The Bakken Museum Hiring Field Trip Programs Coordinator

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The Bakken Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum with a focus on innovation and the intersection of STEM and the humanities. The museum encourages curiosity through exhibitions, events, and on and off-site education programs. Our purpose is to awaken the innovator inside each of us.


The Field Trip Programs Coordinator serves as a central member of the education team, developing and delivering education programs primarily onsite at the museum, but occasionally at offsite locations as well. Additionally, they are responsible for the logistical coordination of Field Trip programs, including school communications, materials management, and staff & volunteer training.


Full job description can be found at: Please email Justin Spencer at [email protected] with the following information:

1.     Two to three paragraphs in the body of the email detailing why you are interested in this position and how you meet the requirements described in this job description. Each paragraph can be between 3-7 sentences, for a total length of no more than 21 sentences. Do not attach a cover letter.

2.     Your resume or work/skills/training history as an attachment or include a link to your LinkedIn profile in your email response. We do not prefer which one, no special consideration will be given for sending both. Our aim is to understand where you have worked before and the types of roles you have had.

3.     OPTIONAL - Please consider filling out an optional, anonymous demographics survey, found here (…). This survey will remain unattached to any application materials and is used only to determine patterns and opportunities for our improvement. The hiring manager will not have access to the individual responses collected.

Complete applications will receive confirmation of submission within 72 hours. Application deadline is September 25, 2023. Please contact Justin Spencer you have questions about this process.



Program Responsibilities - 70%

Development and preparation of education programs

Delivery of education programs

Evaluation of education programs

Participation in education leadership team

Assist with public programs or events as needed

Coordinator Responsibilities - 30%

Participate in the strategic development of Field Trip Programs

Supports hiring, training, and scheduling of program staff & volunteers

Communicates with clients and stakeholders

Participates in tracking Field Trip Program participation

Oversees purchasing and repair of program materials

Tracks program income and expenses



Experience caring for, working with, supervising, or teaching groups of K-12 youth in a formal or informal setting.

Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.

Ability to both memorize content and creatively problem-solve on the fly.

Ability to tell stories and deliver information in a clear, creative, and engaging way.

Ability to work Tuesday-Saturday during the school year and a Monday-Friday schedule in the summer.



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

1.     Ability to navigate stairs.

2.     Be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.



This position may require some local travel within the Twin Cities Metro. Overnight travel would be very rare.



Creativity - We believe that everyone has the ability to use their creativity to help make the world a better place. We aim to foster that creativity in each other and our audiences.

Curiosity - We are always learning, growing, and asking questions. This curiosity is the lens through which we approach learning and making connections in unexpected ways.

Uniqueness - We take pride in the ways we can be surprising or different from what might be expected. We encourage our staff and audiences to bring their full selves and embrace the strengths and connections in our differences.

Adaptability - We acknowledge that change is constant and that we are made stronger by our ability to accept and understand change. We improvise with empathy and purpose, using change as an asset to adapt, grow, and develop in new ways that support the needs of our audiences and each other.

Collaboration - We work to leverage our collective genius in service of our mission. We listen to each other, support one another, work to better understand each other, and as a result, grow and evolve together.

Equity - We will strive to be a place where everyone is welcome, represented, and valued and will work to correct the structural imbalances which prevent that goal.



The Bakken provides equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, sex, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to work experience, certifications, and education. The Bakken Museum is committed to pay equity, an ongoing process. The Bakken Museum provides pay grade transparency, and benchmarks pay grades and compensation compared to market every three years. In addition to salary, The Bakken Museum offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer matched 403(b), employer sponsored health & dental insurance, paid parental leave, and robust PTO