Teen Programs Manager (PRN31040B)

Company Name: 

University of Utah


250 East 200 South, Suite 125
Salt Lake City, UT 84111



Job Description: 

The Teen Programs Manager is responsible for the leadership and daily management of NHMU’s youth and teen programs. Oversees management of program participants and staff, including the development and delivery of activities, meetings, trainings, teaching sessions, visitor engagement, and field trips.
At the Natural History Museum of Utah, we recognize that our strength and sustainability as an organization stem from diversity and inclusion. For this reason, we are committed to fostering equity, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve, and empowering staff members in developing an accessible and inclusive work environment.

We also place a strong emphasis on providing an exceptional experience to every guest who visits the museum or participates in any of our programs. We believe that everyone at NHMU, at every level and in all departments, are a critical part of providing this level of experience. Therefore, all staff members receive ongoing training and are expected to consistently contribute to creating exceptional, memorable, and inclusive experiences for our guests, partners, and the community.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN31040B 00018 - Utah Museum of Natl Hist Oper

COMPENSATION: 47,650 to 60,000

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm with occasional evenings and weekends. This role is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. Learn more here: https://workreimagined.utah.edu/


• Work closely with the Director of Education and Community Engagement to align the Museum’s programs and engagement with the Museum’s mission and strategic plan, with a current focus on sustaining biodiversity, digital initiatives, community science, science communication, and diversity and inclusion.
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of NHMU’s youth development programs, including the Youth Teaching Youth and Teen Explainers programs. Set program direction and priorities, and establish program goals.
• Ensure programs and engagement reflect the Museum’s standard for high-quality education and inclusive experiences.
• Oversee youth development programs’ budgets.
• Ensure quality and consistency of communication with program participants, parents, and teachers.
• Prepare reports by tracking statistics, including audience numbers and demographics; assist in establishing data capture, evaluation, and impact protocols.
• Collaborate with external evaluators and museum staff in designing and implementing tools for evaluating program impacts.
• Support excellence in human resource management focusing on effective staff and volunteer training, employee retention, and inclusive hiring. Oversee hiring and supervision of youth and teen programs staff.
• Work with School Outreach Manager to ensure quality school programming and coordinate programs budget related to iSEE funding.
• Work with Adult and Gallery Manager to create a quality visitor experience and coordinate efforts as needed.
• Support the Development team’s efforts to prepare grant proposals, program reports, and funding proposals and maintain relationships with private donors.
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with schools and community partners, ensuring stakeholder satisfaction.
• Support direct reports to understand, respect, and value a diverse range of audiences and their backgrounds and the importance of diverse representation in languages, ideas, stories, histories, and epistemologies.
• Recognize and respect differences, and foster collaborations that support perspectives and experiences to ensure inclusive experiences.
• Develop programs designed to maximize connections between exhibitions, collections and research, and program participants’ lives.
• Promote equity and provide all learners equitable opportunities to engage in science experiences.
• Serve on Museum-wide committees.
• Support staff and volunteers in delivering extraordinary customer service to all Museum guests and NHMU staff, faculty, and volunteers.
• Participate in other duties as assigned.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Three to four years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, or related discipline.
• Experience developing and teaching formal and/or informal science education and youth or teen programs.
• Experience working with diverse communities and/or the Glendale community preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with program and staff management.
• Broad knowledge of natural history topics preferred.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license; ability to travel and occasionally remain overnight.
• Must be able to manage/lift teaching kits weighing up to 50 pounds.

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The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.