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spectrUM Science Educator

Position Type: Student position based at 812 Toole Avenue. Work study award is preferred. If you don't have work study or don't know if you have work study, please apply anyway.

Hours Per Week: 5-19

Wage: $9.00/hour DOE

Employment Start Date: Spring 2019

Job Description:

Teach science to the Missoula community at an interactive, hands-on science center! The spectrUM Science Educator will engage in hands-on science activities with the visiting public at the University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area located in Missoula's westside neighborhood. The spectrUM Science Educator will provide high-quality science education through the use of interactive exhibits, activities, and demonstrations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist 5-19 hours per week at the spectrUM Discovery Area at 812 Toole Avenue.
  • Help with special events as needed.
  • Prepare and clean museum for open hours and special events.
  • Engage with the public during open hours in the museum.
  • Help lead spectrUM's dynamic summer camp program (up to 40 hours/week available for summer).


  • 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 resumé (in PDF form) to jessie.herbert@umontana.edu.

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 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.