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Administrative Assistant/Education and Public Programs Department
(Quasi Full-Time Position – 32 hours/week with benefits)
(Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist III)

Position #: 00016
Salary Range:  Pay Band 3
Minimum Starting Pay:  $19,975
Location: Martinsville VA

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking a Quasi Full-Time (32 hours per week with state benefits) Administrative Assistant for its Education and Public Programs department.  The selected candidate will work 32 hours per week; work schedule to be determined.

The purpose of the position is to provide administrative support to the Education and Public Programs department and to manage daily support functions of the Department to ensure smooth and efficient operations.  The Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of Education and Public programs, but also serves as administrative support to the education team consisting of educators both at the museum and at outreach offices.  The successful candidate would be a detail-oriented individual with prior experience working for multiple department members in a fast-paced, professional setting. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.     Prepare documents, manage records, and write reports.

2.     Manage program scheduling, including phone and email communications with clients; maintain Outlook calendar, classroom reservation, and staff assignments.

3.     Manage accounting for department including invoices, receipts, deposits, and electronic files.

4.     Provide administrative support for on- and off-site continuing education programs and meetings including coordination of locations, catering, lodging and registration, communication with participants, material preparation, registration fees, and records management.

5.     Provide administrative support to department director and education staff.

6.     Other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE:

1.     The position is Pay Band 3 (minimum starting pay $19,975, depending on qualifications and experience.)

2.     An excellent state benefits package (including health insurance and retirement) is offered and detailed at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.     Associate degree or training and experience equivalent to associate degree.

2.     At least three years related experience.

3.     Knowledge of computer programs to include word processing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.     Excellent oral and written communication skills.

2.     Excellent organizational skills.

3.     Museum experience a plus.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Commonwealth of Virginia online application is available at http://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/42072.

Only online applications are accepted.  If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact the Human Resources Office at 276-634-4158.  Applications will be accepted through May 6, 2016. 

The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify, which is an internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability. The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.

 


Educator
(Quasi Full-Time Position - 32 hours/week with benefits)
(Role title: Education Support Specialist I)

Position #: 00091
Salary Range:  Pay Band 2
Minimum Starting Pay:  $16,715
Location: Martinsville, Virginia 

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is seeking a Quasi Full-Time (32 hours per week with state benefits) Educator.  The selected candidate will work 32 hours per week; work schedule to be determined.

As a VMNH Educator, you will join a vibrant education team to provide a wide variety of the museum’s education and public programming, including programs at the museum, outreach, distance learning, after school, summer camps, and special events.  The education team’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to explore the world around them.  All staff educators are involved in the design, development, and evaluation of education programs.  The successful candidate will contribute to and strengthen this team dynamic, possess an enthusiasm to implement progressive teaching methods, and exhibit exceptional communication skills to reach diverse audiences.  For more information about the museum’s educational offerings, visit:  http://www.vmnh.net/content/uploads/PDF/Education/education_program_guide.pdf

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.     Plan, develop, deliver, and evaluate education and public programs through on-site, outreach, and distance learning programming.

2.     Present special educational programming to public and other informal audiences.

3.     Write reports.

4.     Represent department at community events.

5.     Provide support for education volunteer program.

6.     Other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE:

1.     The position is Pay Band 2 (minimum starting pay $16,715, depending on qualifications and experience.)

2.     An excellent state benefits package (including health insurance and retirement) is offered and detailed at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.     Bachelor’s degree in education, science, natural history or STEM-H related field, or equivalent experience.

2.     At least 2 years of experience in education field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.     Excellent oral and written communication skills.

2.      Museum experience a plus.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at: http://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/42087.

Only online applications are accepted.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Human Resources Office at 276-634-4158.  Applications will be accepted through May 6, 2016.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.  The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.


Educator (Hourly Wage)
(Role Title: Education Support Specialist I)

Salary Range:  Pay Band 2
Location:  Martinsville, VA
Minimum Starting Pay:  $10.20 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours:  20 to 29 hours per week
Position #:  W0029

An exceptional job opportunity with the Virginia Museum of Natural History is now available.  The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia’s natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all the citizens of the Commonwealth.

If you meet the qualifications for Educator (Hourly Wage), we invite you to apply to join our education team.

As a VMNH educator, you will join a vibrant group of dedicated professionals focused on providing a wide variety of the museum’s education and public programming, including at-the-museum, outreach, and special events.  The education department’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to discover the world around them.  All staff educators are involved in the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of education programs. The successful candidate will contribute to and strengthen this dynamic, possess an enthusiasm to implement experiential inquiry-based teaching methods, and exhibit exceptional communication skills to reach diverse audiences.   For more information about the museum’s educational offerings, visit:  http://www.vmnh.net/content/uploads/PDF/Education/education_program_guide.pdf.

Minimum requirements include bachelor’s degree in education, science, natural history or STEM-H related field or equivalent experience; at least 2 years of experience in education field.  Experience with educational technology preferred.

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at http://jobs.virginia.gov/.

Only online applications are accepted.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Human Resources office at 276-634-4158.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.  The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.

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