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School Programs Educator
Reports To: Manager of Museum Education
Salary Range: $10.00/hr
This is a per-diem, part-time position averaging 20 hours/week October-June
School Programs Educators will be responsible for teaching PK-12 science lessons in the Academy and at sites around the Delaware Valley including area schools, daycare centers, and community centers. With support from Education managers, School Programs Educators will create lessons considering best practices, state and national educational standards, and individual school curriculum.
In addition to teaching lessons and leading educational programs in the museum and offsite, School Programs Educators will be responsible for all aspects of an outreach program which include transportation (safe driving practices, keeping the vehicle clean, and keeping managers apprised of issues with the vehicle) and communication with the program site (confirming the details of the program with contacts and verifying that all needs for the program are met before you arrive).
School Programs Educators will also be given priority for summer employment with our Academy Explorers Camp (July-August).
Range of Duties:
- Actively engage students ranging from preschool to grade 12 in learning science
- Create and implement high quality lessons and build science curriculum concerning a variety of science topics including (but not limited to) paleontology, invertebrates, and adaptations and evolution.
- Learn to handle the Academy’s live invertebrate collection for education purposes
- Learn to handle and present a portion of the Academy’s live vertebrate collection (including snakes, lizards, small mammals and small raptors)
- Work cooperatively with a diverse museum education
- Weekend, evening and early morning work required
- Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
- All applicants must pass Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Background Checks and a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving in cities, on highways, at night and in inclement weather.
- Excellent public speaking, organizational, and customer service skills required
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
- Strong background in the natural sciences
- Experience teaching/supervising all ages, preferably in an informal education setting particularly preschool-aged children
- Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Hollie Barattolo, Manager of Museum Education and Access at firstname.lastname@example.org.