Educational Specialist, Part-time

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Sacramento, CA
United States

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Calling all lovers of all things science related. If you are interested in sharing your passions with kids of all ages the Powerhouse Science Center is looking for you. We are seeking an educator to join us in our mission of conducting informal educational programs in and out of the building.

Powerhouse Science Center has served the Sacramento region for 60 years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, providing an informal hands-on educational experience for children, families and school groups in 19 counties. We are in transition to become a world-class STEM education center for all ages – raising funds for a major expansion to relocate to the historic PG&E Powerhouse building along the Sacramento River north in downtown.

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate informal educator interested in joining our growing team.

The Part-time Education Specialist will conduct school programs and assist with program set up and maintenance together with other related duties as needed.

The Part-time Education Specialist is responsible for but not limited to:
 Conducting school programming; on-site and off-site
 Making effective and enthusiastic public presentations
 Organization and upkeep of program materials

Ability to:
 Lift 50 lbs.
 Load and unload teaching materials from vehicles
 Communicate effectively, both orally and in written form
 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Science Center employees, board members, community members, and volunteers to motivate and energize them
 Represent the Science Center and articulate its mission, goals, and programs
 Work both independently and as a member of a larger staff team
 Work a flexible schedule, which may include occasional evenings, weekends and holidays

Knowledge of:
 Life Science (Animal Biology and Animal Husbandry)
 Earth Science (Geology and Paleontology)
 Effective communications (verbal and written) and people skills
 Computer skills using Windows applications
 Familiarity with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Access, Publisher and Excel
 Familiarity with general office equipment and procedures
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
 Valid California Driver’s License
 Vehicle with Proof of Insurance: large enough vehicle to transport up to 5 program storage boxes and cart
 Current Tetanus vaccination required

 Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree required or equivalent knowledge and experience
 Life Science and/or Earth Science background highly preferred

 Working with children in an educational environment for at least one year

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If you are interested in this position, please send a resume with cover letter to No phone calls, please.