The Public Lab Program Manager’s primary responsibilities are to manage and develop programming for the museum’s two public Investigate Labs, MicroWorlds and Nature. The labs are hybrid program and exhibit spaces located adjacent to exhibit galleries with related content. Public programs include a menu of independent inquiry stations in the collections- and field-work based Nature Investigate Lab, and similar stations for the Micro Worlds Investigate Lab, focusing on microbiology, genetics, etc. The Labs have three programming modes: staffed drop-in activities for the public; scheduled, facilitated group programs; and self-guided activities (Nature Lab only). The Lab Manager trains and supervises student docents who facilitate the programs, and creates and compiles safety and procedural manuals. Many of the lab programs are based on U-M faculty research activities and are funded by the National Science Foundation.
The Museum of Natural History is not currently accepting applications for student positions.