Public Programs Coordinator - Job Number: 223070

Posted on 11/14/2022

Public Programs Coordinator - Job Number: 223070 
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Schedule: Full-time
Work Schedule: Tuesday- Saturday (Schedule may vary for special events or activities)
Salary Range: Targeted salary $16.82/hr based on experience
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 in the Museum, on campus, and around Oklahoma. Primary facilitator capable of conceptualizing wide-ranging, exciting, and informative public programs that consider the Sam Noble Museum’s research, collections, and exhibitions. Standard work week is Tuesday to Saturday.


  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate public programs for youth, families, adults, and seniors in Museum spaces, such as weekday, monthly, and weekend programs
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate public programs for youth, families, adults, and seniors in the Oklahoma community (outside of Museum spaces, e.g., main campus or off campus). Perform related duties as assigned 

Job Requirements
Required Education:
 Bachelor Degree, AND 36 months of related experience.


  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise part-time personnel, volunteers, and interns
  • Basic experience with AV equipment
  • Energetic, positive and professional attitude
  • Attention to detail and exceptional time management skills
  • Capable of public speaking as required for leading/teaching programs
  • Must be able to interact positively and effectively with children of all ages and adults
  • Knowledge of science learning and youth development principles; computer skills such as word processing, simple graphic design, email and spreadsheet data entry.

Certifications: None

Advertised Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 15-44 lbs; ability to stand for short or extended time periods of time; ability to speak including expressing oneself or exchanging information with others; ability to hear including receiving detailed information orally. Ability to see including color, depth, perception, or clarity.

Departmental 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

Supervision: May supervise student and non-student assistants, volunteers, and interns on specific projects.

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

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes

Special Indications: None

Apply online here.