Utah State University

GA for USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 month 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 10 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

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, 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

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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