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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, March 31, 2017, 5:00pm
Education Facilitators are highly motivated and outgoing individuals with excellent teaching, interpersonal, and customer service skills that provide exceptional experiences to all of our visitors through play, experimentation, and developmentally appropriate facilitation.
This position spends 100% of their work-time facilitating programming for visitors of the Museum as well as on the exhibit floor staffing Tot Spot, Look Out Cove, Fab Lab, Bay Hall, Discovery Hall, Festival Plaza, and the Art Studios. Full-time and part-time positions are available immediately; starting pay for all positions is $15.00/hr.
- Staff exhibit spaces and interact with visitors throughout indoor and outdoor exhibit areas.
- Provide educational experiences through play and direct facilitation that creates an environment that encourages curiosity, creative thinking, exploration and experimentation by using developmentally appropriate techniques.
- Assist and facilitate Art Studio programs, programming for festivals and special events, Story Time, Toddler Circle Time, Maker Labs, Science Labs, Art Labs, Nature Labs and other drop-in programs.
- At all times, demonstrate and model a high level of professional conduct and communication with all visitors and staff.
- Greet visitors and help orient them to the Museum.
- Model ways to safely play with the Museum exhibits.
- Model appropriate practices for teaching and learning with young children.
- Describe educational research and desired programmatic outcomes to parents, children, and guests.
- Perform opening and closing duties and maintain the upkeep of program spaces and exhibit halls.
- Enforce safety and Museum policies in exhibit spaces.
- Participate in regular team meetings.
- Other duties as assigned by the Museum Experience Manager.
- Experience and interest in working with young children 0-10 years and their families.
- Must be outgoing, positive, friendly, and curious.
- Able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Able to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.
- Capable of speaking in front of large and small groups of visitors.
- Must be comfortable working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
- Must have excellent problem solving skills, be dependable, helpful, and flexible.
- Education / teaching experience in any capacity is desirable.
- Flexibility to change schedule and work extra hours as necessary.
- Some customer service experience desirable.
- A reliable source of transportation is required.
- Flexibility to work any day of the week, holidays, and evenings as required.
- Must be at least sixteen years old.
- Ability to speak Spanish or Cantonese preferred.
Our mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.
In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk- friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.
Additionally, the Museum’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.
WHAT WE OFFER
The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply online at:
Applicants should be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter. Please attach your cover letter in step 2 of the online application process when prompted to attach other documents.
NOTE TO CANDIDATE
Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position.