Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 11:30pm
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Natural Sciences or Museum Studies with educational emphasis preferred.
- Minimum 2 years’ experience in an educational institution and/or instructional setting as well as experience with administrative duties.
- Knowledge of STEAM.
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices teaching methods and classroom management of young children as well as older age groups.
- Working knowledge of informal education in camps, museums, aquariums, zoos, nature centers or similar environmental education or living history facility.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with Museum staff, school administrators, teachers, students, parents and public groups in a professional, pleasant, tactful, and enthusiastic manner.
- Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills.
- Ability to work well with a diverse group of people in a service-oriented manner.
- Ability to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels effectively and energetically.
- Ability to work flexible hours and days
- The successful applicant will be an outgoing, friendly, team player and must be detailed-oriented while handling multiple projects and deadlines. They must have a high degree of energy and enthusiasm for a visitor-service oriented organization. The position requires some evenings and weekends, working inside and outside, and handling live animals.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
- Develop curricula, teach and assess Museum’s educational programming including, but not limited to, early childhood education programs, children’s summer camps, and school programs.
- Assist in the development, preparation, and implementation of educational programming for a variety of ages that is incorporated into ongoing exhibits and special events.
- Assist in the development of evaluation protocol for education classes.
- Be a mentor for the teen volunteer program.
- Successfully satisfy animal handling training requirements and maintain animal handling protocols.
- Support the Museum’s mission by overseeing, strengthening, and growing a successful suite of fee-based programs including summer camps, out-of-school time programs,workshops, and themed educational events
- Work with other Museum departments to develop robust programmatic offerings.
- Work with area institutions to develop collaborative public programs.
- Keep abreast of current informal education research and best practices.
- Maintain and supervise the Education Department’s teaching collection and supplies.
- Maintain professional conduct at all times with Museum staff and the public.