Museum of Science
  • 26-Dec-2017 to 01-Feb-2018 (EST)
  • Early Childhood Development & Education - 322
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Grant-Funded, Part Time

Early Childhood Education Program Assistant

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org


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SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program Assistant will present and facilitate a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations for small and large groups of visitors (both within the Discovery Center and in other MOS venues), and will assist the Coordinator in the training of early childhood interpreters (including Living Laboratory research assistants). The Program Assistant will closely with small teams of his/her peers and the Program Manager to create new STEM educational experiences for the Museum's early childhood audiences (young children and their caregivers). The Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting Program Presenters in opening and/or closing the Discovery Center, including some light cleaning and maintenance, setting up/breaking down programs in early childhood venues throughout the exhibit halls, and documentation of daily educational activities.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up and facilitate hands-on activities and present demonstrations in the Discovery Center, and for early childhood audiences across MOS venues (5-7 hours "on-the-floor" daily).
  • Assist in the training of early childhood interpreters (including research assistants working with Living Laboratory), interfacing with up to 20 other interpreters daily.
  • Assist in cleaning, organization and upkeep of early childhood materials and venues (educate in up to 3 venues/day).
  • Assist in the design and piloting of new activities/experiences for early childhood audiences across MOS (1-2 new activities or experiences/semester).
  • Complete logs (daily), and ensure documentation of all educational activities.


WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is temporary, part-time, 7 hours a week, on Saturdays from 9:00am - 5:00pm.


REPORTS TO:

Program Manager, Discovery Center


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successfully completed a previous Youth Internship at the Museum of Science
  • Demonstrated comfort communicating STEM concepts to a variety of lay audiences verbally
  • Demonstrated strong interest in early childhood education
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a group setting as part of a multi-faceted team
  • Ability to read, write, understand English; basic math.
  • Less than 1 year or more years of informal science education (previous experience as an MOS Youth Intern) experience.


STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly).


BENEFITS:

Free parking in the Museum garage, T accessibility, free Exhibit Halls admission and Omni/Planetarium shows, free Duck Tours, discounts in the Museum store and cafe, discounted movie passes, retirement & savings plan.


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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