Education and Outreach Coordinator (Full-Time)


Education and Outreach Coordinator

AmeriCorps: Slater Museum - Seattle, Washington 


The AmeriCorps member is our Education and Outreach Coordinator. The Slater Museum provides environmental science lessons that bring nature into the classroom for local schools. The curricula are heavily used by elementary schools, middle schools and after-school programs.

The member’s duties include:

  • Teaching the lessons
  • Publicizing and facilitating use of the Nature in the Classroom curricula to teachers and schools
  • Training teachers in NIC use
  • Coordinating and conducting behind-the-scenes tours of the museum
  • Assisting staff in recruiting and training volunteer docent who lead tours, hold open hours, and staff museum events

The museum also provides community programming, including family-oriented Nights at the Museum. The museum often partners with the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and other environmental education groups for these events. Enthusiasm, independence and a Bachelors degree in Biology or Environmental Science are highly desired.

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Health Coverage, Training

Skills: Education, Recruitment, Public Speaking, Teaching/Tutoring, Writing/Editing, Environment, Team Work, Computers/Technology, Communications

About Slater Museum:

The Slater Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Puget Sound campus in beautiful Tacoma, Washington. The museum, one of the largest in the Northwest, houses nearly 85,000 natural history specimens used in education and research. The Slater Museum of Natural History’s mission is to provide a resource for STEM, environmental and natural history education, research, and inspiration for everyone. The Museum has developed curricula with museum specimens that introduce elementary students to local birds, mammals, plants and invertebrates, sharpen their observational skills and develop their scientific abilities consistent with Next Generation Science Standards. The museum provides tours to visiting classes and other groups, as well as hosts monthly Nights at the Museum. The museum also serves the international research community. The AmeriCorps member will serve as our Education and Outreach Coordinator. The AmeriCorps member’s duties include: publicizing and facilitating the use of the Nature in the Classroom curricula to teachers and schools, training teachers in the use of the curricula, teaching Nature in the Classroom sessions in the schools, coordinating and conducting behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum, recruiting and training volunteer Docents who assist with tours, as well as teaching and staffing the museum during open hours. In addition the AmeriCorps member can assist with the development of museum exhibits and additional curricula. Training opportunities include learning natural history museum procedures and techniques. This position is contingent on funding.



HuskyJobs ID #115261

Deadline June 22