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Summer Camp Educator

Position Type: Student Position

Hours Per Week: 20-40 hours per week

Wage: $8.15/hour DOE

Employment Start Date: May 2017

Job Description:
Do you have a passion for science and teaching? The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area, an interactive science museum for children and families, is looking for educators to join our team for the summer of 2017 to lead our dynamic summer camps.

In this position you will engage summer camp participants with spectrUM's camps, varying from Explosive Chemistry, Robotics, Get Set to Be a Vet, and more.  Hours will vary between 20-40 hours per week.  Additional hours possible to lead other spectrUM programs.

Job Duties include:
- Engaging with museum guests of all ages on a wide variety of hands-on science and STEAM-related topics.
- Lead and assist with spectrUM camps.
- Ensuring that the camp activities are in presentable order and that participants are having a positive experience.
- Learning new activities and contributing to the curriculum of the current activities in rotation.
- Attending training sessions and monthly meetings to keep up with new activities and exhibits and learn informal science facilitation techniques.

This position is based at the University of Montana, and may carry over to the fall depending on work-study award and class schedule availability. Qualified and interested educators will be eligible for advancement into our summer camp program to lead and facilitate high quality science education summer camps for kids aged 6-13.

Work-study students in this position may qualify for an Americorps Service Member education credit. More information on this program can be found on the Americorps website.

Qualifications:
Candidates with summer work-study is preferred.  Positive attitude and enthusiasm is a must. Background in science and/or education preferred but not required.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to nicholos.wethington@umontana.edu 
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. Applicants that qualify for an in-person interview will be required to demonstrate a hands-on activity of their choice at the interview. Please review our website for more information on the types of programs we offer. Position start date is dependent on buildout of new museum location.

Spring/Summer Informal Science Educator

Position Type: Student Position

Hours Per Week: 5-35

Wage: $8.15/hour DOE

Employment Start Date: Spring 2017

Job Description:
Do you have a passion for science and teaching? The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area, an interactive science museum for children and families, is looking for educators to join our team for both the spring and summer of 2017. The museum is currently relocating to a new location on Toole Ave, and in need of qualified students to staff the new museum.

In this position you will engage visitors with science exhibits on the museum floor and have the opportunity to lead birthday parties, field trips and more. Hours will vary between 5-15 hours during April and mid-May, and 10-35 hours per week during the summer based on need and availability.  

Job Duties include:
- Engaging with museum guests of all ages on a wide variety of hands-on science and STEAM-related topics.
- Assisting with or leading various programs such as birthday parties, field trips, clubs and camps and local outreach events.
- Ensuring that the museum is in presentable order and that guests are having a positive experience.
- Learning new activities and contributing to the curriculum of the current activities in rotation.
- Attending training sessions and monthly meetings to keep up with new activities and exhibits and learn informal science facilitation techniques.

This position is based at our off-campus location at 812 Toole Ave., and may carry over to the fall depending on work-study award and class schedule availability. Qualified and interested educators will be eligible for advancement into our summer camp program to lead and facilitate high quality science education summer camps for kids aged 6-13.

Work-study students in this position may qualify for an Americorps Service Member education credit. More information on this program can be found on the Americorps website.

Qualifications:
Candidates with spring and summer work-study is preferred.  Positive attitude and enthusiasm is a must. Background in science and/or education preferred but not required.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to nicholos.wethington@umontana.edu 
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. Applicants that qualify for an in-person interview will be required to demonstrate a hands-on activity of their choice at the interview. Please review our website for more information on the types of programs we offer. Position start date is dependent on buildout of new museum location.

Campus Office Assistant

Position Type: Work-Study Student Position

Hours Per Week: 12-19

Wage: $8.15

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. Must be able to work between 11-3 on Mondays through Fridays for the summer break, with an opportunity to adjust hours and schedule in the fall.

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. We would like this position to begin as soon as possible for training.

Application Instructions:
Please send a resumé 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.

Spring/Summer Front Desk Attendant

Position Type: Work-Study Student Position

Hours Per Week: 5-20

Wage: $8.15/hour DOE

Employment Start Date: Spring 2017

The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area, an interactive science museum for children and families, is looking for highly qualified work-study front desk attendants to join our team for both the spring and summer of 2017. The museum is currently relocating to a new location on Toole Ave, and in need of qualified work-study students to staff the new museum.

Job Description:
- Greet patrons in a friendly, welcoming manner 
- Work with spectrUM's Point of Sale to check in guests, sell memberships, and sign up patrons for clubs and camps 
- Answer multiple phone lines and direct calls to other staff members in the museum 
- Maintain a tidy front desk area 
- Answer guest questions about exhibits, programs, memberships, etc. 
- Tidy up exhibit areas as needed 
- Sell retail merchandise and make sure gift shop is presentable and stocked at all times. 
- Assist with various administrative tasks as assigned by management staff 
- Help other staff members with clean-up and closing at the end of the day 
- During the summer: Prepare camp sign-in packets for weekly camps, assist with camp sign-ins on Mondays (may require you to travel between the museum and our camp location on the UM campus on Monday mornings)

Qualifications:

Candidate must have work-study and be available for the summer break or summer session. Candidates who are only interested in a spring semester position need not apply. Positive attitude and enthusiasm is a must.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to nicholos.wethington@umontana.edu 
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. Please review our website for more information on the types of programs we offer. Position start date is dependent on buildout of new museum location.