Public Education Assistant Student Hourly/Work Study - 12796BR

Public Education Assistant Student Hourly/Work Study

Biodiversity Institute
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Job Description

  1. Assist with museum education programs including scheduling groups, preparing classroom for programs (e.g. set up and clean up of materials).
  2. Assisting the instructor during programs.
  3. Ordering and maintaining supplies.
  4. General administrative duties (e.g. deposits, phone calls).
  5. Other duties as assigned, including some lifting and shopping.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be a KU student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the academic year.
  2. Outgoing, reliable, proactive and able to work independently as evidenced by application materials, interview and references.
  3. Strong communication and organizational skills as evidenced by application materials and interview.
  4. Research, reading and writing skills as evidenced by application materials or coursework.
  5. Must have a valid driver’s license.
  6. Must be available to work full-time (8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday) for 5 weeks beginning week after finals in May (mid to late-May to late-June).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Office/administrative experience.
  2. Background in one or more of the sciences.
  3. Experience working in an informal science education setting.
  4. Experience working with children.
  5. At least two years left at KU.
  6. Availability between 9am and 1pm, Tuesday – Friday while school is in session.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Required Materials for a complete application:
  1. a cover letter addressing your interest in the position and qualifications;
  2. a resume that includes your class schedule; and
  3. contact information for three professional references.

    Apply online, Only complete applications will be considered.

    Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Colleen MacGilvray, 785-864-2372,

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Biodiversity Institute
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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