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Education Coordinator, Idaho Museum of Natural History (3196)
Posting Number: req1249
Working 12 months per year

Non-classified Staff
Office for Research
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Coordinate and manage the educational activities of the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

Key Responsibilities

- Lead, implement and evaluate Museum’s educational programs
- Recruit and supervise docents, volunteers, and student educators
- Develop and write proposals for inquiry-based education activities and resources
- Collaborate with school districts and other members within the broader STEM ecosystem
- Advise staff on education content for exhibits, events and programs
- Visit Idaho schools to present natural history programs to students
- Willing to work weekends and after hours for events
- Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree
- Expertise in preparing and delivering cross-disciplinary science education
- Experience with best practices in teaching and learning, especially for K-8 learners.
- Excellent communication skills working with colleagues, the public, teachers and learners.
- Demonstrated experience in successfully mentoring others, formally or informally, such as volunteers, interns, or other relevant staff.
Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s degree in the fields of Education or sciences
- Demonstrated experience in grant writing
- Experience in informal education, e.g. zoos or museums

Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, Cover Letter & a list of three (3) references with contact information.

Position will remain open until filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 7, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) is an official state museum with a mission to inspire appreciation and curiosity for Idaho’s natural history through its exploration and preservation. Education is central to the Museum’s mission. Founded on our expertise and collections in anthropology, earth and life sciences, our public education programs reach over 10,000 K-12 students annually, spanning the eastern half of the State. Situated on the Pocatello campus of Idaho State University, we are supported by a community dedicated to lifelong learning. For more about IMNH, please visit

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

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