– Background in education and/or science. BA/BS preferred.
– Interest and ability to present science programs to students and families.
– Good public speaking skills.
– Responsible, with a positive demeanor and ability to communicate well with co-workers and visitors.
– Enthusiasm for science and technology.
– Must be able to work well with children, teens and adults.
– Able to stand for long periods of time; extensive walking and climbing stairs may be necessary.
– Occasional heavy lifting.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Museum Educators will support the coordination, set up and facilitation of 45 minute hands-on workshops for school groups of up to 60 students ranging from Pre-K – 12th grade. Pre-workshop, equipment and supplies will need to be set up and prepared. During the workshop, science equipment and tools will be used and the Museum Educator will engage the students in guided inquiry. Post-workshop, clean-up and inventory time will be assigned. This position may also include presenting special floor programs as assigned as well as the staffing of camp days throughout the year. Camp duties are similar to workshop duties, and require consistent supervision and guidance through workshops, activities and lunch as well as pre- and post-camp childcare.
The nature of this position requires that the Museum Educator also assist visitors in way-finding throughout the museum, answer questions, challenge inappropriate behavior and keep the museum clean.