employment opportunities

spectrUM Educator

Hours Per Week: 20-40 hours per week

Wage: $9.50/hour DOE

Employment Start Date: Summer 2021, potential part-time employment to continue in the fall 2021

Job Description: Student position based at the new Missoula Public Library. Work study award is preferred. Teach science at spectrUM's dynamic summer camp program and in our museum! The spectrUM Educator will engage in hands-on science activities to small groups at spectrUM various camps, including themes of Robotics, Chemistry, Veterinary Sciences, and more. Additional support at spectrUM's outreach programs or various additional tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an enrolled University of Montana student.
  • Work-study with the University of Montana preferred.
  • General knowledge of and interest in science.
  • Positive and outgoing demeanor.
  • Ability to work with children and adults.
  • Organized, attentive to detail, communicative about scheduling.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Experience working in an education setting preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (in PDF form) to caitlin.ervin@umontana.edu.

spectrUM Summer Camp Coordinator

Hours per week: 30

Wage: DOE

Employment start date: Spring 2021

Job Description: Coordinate summer camps for the Missoula community at an interactive, hands-on science museum. The University of Montana spectrUM Summer Camp Coordinator will organize hands-on science activities, coordinate science educators, and communicate with families at the University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area located in the new Missoula Public Library. The spectrUM Summer Camp Coordinator will provide high-quality, fun science education through the use of interactive exhibits, activities, and demonstrations at spectrUM's summer camp program.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate 30 hours per week at the spectrUM Discovery Area.
  • Help with camper drop off and pick up.
  • Communicate with parents and educators about camps.
  • Coordinate and support summer camp educators.
  • Support summer camp field trip programs and organize camp supplies.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor's degree, STEM or education degree preferred.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • General knowledge of and interest in science.
  • Program management experience preferred.
  • Positive and outgoing demeanor.
  • Ability to work with children and adults.
  • Organized, attentive to detail, communicative about scheduling.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Experience working in an education setting preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (in PDF form) to caitlin.ervin@umontana.edu.

Campus Office Assistant

Hours Per Week: 12-19

Wage: $8.15

Job Description: Work-Study Student Position. The spectrUM Discovery Area is looking for a work study office assistant to work with the Administrative Associate. The new assistant will work with other office staff by helping with general office tasks and paperwork, running errands on campus, answering the phone, filing, completing Treasury and other paperwork, and other miscellaneous tasks as assigned. We would like this position to begin as soon as possible for training.

Qualifications:

  • Must have work study from the University of Montana. 
  • Must be able to work with a team and take directions, but also to take initiative and work independently.
  • Needs to be reliable, detailed, very organized, and able to work in a busy office.
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, Word, and Excel is preferred, as well as familiarity with handling cash and important paperwork. 

Application Instructions:
Please send a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to Sara Bunton at sara.bunton@umontana.edu. Please email Sara Bunton or call at 243-4828 with any questions regarding this position.

If you have questions about work-study and eligibility for that award, please visit The University of Montana's Financial Aid Website or call them at 243-5373.