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The Bakken Museum is looking for part-time educators to join our energetic, innovative, and expanding team. We are seeking creative, flexible, and adventurous individuals who have experience working with groups of students of varying age ranges. Position responsibilities include teaching workshops, performing in science-theatre plays, providing guided tours, and implementing programming for the general public or organized groups. While no formal background in science is needed, a zest for learning is an asset!


  • Responsible for supporting and implementing on-site and off-site education programs, including setting up, cleaning up, and working with students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and mentors.
  • Ensures programs are consistent with The Bakken Museum’s mission, guiding principles, strategic focus, and educational philosophy.
  • Maintains a safe environment for visitors, audience, staff, and volunteers.
  • Participates in program research and development projects as available and when requested.
  • Assures adequate inventory and upkeep of program materials and supplies.
  • Completes necessary paperwork for scheduling, tracking, and administering programs in a timely manner.
  • Participates in group meetings that are required for program staff.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities specific to individual programs and work plans, as agreed upon with their supervisor.
  • Promotes The Bakken Museum programs with museum visitors and program participants.


  • Commitment to Diversity: Eager to work effectively with other employees, partners and participants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, family composition, marital status or socio-economic status. Committed to opportunities to support cultural diversity in the workplace.
  • Commitment to Service: Responsive to the needs and requests of the museum’s visitors, event guests, and organization partners. Extends courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to others.
    Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork: Listens well and is open to others’ perspectives. Develops strong working relationships and values them as critical to effective work.
  • Initiative: Demonstrates willingness to make significant contributions with little direction. Voluntarily starts projects. Exercises good judgment and independent actions when appropriate.
  • Flexible: Adaptable and responsive to change. Able to respond to requests in a timely manner. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the staff member assigned to this position.

SALARY: $15 hourly


  • Two years of experience teaching, supervising, and/or working with K-12 youth in a formal or informal educational setting.
  • Compelling storyteller or entertainer.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and especially verbal) essential.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends required
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
  • Be able to lift equipment and supplies (up to 50 lbs.) and carry up stairs.
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function

  1. Ability to lift equipment and supplies (up to 50 lbs) and carry up stairs.
  2. Ability to drive a car/van on both highway and surface streets and a valid driver’s license.
  3. Ability to ride in a car for long distances and/or periods of time.

This position will involve regular day travel within the Twin Cities Metro area and Greater Minnesota as well as occasional overnight regionally.

COVID-19 Safety and Guidelines
The Bakken Museum is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for visitors, students, and staff. In accordance with our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, all staff are required to be vaccinated from COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations will be made for those who cannot take the vaccine due to health or religious reasons.


Please send a resume and letter of interest to Siri Hellerman, Outreach Programs Manager at by Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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