OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 08-Aug-2018 to 29-Aug-2018 (PST)
  • Education
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $29,800-$38,750
  • Salary
  • Regular - Full-Time

Eligible for health benefits, vacation, OMSI sick pay, personal days, and holidays!

The Outreach Instructor is responsible for preparing and presenting a variety of engaging science education programs in schools and community sites to people of all ages.


Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization.
  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:

  •  Deliver and present OMSI Outreach Education programs in an engaging and enthusiastic manner.
  • Coordinate all supplies for individual programs; including making sure that the vehicle is prepped and safe to drive.
  • Responsible for making travel and hotel arrangements.
  • Create relationships and contacts within the science industry.
  • Develop and modify curriculum.
  • Incorporate new educational materials into programs.
  • This position is exempt, paid salaried.
  • This position is regular full-time, scheduled for 40 hours/week.


Working Conditions: 


  • Traveling requirements include traveling to schools and community sites in NW Oregon and SW Washington and delivering engaging Science Education programming, including being able to travel up to a week at a time.
  • Physical Demands: 15 % Sitting 75% Standing  10 % Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling  10-50 Pounds
  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Noise level is moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) to loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).


Secondary Functions:

  •  Assume other tasks as assigned by the Director Classes and Statewide Outreach.





  • Ability to follow basic instructions.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral, including relating to children and adults.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent coordination and project management skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • .Knowledge of and enthusiasm for informal science education.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills, including ability to work effectively with people of diverse talent and background.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.




  • Nonprofit experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint.


Education & Work Experience:



  • Bachelor's Degree in education or science field, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Working knowledge of general science.
  • Minimum 3 years of informal education.
  • Minimum 1 year of informal experience in education.
  • Minimum one year experience teaching in a classroom or informal setting.




  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.
  • Experience working with volunteers.


Additional Requirements/preferences; including licenses and certifications 


  • Valid driver's license.
  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, and requirements in the MVR Policy including passing Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check.


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