Museum of Science
  • 15-Aug-2018 to 14-Oct-2018 (EST)
  • Youth Programs - 290
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Regular, Full Time

Education Associate, School and Youth Programs

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org


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SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The School and Youth Education Associate I will research, develop and present school, youth and public programs to Pre K-12 students, teachers and public audiences that contain accurate and relevant science principles and concepts in a way that both educates and inspires further interest in science. The programs will be based on current science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics, and support school curriculum standards as appropriate to enhance formal learning experiences. The educator will act as a resource for scientific content and continually learn and develop new programs, activities, and content including platforms such as podcasts and web based resources to expand the Museum's resources.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the supervision of up to 70 adult and youth volunteers and 2 interns during the school year, and 50 youth interns during the summer.
  • Travel off site to visit schools as needed up to 6 days per month to support school partnerships and programming.
  • Deliver presentations; 6 – 9 per week on average to general audiences and/or other school related educational programs/activities onsite or in the community.
  • Learn 2-4 new programs per year that may be taught in multiple venues in the Museum and in the community.
  • Work with school partners to deliver weekly STEM activities and/or workshops to enhance their curriculum and utilize the Museum's resources.
  • Create new live presentations collaboratively developed; 4-6 annually that are based in current science, technology and engineering.
  • Develop 2 – 4 new STEM web based virtual resources for teachers, students or general audiences.


WORK SCHEDULE:

 

  • One weekend day required. Sunday through Thursday schedule preferred.
  • Holiday work may be required and adjustment of schedule for summer hours as needed to support the educational team.


    REPORTS TO:

    Manager, Education Programs


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree
    • One or more years of science education experience teaching K-12 students.
    • Experience communicating science content in programming for audiences of 20 – 300 people.
    • Comfort with handling and being around live animals.
    • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues on various teams.


    STARTING SALARY:

    Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.


    BENEFITS:

    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.

 

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