Museum Education Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UA Museum of the North
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Other

Position Summary:

Museum Education & Public Programs facilitate learning opportunities and experiences for people of all ages. Be a part of our team!

Duties:

45Objects and database work. Cataloging and photographing specimens and objects, updating database records, processing loans.Essential
5Other duties: Provide general support to Museum Education & Public Programs.Essential
50Educational Programming. Assist with planning and conducting educational programming (family days, special events, field trips). Set up and tear down for programs, staff programs and events, creating a welcoming atmosphere for children and adults, assist in creation of content for programs. Preferred availability Friday mornings for Early Explorers program. Approximately one Saturday per month also required.Essential

Join the Education & Public Programs team at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. We are seeking a student intern to work with our teaching collection and to process incoming and outgoing loans for teachers. Main duties include reviewing kit materials, cataloging objects, creating database entries, processing loans, and conducting research for labels and kits. Additional duties may include assisting with field trip programs, museum family days, and special events. 

Must be an able to work under minimal supervision and also work well within a team setting. Strong leadership skills are desired. 

Duties:

  • 50%- Educational Programming. Assist with planning and conducting educational programming (family days, special events, field trips). Set up and tear down for programs, staff programs and events, creating a welcoming atmosphere for children and adults, assist in creation of content for programs. Preferred availability Friday mornings for Early Explorers program. Approximately one Saturday per month also required.
  • 45% -Objects and database work. Cataloging and photographing specimens and objects, updating database records, processing loans.
  • 5% -Other duties: Provide general support to Museum Education & Public Programs.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require 
the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university. 

Pursuant to Board of Regents' Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will. 

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend trainings to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  
Policy: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/ 

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