Discovery Room - Student Employee (Fall)

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA
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Discovery Room - Student Employee (Fall) - 
Job Number:
: Okla Museum of Natural History
Job Location
: United States-Oklahoma-Norman
: Part-time
Work Schedule: Varies on class schedule. 9:00am - 5:00pm
Salary Range: Up to $8.00 based on experience
Benefits Provided: No 
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter, Class Schedule 

Job Description


Primary Purpose/function of Position: Responsible for daily operation of the Discovery Room, including facilitating activities in the Discovery Room for families and school groups, answering questions about artifacts and specimens in the Discovery Room, maintaining Discovery Room activities, and assisting with other Education Programs as needed.


Description of Responsibilities:

Discovery Room (DR): Works with DR volunteers and Museum Education staff to operate the DR, including welcoming visitors, facilitating interaction with Discovery Room objects and activities, greeting school groups and facilitating weekend programs in the Discovery Room. Responsibilities will also include keeping the Discovery Room organized and working with small live animals like reptiles, amphibians and fish.


General Duties in Education Department: May work with Education Department staff to prepare educational materials, facilitate education classes and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Required Education:  Must be currently enrolled as a student at the University of Oklahoma. Hiring contingent upon verification of current student status.

  • Must attach Fall 2019 oZONE class schedule.


  • Excellent customer service
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent standing, moving, reaching, and stooping. 

Department Preferences:
  • Interest and experience teaching K-12 in formal or informal education environments including camps, school, youth group, scout or other group settings

  • interest in natural history, physical or social science including academic coursework in related areas 

  • interest in teaching natural history and archaeology/anthropology concepts to children 

  • desire to work in a museum-education setting; 

  • ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Special Instructions:   If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes
Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon police records check 
Job Posting
: Jul 2, 2019
Unposting Date
: Ongoing
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