The EcoTarium, A Museum of Science & Nature, seeks an enthusiastic and organized GSK Science in the Summer Program Instructor to deliver biology-based programs for students in grades 2-6 at off-site locations. Teaching is through hands-on and inquiry-based methods encouraging exploration and self-directed learning.

Candidates should have or be working towards a degree in a scientific field or in education, enjoy working with youth, and possess a keen interest in science, though expertise is not required. Informal and/or formal teaching experience expected. The successful candidate will have experience working on a team, enjoy collaboration and bring a commitment to running successful educational programs.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or in education, or is working towards a degree in the scientific field
  • General science background with knowledge in one or more of the following areas preferred: biology, earth science, astronomy, engineering, physical science
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience teaching informal and/or formal curricula (program evaluation experience a plus)
  • Must provide own transportation to off-site locations
  • Comfort with public speaking; experience with classroom management a plus
  • Knowledge of good customer service principles and excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently
  • Candidate should enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and highly dependable
  • Interest in and/or experience working with diverse racial/socioeconomic populations
  • Multi-lingual skills are a plus
  • 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 multi-sensory and stimulating work environment
  • Pass CORI and SORI background checks according to EcoTarium’s guidelines

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver hands-on, inquiry-based, participatory programs for groups of students in grades 2-8
  • Responsible for attending approximately 3 training sessions both virtually and in person.
  • Gathering and managing program supplies from the EcoTarium
  • Delivering all necessary materials to community sites as part of program facilitation
  • Facilitating two different hour-long biology lessons for up to 30 students at a time, using the inquiry-based methods learned in training
  • Administer grant-related outcomes
  • Complete grant requirement evaluations and reporting documents
  • Uniform/dress code required

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Serve on staff ad-hoc committees when needed
  • Other duties may be assigned

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

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

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