Education Outreach Coordinator, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • 11 Jun 2024 11:26 AM
    Message # 13368774

    The Alabama Museum of Natural History ( at The University of Alabama seeks an Education Outreach Coordinator. This is a full-time, staff-level position with benefits located on the campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The position reports to the Director of the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

    Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Minimum: $48,600 - Midpoint: $60,800

    Job Summary: The Education Outreach Coordinator develops, manages, and implements quality educational programs for students, families, and adult audiences.

    Job Duties: 

    • Creation and delivery of year-round educational programs for the UA community (students, staff & faculty), as well as public visitors including K-12 students. Outreach programming will include a combination of on-site programs, off-site field programs, and special events.
    • Serving as the museum’s liaison for UA’s Youth Protection, Risk Management, Grounds departments to ensure all the museum’s outreach programs are in full compliance with current UA policies and practices.
    • Developing and maintaining standard methods to access and quantify the impact of the museum’s educational programs for reporting purposes to the Alabama Museum of Natural History Director, UA administrators, and external funding agencies.
    • Scheduling and leading museum tours, field trips, and outreach activities.
    • Developing budgets and grant applications to submit to federal, state, and local government agencies and private funding sources for support of the museum’s educational programs and managing successfully awarded grant funds.
    • Assisting UA Museums’ Communications Specialist with the design of creative marketing and social media campaigns to expand public awareness of the museum’s outreach activities and programs.
    • Overseeing care and maintenance of equipment, materials, and the museum's Discovery Lab used for the museum’s outreach activities, programs, and special events.
    • Comanaging the museum’s docent and volunteer program with the museum’s Research Outreach Coordinator.

    Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of educational work experience; OR Master's degree and some educational work experience.

    Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 19 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Applicants under the age of 21 will have some driving restrictions.

    Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of personal computers and standard software programs (word processing, spreadsheet applications, etc.). Effective verbal and written communication skills. Effective organizational and time management skills. Ability to travel off-campus for museum events is required.

    Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a science field and two (2) years experience in educational activities and/or public programming experience in a museum. Demonstrated record of successful grant application writing.

    Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. 

    How to Apply: Questions about the position can be sent to Dr. John Friel ( To apply, go to to complete the online application, and upload: (1) a cover letter; (2) CV or resume; (3) a list of three to five references (including contact information). References will be contacted as needed. Review of applications will begin July 8, 2024. There will be a preliminary Zoom screening of selected applicants, after which the top candidate(s) will be invited for an in-person interview.

    Last modified: 11 Jun 2024 11:36 AM | John Friel