Temporary Outdoor Education Intern

Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Powdermill Nature Reserve, 1847 State Route 381 RD, Rector, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #626
Monday, August 16, 2021

Powdermill Nature Reserve is Carnegie Museums of Natural History's environmental research center. Located 55 mile southeast of Pittsburgh in Rector, Pennsylvania, Powdermill is a field station and laboratory where researchers do long-term studies of natural populations in western Pennsylvania. In addition to being positioned for Appalachian-specific studies in ornithology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and botany, Powdermill is a great place to spend a fun-filled day outdoors with the family.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community. 
 
 
 

Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s environmental research center, seeks Temporary Outdoor Educators to work both independently and collaboratively with Powdermill Education staff. In addition to interacting with visitors of Powdermill, developing new educational activities will be the primary responsibility of this position. 
 

Candidates possessing knowledge of the natural history of the Laurel Highlands or similar area and those currently enrolled in or recently graduated from undergraduate programs in science or education preferred. Visitors, volunteers, and staff are expected to adhere to the public health guidance and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh procedures in place during the internship experience.


The successful candidate(s) must have regular, on-site availability on at least one weekend day and one weekday 8:45 am to 4:45 pm.
 

This Internship is for the fall semester, with the possibility of extending to a full year (ending no later than August 31, 2022).
 

We will set a regular weekly schedule that ranges from 10 to 20 hours, with some flexibility to work around regular course schedules or temporary schedule changes for exams and other student responsibilities. 

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

 

*GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job  with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional  guidance on essential functions  follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.

 

A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function  is rarely performed, it may not be essential.

 

B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.

 

C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.

 

D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.

 

E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.

 

F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential. 

 

G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Powdermill Nature Reserve, 1847 State Route 381 RD, Rector, Pennsylvania, United States of America