Employment Opportunities


Hours Per Week: 20-40 hours per week
Wage: $10/hour DOE
Employment Start Date: Ongoing
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.
  • 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.

Child Enrichment Staff for All Under One Roof

The partners at the Missoula Public Library Children's Floor is hiring for a 30-hour a week Child Enrichment staff member.

Summary: The Child Enrichment Floor Staff plays an important role in our Child Enrichment Programming and is a crucial member of our team. This position is a shared staffing position between Families First Learning Lab, spectrUM Discovery Area, and the Missoula Public Library. They are responsible for delivering a meaningful and engaging experience to all library visitors (both parents and children). Child Enrichment Floor Staff collaborate with other staff members and partner organizations to create and facilitate hands on learning through play experiences. They have experience and a passion for working with children and families and perform their duties with creativity, enthusiasm, and imagination.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the importance of play by directly engaging with children and families to maximize their learning and enjoyment while visiting the shared partner space in Missoula Public Library
  • Staff daily assigned activities in program spaces
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Collaborate with partner organizations within the library as well as guest organizations and individuals to deliver meaningful program experiences to children and families
  • Support the Child Enrichment Director with planning, partner collaborations, the setting up and taking down of exhibits

Learn more and apply with Families First Learning Lab.

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.


  • 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.