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Posted March 14, 2019
Youth Teaching Artist – Museum Lab
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: $27,900 – $28,600

For more than 30 years, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has provided “innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity”. In April 2019 we will grow with the creation of Museum Lab, a new museum for kids 10+ where they can work with makers to create everything from furniture to apps, experiment with cutting edge technology in the creation of art, climb three stories on a unique sculpture, collaborate on one-of-a-kind art installations and more.

Youth Teaching Artist:

  • Acts as a visible and accessible, caring adult for youth visiting Museum Lab during outside of school time.
  • Serves as a liaison between youth, their interests and potential programs of Museum Lab; generating projects that respond in a dynamic and self-generating manner
  • Is a working artist, technician, or fabricator, and is consistently engaged in personal growth of process, technique, fluency with materials, etc.
  • Exemplifies culturally relevant practices with youth
  • Participates in reflective practice, including research-oriented discussions with partners, artists, and youth.
  • Experience working with children, teens, and/or families in formal and/or informal learning environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in appropriate field (e.g. education, sociology, fine art, engineering, design, industrial design, interactive media, etc.) required. Graduate degree or equivalent preferred.

    Interested in learning more? Please apply on our website: pittsburghkids.org/job/jobs or send your cover letter and resume to hr@pittsburghkids.org.

    Posted February 28, 2019
    Senior Director of Science
    Saint Louis Science Center
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Salary range: $70,000 – $85,000

    Are you ready to lead Science at the Science Center?

    The Saint Louis Science Center is hiring a Senior Director of Science to lead STEM content and communication for the Science + Education + Experience (SEE) team. The role serves as the foremost champion for science at the Saint Louis Science Center. This position ensures excellent science communication for all audiences including public, school, member, and special groups, and supports content development for education programs, online resources, exhibit interactives, and large-scale exhibitions. This role is integral to positioning the Science Center as a place the community seeks out to engage with science topics of interest to them. In addition, the Sr. Director of Science leads a team of full-time employees, temporary project staff, and several scientists-in-residence facilitating STEM-themed events, festivals, programs, and grant-funded projects.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Acting as the Science Center’s liaison with national and regional STEM professional partners and communities
    • Effectively communicating new scientific discoveries and advancements to our audiences
    • Applying best practices to research and professional development to continuously raise the Science Center’s Science IQ

    Interested in learning more? The full job posting and application materials can be found at careers-slsc.icims.com/jobs/intro.

    Posted February 26, 2019
    Informal Education Specialist II- #026458
    Space Telescope Science Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Salary: $70,000

    The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, seeks a Senior Informal Education Specialist for our Office of Public Outreach. Are you passionate about making astronomy exciting, engaging, understandable, and relevant to diverse audiences? This position will primarily support the NASA’s Universe of Learning science education program, as well as public engagement activities for the Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope.

    You will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement creative and innovative NASA astrophysics-themed products, programs, and professional learning experiences for a range of learning environments, audiences, and partners. Do you possess creativity and leadership skills in the field of informal education?

    Your major responsibilities will include:

    • Developing and implementing free-choice learning approaches across various platforms, with an emphasis on emerging trends and technologies;
    • Ensuring materials and programming support NASA education goals and audience needs;
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with informal learning sites across the nation;
    • Working with external evaluators to support program evaluation, including formative and summative efforts;
    • Developing of materials for audiences at museums, science centers, planetariums, libraries, out-of-school-time programs, youth-serving organizations, and community-based organizations.

    Do you have direct experience in the following?

    • Developing of partnerships, materials, and learning experiences that serve and engage audiences traditionally underserved / underrepresented in STEM fields;
    • Using of emerging technology, informal education research findings, evidence-based practices, and assessment techniques to achieve informal education goals;
    • Advocating for accessibility and accountability.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education, or a related field;
    • 5-10 years of experience in program development and the application of free-choice learning in informal education environments;
    • Ability to communicate and effectively work with members of both the science and education/outreach communities;
    • Experience with engaging underserved / underrepresented audiences, including, but not limited to: African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native American, and Persons with disabilities;
    • Experience with program development in several of the following areas:
      • Digital learning, multimedia, and immersive experiences
      • Exhibits and exhibit programming
      • Maker programs
      • Involving scientists in programming
      • Hands-on activities and demonstrations illustrating STEM concepts
      • Youth and family programs
      • After-school / out-of-school-time programs
      • Professional learning experiences for educators
      • Partnership-building with a variety of informal learning organizations

    STScI offers an excellent compensation package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. If you are interested in this position you should submit an on-line application, including resume and cover letter, at www.stsci.edu/institute/opportunities. Resumes received by March 9, 2019 will receive full consideration.

    STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to build a premier scientific community. We reflect that deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap.

    Individuals with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V