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Last Updated: 17 December 2014

The National Museum of Natural History's teen volunteer program is a vibrant new initiative that will bring 100 teens into the museum community as spokespeople, ambassadors, and science learners. We're looking for enthusiastic and talented people to lead and implement this program in 2015.

The Lead Coordinator of Youth Volunteers will help to shape and implement this important program. The work is full time through the end of November 2015 with the possibility of extension and possible staff position. Qualifications include experience working with young people and developing activities and programs. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. December 22, 2015.
Download the Request for Proposals.

The Assistant Coordinator of Youth Volunteers is an entry-level position. This individual will help the Lead Coordinator implement the program, including coordinating training, continuing education and creative activities. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. December 31, 2015.
Download the Request for Proposals.

If you have any questions about the jobs listed above or the application process, send inquiries to Rebecca Bray at

Deep Time Education and Outreach Contractor
The Museum is seeking an educator with a love of paleobiology to develop fossil-based experiences for K-12 audiences. This project is part of the Deep Time Initiative which focuses on how Earth’s 4.6 billion-year history is connected to the present and future of life on Earth. This part-time opportunity begins in February. Proposals are due January 9, 2015, by 5:00 p.m.
Download the Request for Proposals.

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