University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln

Salary Range: $36,000-$38,000

The University of Nebraska State Museum is seeking a full-time Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator. Located in Morrill Hall on the UNL city campus, this position coordinates the museum’s volunteer program. A large and diverse group of volunteers contribute by providing visitor activities, event support, and research support in the museum collections. The Coordinator is responsible for developing monthly programs that utilize volunteers, such as, but not limited to Science Café and Sunday with a Scientist. The Coordinator works with UNL course instructors to provide service-learning opportunities to UNL students.  The Coordinator partners with other science communication groups on campus and helps to lead adult-focused museum events, tours, and community outreach. 

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:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in natural history sciences, social sciences, education (with science or social science coursework), community development, or related field plus two (2) years of relevant experience. One (1) year of experience managing volunteers (recruiting, training, and scheduling). Competency in word processing, spreadsheets, database entry/management, and Adobe Acrobat. Knowledge of best practices for volunteer programs. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations. Experience must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree. Supervisory experience to include recruiting, training, and managing. Experience building relationships and working with volunteers. Experience writing policies, procedures, and/or training manuals or other resource materials. Management experience within a non-profit setting. Knowledge of museum trends. Demonstrated ability to manage volunteers in a museum, science center, zoo or aquarium environment (or similar non-profit institution). Knowledge of museum evaluation best practices. Excellent writing skills to assist with reports and grant applications.

Applications only accepted through the original posting here.

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