Posted June 25, 2014
The American Museum of Natural History seeks a Manager of Content and Curriculum with a strong background in science, expertise with curriculum design and teaching science to youth. The major responsibilities of this position are: 1) development, writing and updating of innovative science curriculum for middle and high school youth that highlights the assets and resources of the Museum, incorporates best practices for hands-on teaching and learning, and leverages the benefits of being a free-choice learning environment; and 2) providing professional development and curricular oversight to part-time educators who teach after-school, weekend and summer youth science courses. The Manager will also have responsibilities for youth development and working closely with teens in the program.
Day to day responsibilities will vary, but include: working with a team to develop and coordinate a cohesive, suite of programs with multiple offerings spanning the whole year; working alongside educators and scientists to create new innovative programs aligned with the Museum’s long term goals; hiring, observing, evaluating and training educators to teach the secondary programming; working with staff from multiple departments in the Museum to ensure program success; conducting administrative tasks related to secondary programs; and assisting with other youth and family programming as necessary.
A Master’s Degree is required, preferably in science education or related field; Undergraduate degree must be in science; earth and planetary sciences or anthropology are preferred.
The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of teaching experience with secondary students, preferably in a mix of formal and informal settings; expertise developing hands-on, learner-centered science curriculum; experience with program coordination; and excellent organization and communication skills. Direct experience working with historically underrepresented groups in the sciences, and experience with digital educational tools are also desired.
For more information, and to apply, visit careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51327 <http://careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51327>