The Field Museum’s School Partnerships and Programs Team provides innovative programs and resources to Pre-K to 12th-grade educators and students connected to the Museum’s world-class scientific collections and research. As a member of this team, the School Programs Coordinator’s primary role is to develop and implement programming for teachers and students both at the Museum, and in local schools. Additionally, he/she is responsible for developing a plan for and coordinating related efforts to improve the overall field trip experience for school groups. The School Programs Coordinator’s primary supervisor is the School Partnerships Administrator, however he/she works closely with the School Partnerships and Programs Manager as well.
- On-site Field Trip Experiences and Student Programs (50%)
- Collaborate with School Programs Administrator to develop and implement cohesive vision for on-site Student Programs and field trip experiences aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and National Council of Social Studies standards
- Implement on-site student programs (2 days per week)
- Develop inquiry-based instructional materials and resources
- Collaborate with Reservations Office and Guest Relations staff to improve overall field trip experience
- Support evaluation and assessment of on-site student programs, experiences, and related resources
- Educator Programs and School Partnerships (40%)
- Support development and implementation of school partnerships: collaborate with partners to plan programs, develop relationships with schools through multi-series PD sessions, classroom visits and field trips (2 days per week)
- Develop and implement educator in-services, upon request, related to The Field Museum content and resources
- Other (10%)
- Maintain working knowledge of relevant research and professional literature
- Participate in and present at professional conferences
- Support revision and publication of annual School Programs catalog as needed
- Support planning and implementation of Educator Open House and Field Ambassador program as needed
- Track expenses and revenue for assigned programs and projects
- Support grant proposal writing and reporting as needed
- Educational background in life science, physical science, and/or anthropology
- Knowledge of research in informal education, curriculum and instruction, teacher education, and/or science/social science education
- Experience developing and writing PreK-12 curriculum
- Previous classroom experience
- Comfortable leading and collaborating with diverse student and teacher groups
- Ability to work independently and with attention to details
- Experience with web-based systems and data entry
- Strong organizational skills
The Field Museum accepts applications on-line. To apply for this position, please complete the on-line application.
No phone calls please.
The Field Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.