Program Specialist I - Job Number: 210099

Posted on 01/22/2021

Program Specialist I - Job Number: 210099 
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (schedule may vary for special events or activities)
Salary Range: $14.90/hr
Benefits Provided: Yes 
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter 

Job Description
Responsible for the development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of Sam Noble Museum's public programs to enhance and broaden engagement with the Museum for the general public, the university community, and diverse, multi-generational audiences. Primary facilitator capable of conceptualizing wide-ranging, exciting, and informative public programs that consider the Sam Noble Museum’s collections and exhibitions.


  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and present public programs
  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and present public museum events such as Spooktacular, Super Saturdays
  • Coordinate logistics for public programs and public event 
  • Assist with PR/marketing and social media promotion for public programs and museum events
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Job Requirements
Required Education: 
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education/job-related experience, AND:

  • 0-24 months experience in public programming or public engagement


  • Experience in development and implementation of a diverse range of public programs, with an emphasis in museum and/or community program
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Basic social media skills 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Attention to detail and exceptional time management skills; able to work independently, following through on assignments with minimal direction, and completing workloads with established time frames 
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise part-time personnel, volunteers, and interns 
  • Computer skills such as word processing, simple graphic design, email, and spreadsheet data entry 
  • Basic experience with AV equipment


  • None

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • The job may include frequent exposure to pressure caused by deadlines and busy period.
  • Ability to reach including extending the arm or hand.
  • Ability to speak including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others.
  • Ability to hear including receiving detailed information orally or making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Ability to see including color, depth, perception, or clarity.
  • Required to be mobile, agile, bend, stoop, squat, climb, lift (up to 44 pounds) and carry.

Department Preferences:

  • Museum education, science education, museum studies, communications, and/or art education experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Natural or Social Science area (e.g. biology, zoology, anthropology, geology, etc.) education (especially science education), museum studies or other related field 
  • 12 months experience in project management for informal, museum, and/or community programs
  • Experience in preparation and management of operational budgets 
  • Experience in monitoring effectiveness by gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative statistics, including attendance and other engagement metrics
  • Energetic and engaging presentation style 
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Able to negotiate, exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to develop programs and/or arrive at decisions, conclusions, or solutions
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff members, students, and volunteers 
  • Able to interact positively and professionally with individuals of all ages and backgrounds 


Special Instructions: 
If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?  Yes

Special Indications: 
Hiring contingent upon police records check
Applications must be submitted using the on-line application process. To apply, go to and search for requisition (job) number 210099.