Public Programs Coordinator

Posted on 06/25/2020

Public Programs Coordinator
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Public Programs Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Associate Director and working with education, special events, curatorial, and communications staff, the Public Programs Coordinator will develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate the Museum's public programs to enhance and broaden engagement with the Museum for the general public and the university community. The successful candidate will be a highly creative thinker capable of conceptualizing wide-ranging, exciting, and informative programs that consider the Sam Noble Museum’s collections and exhibitions.

Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5, flexible schedule, weekend and evening hours are required.

Salary Range: Up to $14.90 based on experience, plus full benefits.

Job Requirements
Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education/job related experience.
  • 12 months experience in public programming or public engagement.


  • Museum education, science education, museum studies, communications, and/or art education experience.
  • 12 months experience in project management for informal, museum and/or community programs.
  • Bachelor's degree in a Natural or Social Science area (e.g. biology, zoology, anthropology, geology, etc.) education (especially science education), museum studies or other related field.


  • Experience in development and implementation of a diverse range of public programs, with an emphasis in museum and/or community programs.
  • Experience in monitoring effectiveness by gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative statistics, including attendance and other engagement metrics.
  • Able to negotiate, exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to develop programs and/or arrive at decisions, conclusions or solutions.
  • 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.
  • Experience in preparation and management of operational budgets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills and energetic and engaging presentation style.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise part-time personnel, volunteers, and interns.
  • Computer skills such as word processing, simple graphic design, email and spreadsheet data entry and basic experience with AV equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 15-44 lbs, ability to stand for short or extended time periods of time.
  • Ability to communicate including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others.
  • Ability to hear including receiving detailed information orally.

For more information about the museum, visit our website at: Applications will be processed until a candidate is selected. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of references. Hiring contingent on a background check.

Applications must be submitted using the on-line application process. To apply, go to and search for requisition (job) number 201483. Materials submitted in application for position(s) become the property of the University of Oklahoma. Deadlines are subject to change without notice. The University of Oklahoma is an affirmative action/equal opportunity/ employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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