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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: 1546

JOB TITLE: Museum Educator Assistant - Classrooms (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 - Classrooms 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. The Museum Educator Assistant - Classrooms work collaboratively with Education staff to help conduct on-site, children's day camps over the course of the summer. Classroom-based Museum Educator Assistants are crucial in the creation of an inviting and engaging camp atmosphere. They assist Museum Educators with daily sign-in and sign-out procedures, monitoring of camper safety, and the facilitation of informal learning experiences.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for energetic and charismatic individuals who are interested in assisting educators in teaching about how natural history affects contemporary life through topics in environmental science, geology, biology, and anthropology. Experience working with young people in a camp or educational capacity is preferred. Current enrollment in (or graduation from) an undergraduate or graduate course of study in environmental science, geology, biology, anthropology, or education is preferred but is not required.

IDEAL CANDIDATES:
• Are proactive problem solvers
• Are responsive to constructive feedback
• Are approachable and friendly
• Are available for daylight hours (7:30a-3:30p) ; Monday-Friday, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer (June 11-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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