Utah State University

GA for USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum

City Price Campus
Posted Date 8 months ago(2/10/2023 4:23 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
up to 20 hours a week
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Administration
Advertised Salary
Stipend of $1000.00 a month plus 6 credit hours of in state tuition
Telework Eligible


The Prehistoric Museum at USU Eastern is looking to fill an Education Outreach Graduate Assistant position for the 2023-2023 academic year. The Prehistoric Museum creates understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural processes that formed the geologic, fossil and prehistoric human records found in eastern Utah. We do this through educational and interpretive programs based upon our academic research, preservation programs, authentic exhibits, and the creative efforts of our staff and community. You can learn more about the museum at https://eastern.usu.edu/museum/


The museum is seeking a graduate assistant to coordinate the educational outreach efforts of the museum, including developing weekend programs at the museum. The tasks for this position are diverse, but fall under four main categories:


  • Prehistoric Explorer’s Corner. Organizes, maintains, and improves the children’s activity area. This includes re-stocking materials, checking general cleanliness and addressing issues, critically assessing current activities and developing improvements/alternatives.
  • In-museum programming. Develops educational outreach programs for Saturday classroom that promote the mission of the museum in a fun and engaging way. This would include two Saturdays a month with directed activities (one paleontology/geology, one archaeology/anthropology).
  • Interactive exhibitry. Develops interactive components that align with the museum mission. Works with subject curators and head of exhibits to develop and evaluate interactive aspects of exhibits in both the permanent and temporary exhibit spaces.
  • School outreach. Develops teaching kits and other educational outreach programs. Works with subject curators and other staff to develop teaching kits and activities that fulfill state core standards. Goes to schools to demonstrate these kits to teachers and lead classes in activities.
  • The compensation package for the GARHD is:
    • $1000 a month Stipend


    • Full tuition waiver up to 6 credit hours per semester (in-state or out-state tuition, plus differential tuition. Student and course fees are to be paid by the student. Student is required to have insurance (can waive the mandatory university subsidized insurance if student has equivalent insurance coverage).

Common Graduate Programs for Campus Recreation GA's: Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

  • Master of Agricultural Extension and Education


  • Master of Applied Environmental Geoscience


  • Master of Career and Technical Education


  • Master of Curriculum and Instruction


  • Master of Educational Technology and Learning Sciences


  • Master of Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Extension


  • Master of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences


  • Master of Technical Communication


  • Master of Natural Resources


  • Master of Technology and Engineering Education


Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Management and supervision of the Prehistoric Explorer’s Corner, the children's activity area at the museum.
  • Developing and leading saturday outreach programs twice a month
  • Work with the exhibits team to add interactive educational components to exhibits throughout the museum.
  • Develop teaching materials for distribution to classrooms based on common core standards and with input from the subject matter curators
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Enrollment in Utah State University Graduate Studies Program
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of administrative practices; organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet multiple task deadlines
  • Understanding of and commitment to a diverse campus community; ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Stipend of $1000.00 a month plus 6 credit hours of in state tuition


This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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