Museum of Science
  • 09-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Museum Programs
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • 57850-62850
  • Salary
  • Grant-Funded, Full Time

Senior Education Associate, Bilingual English/Spanish

Museum of Science, Boston


www.mos.org


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SUMMARY STATEMENT:


The Senior Education Associate - Bilingual English/Spanish will serve in a senior department role as they research, develop and present programs to museum and community audiences ranging from young learners to informed adults. The programs will be presented in both English and Spanish, and based on topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In addition to working with the education team, they will participate in the project development of MOS en EspaƱol, expanding the Museum's Spanish language programming onsite, online, and in the community. The educator will act as a resource for scientific content for the division and will continually learn and develop innovative, culturally responsive programs across all education channels including in-gallery interpretations, stage presentations, digital content presented online via live broadcast and prerecorded videos, and outreach including in-community and in-school programs. The associate will also set new directions for the Museum through innovating new experiences and formats to enhance educational programming and attract and serve new audiences. The associate will assist the department managers and directors mentoring and training associates and part-time staff.


RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Teach a variety of STEM programming 2-3 days per week across all education channels in both English and Spanish.
  • Develop and lead the creation of new programing for both English-Speaking and Spanish-speaking audiences, as needed, across all education channels (2-3 programs per year).
  • Collaborate with other departments to support the development of partnerships with the Hispanic and LatinX community in the greater Boston area.
  • Collaborate with others in the department to help maintain 1 - 2 educational areas or key resources such as teaching spaces and stages.
  • Learn to teach responsibly and safely using Museum resources - including scientific demonstration equipment like the Theater of Electricity, chemicals, live animals, biological materials, Museum vehicles, and others.
  • Train, mentor, and advise 4-6 full and part time staff per year.
  • Serve as a content and education expert on 1-2 grants, research projects, or exhibition teams per year.
  • Represent the department on 1-3 cross-divisional and collaborative project teams with external partners per year to support education initiatives (including supporting special events, informal education research projects, etc.).
  • Travel offsite to visit schools or communities as needed.
  • Regularly work a weekend day.
  • Occasionally work a flexible schedule including some holidays, some Friday evenings and other times in order to accommodate serving guests during school vacations, extended summer hours, and other special projects and requests.



WORK SCHEDULE:


Full-time, 40 hours / week, Sunday-Thursday OR Tuesday-Saturday.


REPORTS TO:


Director, Museum Programs


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.
  • 5 or more years of STEM fields or education background.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in science and technology education for public audiences (such as a classroom or informal educational setting such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum).
  • Demonstrated ability to read and Speak Spanish.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative, high quality educational activities and experiences for children or families.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service in a high volume environment as well as comfort working In large groups.
  • Comfort with handling and being around live animals.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal/oratory and written).
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously, paying close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor or supervise others.

STARTING SALARY:


Exempt (Salaried). $57,850 - $62,850 / year


BENEFITS:


Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 23 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, a Museum Membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

VACCINATION POLICY:

Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

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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