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Education Program Assistant - Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

  • 25 Apr 2024 12:52 PM
    Message # 13348208

    Education Program Assistant - FNLHM (Program Associate I)


    $16.65 - $18.20 Hourly


    Tacoma, WA

    Job Type

    Part-time, 29 hrs per week or less

    Job Number



    Parks and Recreation

    Opening Date


    Closing Date

    7/25/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

    Job Description

    Based on our internal equity review process, the starting salary for this position will be $16.65.

    The current full hourly range for this position is $16.65 - $18.20

    Join the exceptional staff of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum! The mission of our accredited museum is to engage a diverse regional audience with Puget Sound's first globally connected settlement through historic preservation, experiential learning, and interpretation. The Education Assistant supports this mission by delivering public presentations, providing assistance to hands-on workshops, tours, camps, and teen programs, staffing the immersive weekend programs, and helping guests to maximize their learning experience.  This position assists the operations of education tours, camps, teen program, skills workshops and immersive program. This assistance will include marketing, program presentations, supplies procurement, and customer inquiries.  

     Work where you play!
    Join our team at Metro Parks Tacoma to put your skills to use serving your community and making Tacoma a vibrant, healthy, and welcoming place to live.
    Who We Are
    Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT) is a CAPRA-accredited and AZA-accredited, independent park district that leads efforts to build a healthy, sustainable community. Located in Tacoma, Washington, Metro Parks’ mission is to create healthy opportunities to play, learn, and grow. The independent park district spans the city providing a wide range of life-enriching destinations and services, including 70+ parks, 80+ miles of trails, 1,000+ acres of urban forest, 66 playgrounds, four community centers, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Point Defiance Park, and much more. Our work is guided by eight core values that are the foundation of our actions and goals: innovation, excellence, equity, inclusiveness, sustainability, accountability, safety, and fun.
    Why You’ll Love it Here
     Come work with us and work where you play! You will contribute to the overall vitality and well-being of your community when you work for Metro Parks Tacoma, and you’ll do so as part of a supportive team of committed, passionate, and mission-driven professionals. The people of Metro Parks are the key to its success, and you just might be the next great addition to our team.  On top of that, you’ll wake each day knowing that you’re helping make Tacoma a great place to call home.
    Position Information
    Perform routine tasks to support an assigned division.

    In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to:

    • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
    • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers.
    • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
    • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
    • Observe applicable safety requirements, use safety equipment provided, implement appropriate safety practices at all times and report immediately any unsafe working conditions or hazards.

    Essential Duties

    • Provide routine work functions that align with industry deliverables.
    • Assist in maintaining and updating files, graphics, inventory and/or database systems.
    • Create, prepare and/or maintain a variety of records logs and/or files; locate materials and information in records and files. Prepare and distribute information as required.
    • Respond to customer inquiries, receive and elevate complaints, and respond to requests for deliverables.
    • Perform job duties on time and within standards to meet deadlines and operational objectives.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • At least 18 years of age.
    • Must have a high school diploma or GED
    • Valid Driver's license with acceptable driving record.

    Additional Information

    Up to 28 hours per week, hours and days per week may vary


    • Demonstrate knowledge of assigned program area.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of safety guidelines and practices.
    • Ability to handle conflict and solve problems using tact, patience, and courtesy.
    • Ability to navigate emergency situations.
    • Work with diverse groups of people in a tactful, effective, and respectful manner.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, the community and program participants.
    • Follow instructions, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to safely perform job tasks in a variety of park and non-park settings.
    • Operate a computer and other office equipment. 
    • Ability to communicate to conduct program and exchange information with district employees and customers. 
    • Bending, stretching, walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods. 
    • Ability to prepare written or typed recreational and leisure program material and monitor activities.
    • Noise level is moderately loud.
    • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on occasion.
    • Ability to navigate emergency situations, including performing CPR.  

    All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability or any other merit factor. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
    MPT employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    MPT is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at hr@tacomaparks.com.
    Employment is subject to a national background check.
    This position is an at-will position with no written or implied contractual agreement.  


    Metro Parks Tacoma

    Address4702 S. 19th St.

    Tacoma, Washington, 98405

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