Temporary Program Assistant

Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)4.5

Job Description:

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is seeking 5 Program Assistants to support 2018 Teen Science Scholars interns. Teen Science Scholars (TSS) is a hands-on summer internship for sophomores and juniors in high school who come from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the sciences.

TSS interns are mentored by Research and Collections staff at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where they strengthen their investigative and communication skills, develop a peer network of students from across the state of Colorado, and share their work and experiences during a showcase event at the end of the summer. In 2018, TSS interns are being hosted in Arachnology, Archaeology, Earth Science, Education Collections, Health Science, Ornithology, Photography, and Zoology Collections.

Program Assistant positions with a fieldwork component will require that candidates be willing to spend 1-2 weeks in remote field locations, and drive vehicles in the mountains and adverse conditions. All 5 Program Assistant positions are 3/4 time, term positions that will occasionally operate at 40 hours/week.

The positions start on June 2, 2018 with 3 different end-dates:
  • July 15, 2018

  • July 31, 2018

  • August 15, 2018

Please indicate the position end-dates for which you are interested in during the application process.

  • Two years’ experience mentoring teenagers from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the sciences

  • Current first aid certificate or the ability to obtain

  • Must have or be able to obtain a current and valid driver’s license

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Ideal candidate will have:

Successful Program Assistant candidates will each be responsible for supervising 4-15 TSS interns while they are in the field, lab, and collections spaces, and will provide administrative and logistical support to mentors and supervisors. Key responsibilities include: participating in multiple 1-2 week field trips as scheduled (not all positions have a field trip requirement), ensuring basic care and providing academic, social, and emotional support to TSS interns, coordinating work plans and activities, and transporting TSS interns to and from the field as required. In addition, the successful candidates will be responsible for monitoring budget and expenses, purchasing field and lab supplies, and all other duties as assigned.

Core values:
  • We love science.

  • We are curious, creative and playful.

  • We cultivate relationships with each other, diverse communities, the environment and for our future.

  • We think critically and act with empathy.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by May 2, 2018. Resumes will not be accepted after this time.

Applications may only be accepted electronically via the Museum’s website www.dmns.org.

Due to the high volume of people who apply, we are not able to respond to specific inquiries regarding your application status.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.