Program Assistant/Teacher-in-Training Job Description

The Science and Nature Program (SNP) at the American Museum of Natural
History aims to enhance children’s understanding of and respect for
the natural world, and to encourage development of initial skills of
scientific inquiry.  The Program educates children aged 2 to 12 and
their parents and teachers about life sciences, paleontology, astronomy,
and anthropology.  The Program Assistant supports SNP educators in the
teaching of science and nature during the school day and after school.

Duties include:
●Assist Head Teachers in the classroom.
●Work with staff to plan activities, set up for classes, gather
teaching specimens and equipment, and maintain model classroom
●Contribute to the development and documentation of curriculum.
●Assist in the maintenance of live animals in their habitats.
●Support the Director and staff in all administrative aspects of
maintaining the Program.

Qualifications:  Teaching experience with young children in educational
settings and/or museums is required. A Master’s degree (or someone
working towards a Master’s) is preferred.  Must be computer literate;
proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop and other
computer applications required.  Must have an interest in children,
science, live animals, and museums.  While a formal background in
science is not required, the candidate should show an interest in
science and in the specific challenges of teaching science to very young
children.  A sense of humor and flexibility is necessary.  Other
language speakers, especially Spanish, is useful.

Full-time/Part-time positions available starting July, 2011.
Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to:
Jane Kloecker, Director
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum encourages Women, Minorities,
Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans to apply.

The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color,
national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please
call the Office of Human Resources.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are
only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best
fit the needs of the open positions.