Museum of Science
  • 29-Jul-2019 to 23-Aug-2019 (EST)
  • Live Presentations - 350
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Education Associate I, Live Presentations

Museum of Science, Boston

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SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Education Associate I will research, develop and present programs to Museum and community audiences that contain accurate and relevant science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles and concepts in a way that both educates and inspires further interest and curiosity for participants. The programs will be based on current STEM topics and support school curriculum standards as appropriate to enhance formal learning experiences. The Education Associate will teach on site and in the community to extend the Museum's reach and relevance to society. The educator will act as a resource for STEM content and continually learn and develop new programs, demonstrations and props, and content including platforms such as podcasts and web based resources to expand the Museum's resources. They will work both on teams and individually, work closely with staff in other departments, and help host presentations/activities with key partnerships with other institutions, organizations and scientists to deliver exemplar programming.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Present programs 3 – 4 days per week (either 9 -12 presentations and/or other school related educational programs activities) onsite or in the community.
  • Deliver programs to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 300/presentation/activities, depending on venue and time.
  • Learn to handle unique Museum resources including Live Animals and the Theater of Electricity's world's largest Van de Graaff generator.
  • Work on one weekend day, some holidays and flexible schedule including Friday evenings, extended summer months or MA school vacation weeks as needed to support the educational team.


WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm


REPORTS TO:

Manager, Education Programs.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree preferred.
  • One (1) year or more of science Education teaching to public and/or school audiences experience.
  • Comfort with handling and being around live animals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate science content in programming for audiences of 20 – 300 people.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (written and verbal) in all activities particularly when developing and delivering presentations.
  • Experience in delivering educational programming for public audiences in either a formal or informal educational setting.


STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly).


BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 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.

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