Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History's biological field station, is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. We seek museum educator assistants to work collaboratively with Education program staff to help conduct our educational programs. Museum educator assistants may assist educators with instruction for children and/or assist with logistical and materials support for educational programs. This position is scheduled primarily with summer camp programs. This position may include occasional evening and weekend hours.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for energetic and charismatic individuals who are interested in assisting educators in teaching about how natural history affects contemporary life through topics in environmental science, geology, biology, and anthropology. Experience working with young people in a camp or educational capacity is preferred. Current enrollment in (or graduation from) an undergraduate or graduate course of study in environmental science, geology, biology, anthropology, or education is preferred but is not required. Candidates must be available to work full time Monday-Friday during the weeks of June 26, July 10, July 24, and July 31, and part time during the weeks of June 19, July 3, July 17, and August 7. Some weekend or evening work may be required as needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work includes occasional strenuous hiking, working in cold streams, carrying substantial loads over rough terrain and through forested areas, perhaps in inclement weather.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website