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Museum Educator I, Part Time
  • Department: Education
  • Effective Date: January 2020
  • Reports to: Manager of Education and Community Engagement

Status:

Hourly/Non-Exempt. This is a year-round, part-time position and the chosen candidate must be able to work a combination of days that will include a weekend day.  Position includes school vacation weeks, and some holiday and evening/overnight hours.   

Position Summary:

The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks a creative and engaging Educator to deliver and facilitate interpretive programs for the general public and groups, both on-site and off-site for all ages. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, in our digital planetarium, and outdoors on our 55-acre site, as well as programming and play facilitation in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. 

Candidates must have a degree in a scientific field or education, enjoy working with learners of all ages, and be committed to ongoing growth and learning in the fields of science and education. Competencies in life science, earth science, and/or physical science are desirable. Informal and/or formal teaching experience expected. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or education, or equivalent experience
  • General science background with knowledge in one or more of the following areas preferred: biology, earth science, astronomy, engineering, physical science
  • Demonstrated previous experience delivering inquiry-based and/or experiential learning programs in formal or informal settings
  • Early childhood education (ages 6 and under) experience a plus
  • Comfort with performance and/or public speaking, a flair for public presentation
  • Knowledge and practice of good customer service principles
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently
  • Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and highly dependable
  • Experience working with diverse audiences
  • Must be able to get to off-site program locations and meetings
  • Able to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions, move program equipment and supplies up to 40 lbs, stay stationary for long periods of time, and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests
  • Pass CORI and SORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines
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Responsibilities

  • Deliver hands-on, inquiry based, participatory programs for guests and groups indoors as well as outdoors in any type of weather
  • Lead school programs, public programs, planetarium shows and camp sessions on a variety of science topics, both on-site and off-site
  • Lead or assist with overnight programs (up to 3 programs/month during peak season), and meet and greet overnight groups as assigned
  • Execute programming, facilitate play, and monitor use of supplies in the Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit
  • Participate in reflective practice and program evaluation activities
  • Complete administrative tasks related to grant-funded projects and museum programs as assigned
  • Represent museum and education department at marketing outreach events as assigned
  • Conduct outdoor programming and navigate trails in all types of weather conditions
  • Set-up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment and supplies
  • Handle animals for use in programs
  • Uniform/dress code required

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

 

Review begins immediately, applications accepted until position is filled.

Day Camp Counselor

Department:  Education & Community Engagement

Effective Date:  June 15, 2020                 

Reports To: Camp Programs Director                                                                               

Salary Level: $11.00 per hour

Status:  Hourly/Non-Exempt, temporary; Counselors are expected to work staff training June 15-19, 2020 plus 4-7 weeks between June 22 and August 21, 2020.  Camp Programs Director assigns weeks to successful candidates; candidate availability may affect hiring decisions. 

Position Summary:

The EcoTarium, a museum of science & nature, seeks an engaging and enthusiastic Day Camp Counselor to supervise and instruct campers (ages 5-12) at the EcoTarium Summer Discovery Camp.  Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, in our digital planetarium, and outdoors on our 55-acre site, including programming and play facilitation in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit.  Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning.  Activities help instill a passion for science and promote stewardship of the natural environment.

Candidates must enjoy working with youth ages 5 to 12, possess a keen interest in science, and be committed to ongoing growth and learning in the fields of science and education.  Camp staff training begins June 15, 2020 and employment runs through August 21, 2020. Typical daily shift for camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age and/or completed at least 3 years of High School
  • Background in life science, earth science, astronomy, engineering, and/or physical science preferred
  • Demonstrated previous experience teaching and/or working with children; experience in inquiry-based and/or experiential learning settings a plus
  • Experience leading or assisting programming at a science and/or nature camp preferred
  • Comfort with performance and/or public speaking, a flair for public presentation
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently
  • Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and highly dependable
  • Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences
  • Be certified in CPR/First Aid or take a CPR/First Aid course the EcoTarium provides
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and complete the camp’s health form and waiver by the start of training
  • Able to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions, move program equipment and supplies up to 40 lbs., and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests
  • Pass CORI/SORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and facilitate creative programs and activities for campers (ages 5-12) on a variety of science and nature topics while encouraging positive self-esteem of campers and positive group dynamics
  • Devise and document creative programs and activities for your campers on a variety of science and nature topics as requested by the Camp Programs Director
  • Supervise and maintain camper safety and discipline in a fun and positive way
  • Serve as a role model and actively support fostering opportunities for successful interaction between campers, Counselors-in-Training and Junior Counselors
  • Provide an exceptional experience for campers and their families and be proactive in problem solving and communicating issues and solutions to campers and parents
  • Conduct indoor/outdoor programming and navigate trails in all types of weather conditions.
  • Set-up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment and supplies
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all staff training and meetings
  • Uniform/dress code required

 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as may be assigned.
Day Camp Senior Counselor

Department:  Education & Community Engagement

Effective Date:  June 15-August 21, 2020           

Reports To: Camp Programs Director                                                                                                           

Salary Level: $11.50 per hour

Status:  Hourly/Non-Exempt, temporary. 

Position Summary:

The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks an engaging and enthusiastic Day Camp Senior Counselor to supervise and instruct campers (ages 5-12) for the EcoTarium Summer Discovery Camp. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, in our digital planetarium, and outdoors on our 55-acre site, including programming and play facilitation in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. Activities help instill a passion for science and promote stewardship of the natural environment.

Candidates must enjoy working with youth ages 5 to 12, possess a keen interest in science, and be committed to ongoing growth and learning in the fields of science and education. Camp staff training begins June 15, 2020 and employment runs through August 21, 2020. Typical daily shift for camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age and successfully completed at least one year of college; consideration will be given to candidates 20 years of age based on previous camp experience
  • Background in life science, earth science, astronomy, engineering, and/or physical science preferred
  • Demonstrated previous experience teaching and/or working with young children in a formal, informal, inquiry-based and/or experiential learning setting
  • Experience leading programming at a science and/or nature camp preferred
  • Curriculum development and/or early childhood education (ages 6 and under) experience a plus
  • Comfort with performance and/or public speaking, a flair for public presentation
  • Knowledge and practice of good customer service principles
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently
  • Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and highly dependable
  • Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences
  • Be certified in CPR/First Aid or take a CPR/First Aid course the EcoTarium provides
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and complete the camp’s health form and waiver by the start of training
  • Able to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions, move program equipment and supplies up to 40 lbs, and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests
  • Pass CORI/SORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement creative programs and activities for campers (ages 5-12) on a variety of science and nature topics while encouraging positive self-esteem of campers and positive group dynamics
  • Devise and document creative programs and activities for your campers on a variety of science and nature topics as requested by the Camp Programs Director
  • Act as a leader and a mentor among camp staff and within the greater camp community
  • Supervise and maintain camper safety and discipline in a fun and positive way
  • Successfully mentor and foster opportunities for positive interaction between campers, Counselors-in-Training and Junior Counselors
  • Provide an exceptional experience for campers and their families and be proactive in problem solving and communicating issues and solutions to campers and parents
  • Conduct indoor/outdoor programming and navigate trails in all types of weather conditions.
  • Set-up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment and supplies
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all staff training and meetings
  • Uniform/dress code required

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as may be assigned.
Day Camp Tadpole Senior Counselor (Full Day)

Department:  Education & Community Engagement

Effective Date:  June 15-August 21, 2020           

Reports To: Camp Programs Director                                                          

Salary Level: $11.50 per hour

Status:  Hourly/Non-Exempt, temporary

 

Position Summary:

The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks an engaging and enthusiastic Tadpole Counselor to supervise and instruct the Tadpole Program (ages 4.5-6) at the EcoTarium Summer Discovery Camp.  Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, in our digital planetarium, and outdoors on our 55-acre site, including programming and play facilitation in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit.  Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning.  Activities help instill a passion for science and promote stewardship of the natural environment.

Candidates must enjoy working with youth ages 4.5 to 6, possess a keen interest in science, and be committed to ongoing growth and learning in the fields of science and education. Camp staff training begins June 15, 2020 and employment runs through August 21, 2020. Typical daily shift for camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age and successfully completed at least two years of college; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Background in life science, earth science, astronomy, engineering, and/or physical science desirable
  • Demonstrated previous experience teaching and/or working with children in a formal, informal, inquiry-based and/or experiential learning setting; Early childhood education experience and/or EEC Certification desirable
  • Experience leading programming at a science and/or nature camp preferred
  • Curriculum development experience a plus
  • Comfort with performance and/or public speaking, a flair for public presentation
  • Knowledge and practice of good customer service principles
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently
  • Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and highly dependable
  • Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences
  • Be certified in CPR/First Aid or take a CPR/First Aid course the EcoTarium provides
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and complete the camp’s health form and waiver by the start of training
  • Able to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions, move program equipment and supplies up to 40 lbs, and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests
  • Pass CORI/SORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement creative programs and activities for campers (ages 4.5-6) on a variety of science and nature topics while encouraging the positive self-esteem of campers and positive group dynamics
  • Act as a leader and a mentor among camp staff and within the greater camp community
  • Supervise and maintain camper safety and discipline in a fun and positive way
  • Successfully mentor and foster opportunities for successful interaction between campers, Counselors-in-Training and Junior Counselors
  • Provide an exceptional experience for campers and their families and be proactive in problem solving and communicating issues and solutions to campers and parents
  • Conduct indoor/outdoor programming and navigate trails in all types of weather conditions.
  • Set-up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment and supplies
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all staff training and meetings
  • Uniform/dress code required

 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as may be assigned.
Day Camp Teen Program Director

Department:  Education & Community Engagement

Effective Date:  June 15, 2020     

Reports To: Camp Programs Director                                                                                                       

Salary Level: $12.25 per hour

Status:  Hourly/Non-Exempt, temporary.                                                                                                                                                                 

Position Summary:

The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks a dynamic and engaging Teen Program Director to facilitate and supervise the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and Junior Counselor (JC) programs for ages 13 to 17 and provide general leadership for the EcoTarium Summer Discovery Camp. Programming is on a variety of natural and physical science topics and takes place on the museum floor, in classroom settings, in our digital planetarium, and outdoors on our 55-acre site, including programming and play facilitation in our Nature Explore® Outdoor Exhibit.  Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning. Activities help instill a passion for science and promote stewardship of the natural environment.

Candidates must enjoy working with youth and young adults ages 5 to 17, possess a keen interest in science, and be committed to ongoing growth and learning in the fields of science and education. Camp staff training begins June 15, 2020 and employment runs through August 21, 2020. The Teen Program Director must also attend Junior Counselor Training on Saturday, June 20, 2020. A typical daily shift for camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. On Fridays, the Teen Program Director is expected to participate in the Friday Camp Family Slideshow ending at approximately 5:00 p.m. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age and successfully completed at least two years of college; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Background in life science, earth science, astronomy, engineering, and/or physical science
  • Demonstrated previous experience teaching and/or working with youth in a formal, informal, inquiry-based and/or experiential learning setting; experience working with teens preferred
  • Experience leading programming at a science and/or nature camp; experience facilitating team-building initiatives desired
  • Curriculum development experience a plus
  • Comfort with performance and/or public speaking, a flair for public presentation
  • Knowledge and practice of good customer service principles
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently
  • Creative individual with ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and highly dependable
  • Interest in and/or experience working with diverse audiences
  • Be certified in CPR/First Aid or take a CPR/First Aid course the EcoTarium provides
  • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and complete the camp’s health form and waiver by the start of training
  • Able to navigate the building and grounds under any weather conditions, move program equipment and supplies up to 40 lbs, and work in a highly sensory and stimulating work environment due to constant interaction with guests
  • Pass CORI/SORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and implement specific CIT programs and activities that promote team-building and leadership development
  • Assist with facilitation of the smooth operation of day-to-day camp functions including activities, lunch break, transition times, and drop-off/sign-out
  • Provide support and mentorship for seasonal camp staff as needed
  • Attend training/orientation for JCs
  • Assign JCs to camper groups each week, and provide coaching, mentoring and feedback to JCs as needed
  • Lead and implement creative programs and activities for campers on a variety of science and nature topics while encouraging positive self-esteem of campers and positive group dynamics
  • Supervise and maintain camper safety and discipline in a fun and positive way
  • Monitor and promote positive interactions between camp staff, campers, CITs, and JCs
  • Provide an exceptional experience for campers and their families and be proactive in problem solving and communicating issues and solutions to campers and parents
  • Conduct indoor/outdoor programming and navigate trails in all types of weather conditions.
  • Set-up and maintain field gear, program materials, technical equipment and supplies
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all aspects of Friday Camp Family Slideshow.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in all staff training and meetings
  • Uniform/dress code required

 

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Instructions: Please fill out the form below to submit your application.

All applications require a cover letter, resume, and 3 references attached. Review begins immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

 

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