Museum Education and Outreach Director/Museum Technician

  • University of Puget Sound
  • Tacoma, WA, USA
  • Sep 17, 2023
Part time / Adjunct Arts & Museum

Job Description

The University of Puget Sound is hiring an Education and Outreach Director (EOD) to join our Puget Sound Museum of Natural History!

The museum is one of the Pacific Northwest's significant natural history collections, with over 100,000 bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, plant, insect, and geological specimens. The museum is focused on research, education, & engaging university students with museum collections. The EOD collaborates with the museum Director, other campus colleagues, community members and students to organize and lead the education and outreach efforts of the museum, including the student docent program, teaching of museum practices, open houses, tours, Nature in the Classroom logistics, exhibit design and construction, and community events.

This position is:

• Regular
• Part-time (0.5 FTE)
• Flexible Schedule (M – F)

All candidates must complete an application through our official website for consideration.

View a full job description and apply today through our University website for Staff Employment!

Please note:

-Positions that work less than .75 FTE (1,560 hours per year) do not qualify for long-term disability or education benefits.
-Positions that work less than .50 FTE (1,040 hours per year) will accrue paid sick leave but are not eligible for additional benefits.
-Temporary positions that work at least .50 FTE (1,040 hours per year) will be eligible for benefits.

To be considered for this role, a candidate must have:

• College degree, preferably in the sciences. Master's degree or related certification a plus
• Previous work with natural history collections and knowledge of museum practices
• Experience teaching or working closely with K-12 students and teachers
• Excellent writing and research abilities, including managing spreadsheets and databases
• Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
• Valid driver's license and excellent driving record

Compensation and Benefits:

• The pay range for this position is $24.00 to $26.25 per hour. Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

• This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

• This position is not eligible for benefits; however, employees may make elective deferrals into a retirement plan.

• For the Campus Holiday and Bonus Day Schedule, visit:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of all required background checks and, if applicable for the position, a drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

About Puget Sound:
Puget Sound is a national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington. To learn more about the university, visit "About Puget Sound" on the university's website (

Diversity Statement:

We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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