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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, non job-related disability or genetic information as those terms are defined under applicable law.


JOB ID: 1544

JOB TITLE: Museum Educator Assistant - Resources Team (temporary position)

STATE: Pennsylvania

CITY: Pittsburgh

DESCRIPTION: Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.

Temporary Museum Educator Assistants - Resources Team in the Education Department at Carnegie Museum of Natural History get hands-on experience that will both challenge and broaden their knowledge of topics in natural history and informal education. Individuals will work collaboratively with Education staff by providing logistical support to our on-site, summer camp teaching teams. Each summer, the museum facilitates over fifty summer camp experiences over the course of eleven weeks. Museum Educator Assistants selected to work as part of our Materials and Resources team are responsible for maintaining organization of reusable camp supplies, reviewing lesson plans to identify and gather required materials for each planned activity, and communicating with supervisors regarding purchasing of new materials as required.

Position Requirements: We are looking for highly organized and detail-oriented individuals with excellent communication skills. The ability to work as part of a large team, in a high-pressure environment, is essential. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, and proficiency in Excel is preferred.

Ideal Candidate:
• Applies creative problem solving and maintains composure in a demanding environment
• Possesses a valid Pennsylvania Driver's license. Access to a vehicle is not required, but the candidate must be comfortable driving a museum van.
• Is available to work daylight hours, Monday through Friday. Available shifts are 7:30a-2p and 10:30a-5p (30 hours per week). Shifts include a 30-minute lunch break.
• Is available throughout the summer (June 4-August 24). Some evening or weekend work may be required as needed.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.


The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit Keep Kids Safe.

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.



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