Museum Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 11:30pm



Bend, OR
United States

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Job Description:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Natural Sciences or Museum Studies with educational emphasis preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an educational institution and/or instructional setting as well as experience with administrative duties.
  • Knowledge of STEAM.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices teaching methods and classroom management of young children as well as older age groups.
  • Working knowledge of informal education in camps, museums, aquariums, zoos, nature centers or similar environmental education or living history facility.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with Museum staff, school administrators, teachers, students, parents and public groups in a professional, pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people in a service-oriented manner.
  • Ability to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels effectively and energetically.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and days
  • The successful applicant will be an outgoing, friendly, team player and must be detailed-oriented while handling multiple projects and deadlines.  They must have a high degree of energy and enthusiasm for a visitor-service oriented organization.  The position requires some evenings and weekends, working inside and outside, and handling live animals.


  1. Develop curricula, teach and assess Museum’s educational programming including, but not limited to, early childhood education programs, children’s summer camps, and school programs.
  2. Assist in the development, preparation, and implementation of educational programming for a variety of ages that is incorporated into ongoing exhibits and special events.
  3. Assist in the development of evaluation protocol for education classes.
  4. Be a mentor for the teen volunteer program.
  5. Successfully satisfy animal handling training requirements and maintain animal handling protocols.
  6. Support the Museum’s mission by overseeing, strengthening, and growing a successful suite of fee-based programs including summer camps, out-of-school time programs,workshops, and themed educational events
  7. Work with other Museum departments to develop robust programmatic offerings.
  8. Work with area institutions to develop collaborative public programs.
  9. Keep abreast of current informal education research and best practices.
  10. Maintain and supervise the Education Department’s teaching collection and supplies.
  11. Maintain professional conduct at all times with Museum staff and the public.


How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to the High Desert Museum, attention Shannon Campbell.