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ABOUT THE TECH STUDIO:
The Tech Studio department oversees the operations of the Engineering Design Workshop, a facilitated exhibit space, as well as pop-up activities in the exhibit halls that introduce museum guests to the engineering design process and computational thinking skills. The activities engage families, school visit groups, and general museum audiences in hands-on, inquiry based technology education programs.
The Engineering Coordinator will maintain the day-to-day operations of the Engineering Design Workshop by hiring and training volunteers and interns and following a budget to purchase materials and equipment. The Engineering Coordinator will lead a team of educators to develop activities and ongoing professional development for part-time staff and volunteers facilitating engineering programming. This includes developing and delivering briefings focusing on facilitation strategies specific to engineering and “making”, overseeing the development of innovative engineering activities and experiences, and, with the Program Manager, set educational directions for the department and develop training protocols and documents to ensure our educators are prepared to work with guests and maintain the Museum’s leadership in innovative techniques to present engineering and computational thinking.
- Facilitate activities, interpretations and presentations for Tech Studio (up to 3-5 hours working directly with the public daily).
- Oversee the development of 15-20 briefings for Tech Studio volunteers per year
- Deliver 5-6 briefing sessions for Tech Studio volunteers per week.
- Interview, schedule, and train 10-20 volunteers and 6-8 interns annually
- Train and assist in the supervision of 4-6 part-time staff.
- Develop and implement 5-7 new engineering and design-based learning activities/workshops annually.
- Maintain knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in computer science and engineering education, and communicate with partner organizations for educational collaborations and grants (1-3 grants per year).
- Follow developed budget and purchase up to $25,000 in educational materials annually.
- Collaborate with Research and Evaluation department to organize and coordinate continuing research on engineering and computational thinking education in informal environments (1-3 research projects per year).
- Oversee engineering education program responsibilities 2 days/week and when the Program Manager is absent.
- Work one weekend day per week and some holidays as agreed on with Program Manager.
This position is grant funded, full-time, 40 hours/week, from Sunday – Thursday.
Tech Studio Program Manager/Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation
- Bachelor of Science or Arts and additional course work preferred.
- Three (3) years or more of science and technology education/museum education experience.
- Demonstrated communication skills (verbal/oratory and written)
- Proven ability to provide excellent customer service in a high volume environment as well as comfort working in large groups
- Demonstrated proficiency in science and technology education
- Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously, paying close attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to organize timeline and needs for large events
- Demonstrated ability to develop educational activities for children or families
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team
- Demonstrated leadership skills in mentoring diverse teams
- Demonstrated ability to track expenses and follow assigned budgets
Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.
Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!
The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
February 05, 2016