Museum Education Assistant

White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm
Open until filled

The White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm provide a variety of educational programs for school children and the general public. These include school programs such as fieldtrips and outreach kits; youth and family programs including, but not limited to, tours, summer camps, drop-in programs, exhibit programs, and special events; and adult programs such as workshops, classes, lecture series, and films. The Education Assistant is a presenter of the Museum and Farm’s fieldtrip programs, assists in program curriculum design, and helps design and staff programs and events at the Museum and Farm.

As the Education Assistant you will work on a variety on cool projects like assisting with curriculum development, staffing big events like beer festivals and art shows, doing program research, creating crafts and games for camps, and collaborating on Museum initiatives.

Hiring Salary Range: $19.00 – $25.00 per hour DOE

Location: White River Valley Museum, 918 H St SE, Auburn, WA 98002
Schedule: 29 hours / week, Tuesday – Friday, some weekends and evenings


Education and Facilitation Duties

  • Leads museum and farm fieldtrips
  • Assists with volunteer training
  • Assists with the development and facilitation of adult programs at the museum and farm
  • Maintains outreach kits, programs and fieldtrips supply inventory and maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

Administration and Supply Maintenance Duties

  • Performs all booking, billing and scheduling duties associated with the fieldtrip programs
  • Helps to complete and organize records and databases
  • Provides general administrative support
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA in Education, Museum studies, History or a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in museums, education or a related field with hands-on, interactive curriculum delivery methods
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with K – 8 grade students
  • Computer skills including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Possession of a WA state driver’s license and the ability to commute between the Museum and Farm (mileage will be compensated)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • General interpersonal and office protocol knowledge as well as the ability to engage with diverse communities
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of object-based learning, visual thinking strategies and constructivist learning theories
  • Knowledge of state and national learning standards
  • Flexibility and reliability

Additional Information

This is a great opportunity for those pursuing a career in early education, museums, environmental education, informal learning, or public programs and event planning. This is a fun position with tons of subjects and activities to explore – part history and cultural education and part outdoor learning and environmental science. If you love work that is varied and interesting and want to be part of a hardworking, dedicated, and collaborative staff, this is the position for you.


The City of Auburn is dedicated to building an inclusive, informed city, with opportunities for all. Please make sure to submit a complete, detailed, and updated job application. You must meet the minimum qualifications to move forward in the screening process. If identified as a top candidate, a thorough background check, as well as reference check and driving abstract review, will be required before an official position appointment will be offered.

Team Auburn values diverse perspectives and life experiences, and welcomes applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect, and partnership. The department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social, and economic equality for ALL people in our community.

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