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Posted May 23, 2019
Science Communication Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary range: $52,000–$65,000 annually

The U-M Museum of Natural History has opened a new facility with new exhibits and programs in the Biological Sciences Building. The Science Communication Manager will work with undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty to develop and evaluate programs focused on public understanding of U-M research, while teaching science communication skills to researchers at all levels. This is a full-time, one year position, with possible extension if requested funding is approved.

Details at: careers.umich.edu/job_detail/172793/science_communication_manager.

Posted May 22, 2019
Program Development Coordinator
Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary range: $30,000–$33,600

The Program Development Coordinator conceptualizes, develops, and presents dynamic and diverse STEM educational experiences for family and youth audiences. This position will work independently and on a team dedicated to enriching guests’ interests through high-quality, exciting, and fun educational programs. This position plays a key role in evaluating and training for large-scale science demonstrations and a range of educational programming.

Apply at: smrtr.io/38DsF.

Great Lakes Science Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted April 25, 2019
Science Interpretation Program Supervisor
Pacific Science Center
Seattle, Washington
Salary Range: $38,000–$43,500

The Science Interpretation Program Supervisor facilitates exceptional and engaging interactions between floor staff and Pacific Science Center guests that inspire curiosity, discovery, and critical thinking. This role works diligently to support employees and volunteers in the Science Interpretation and Discovery Corps Program to deliver excellent interpretation. Additionally, this role coordinates daily and seasonal operations, oversees and conducts training for staff and volunteers, provides educational program support, researches and creates content and materials in a variety of subject areas, and provides unparalleled customer service to our staff and guests.

Apply today: chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=PACSCI&cws=39&rid=988

Posted April 18, 2019
Early Learners Coordinator
Thinkery
Austin, Texas
Salary: $36,000

The Early Learners Coordinator promotes the museum’s mission and core values by supporting, implementing, and role-modeling fun, innovative learning experiences for early learners audiences (0–5 years). This position supports and maintains a professional, collaborative, and friendly culture by serving as a liaison to the community through several bilingual Spanish-English programs and initiatives. The Early Learners Coordinator assists in delivering fun, educational experiences for early learners, their families, and professionals in the field through best practices. This position is a one-year, grant-funded position that begins May 2019 and runs through April 2020, with the possibility of extensions based on continued grant funding. Please check our careers page for more information and to apply: thinkeryaustin.org/careers.

Posted April 17, 2019
Science Educator & External Programs Coordinator
Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia
Salary Range: $34,500–$36,000 annualized

The Coca-Coca Space Science Center (CCSSC) at Columbus State University (CSU) has an opening for a Science Educator and External Programs Coordinator. This position will provide both internal and external education programming for the center’s student participants, groups, and the general public and will also primarily work with all external programming of the CCSSC including seeking new opportunities, coordinating with potential customers/clients, and ensuring proper planning and execution of these efforts.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field (science discipline preferred) and work experience in science or technology education. The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated knowledge of basic astronomy, robotics, 3D printing, 3D design, or other physical sciences and a demonstrated ability to lead educational activities in astronomy and physical science. This position requires the ability to work a schedule that includes nights and weekends.

For a full description and information on how to apply, please visit: hr.columbusstate.edu/employment-opportunities.php

Posted April 10, 2019
Program Coordinator, Informal Science Education
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Salary range: $32,663–$45,579, DOE

The Center for Innovation in STEM Learning within the School for the Future of Innovation in Society seeks a Program Coordinator, Informal Science Education who will help to develop, implement, and evaluate informal STEM educational programs for a range of audiences. The Program Coordinator will work closely with a team of staff and faculty in a variety of capacities that include public engagement within the university community, as well as with organizations such as museums, science centers, and libraries. Please follow this link for more information and how to apply: sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3775205_5494.

Posted April 10, 2019
Science Educator
CuriOdyssey
San Mateo, California
Salary: $21.00 per hour

CuriOdyssey is a serious science playground inspiring the next generation of critical thinkers. We have a fantastic opportunity to join the CuriOdyssey Education team as a Science Educator. This is a full-time position with an hourly pay rate of $21.

The Science Educator collaborates with youth through programs in a way that is engaging, fun, and safe; directs a summer camp where campers drive their own learning; and develops content creating meaningful learning experiences for youth and visitors.

The Science Educator reflects CuriOdyssey’s institutional personality and values and is creative, curious, and responsible. An effective educator understands and respects young learners, recognizes that learning is a process, and leads children through activities in a way that allows the camper to drive his/her own learning.

For more information, visit our website at www.curiodyssey.org/about/employment.

Posted April 5, 2019
Museum Education Specialist II- #026458a
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: $70,000

The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, seeks a Museum Education Specialist for our Office of Public Outreach. Are you passionate about exciting, engaging, and making sometimes complicated content 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 astronomy-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 approaches to use NASA science content to encourage free-choice learning in a variety of environments and contexts;
  • Ensuring programming and materials are equitable and support audience needs and NASA education goals;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with museums and other informal learning sites across the nation;
  • Working with external evaluators to support program evaluation, including formative and summative efforts;
  • Developing accessible materials for diverse audiences at museums, science centers, planetariums, libraries, out-of-school-time programs, youth-serving organizations, and community-based organizations;
  • Coordinating with scientists, educators, and others located at partner institutions to create, review, and maintain learning resources and products.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, education, American studies, urban studies, ethnic studies (can be specific to a cultural group), or a related field plus six years of program experience OR an advanced degree plus four years of program experience;
  • Experience developing desired learning outcomes and programming designed for audiences in a non-classroom environment
  • Experience developing or adapting materials and learning experiences for diverse and far-reaching audiences;
  • Actively demonstrates importance of professional growth in their work and the work of others, in particular with regard to audiences traditionally underrepresented within STEM;
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams and projects involving individuals from different organizations, disciplines, and backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of learning theory and application of that theory within museums, science centers, historical houses, zoos, botanical gardens, or equivalent informal learning environments;
  • Experience developing partnerships with audiences and organizations that serve those audiences that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields;
  • Ability to coordinate projects and work with a variety of external organizations;
  • Experience using emerging technology, informal education research findings, evidence-based practices, and/or assessment techniques to achieve desired learning outcomes;
  • Experience advocating for accessibility and accountability.

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 online application, including resume and cover letter, at www.stsci.edu/institute/opportunities. Resumes received by April 27, 2019, will receive full consideration.

Direct link: recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=0702e8cc-cff4-4915-a78e-9760b2e59e8a#top.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Posted April 5, 2019
Early Childhood Coordinator – Full Time
Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Salary Range: $40,000–$42,000

Coordinate design and implementation of onsite and offsite early childhood education programs for ages birth–8 years that integrate our education philosophy.

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with two years’ teaching experience. Good communication skills. Speaks before large audiences. Attention to safety and effectively able to control crowds. Works under pressure in constantly changing conditions. Stands for long periods of time. Must be available to work holidays, weekends, and evenings; lifts 50 pounds.

Apply at: mods.org/employment

DFWP / EEO / No Phone Calls Please.

Posted March 20, 2019
Specialty Day Camp Director
CuriOdyssey
San Mateo, California
Salary Range: $19.00 – $21.00 per hour

Seasonal: May – August 23, 2019

CuriOdyssey is a serious science playground inspiring the next generation of critical thinkers. We have a fantastic opportunity to work as a Day Camp Director for a series of camps designed for 5th – 8th youth helping them acquire the tools to deeply understand the changing world.

The Day Camp Director develops and facilitates camp activities, in a way that is engaging, fun, and safe and leads a staff and youth volunteer team who together provide tools for personal discoveries, model inquiry, and create meaningful learning experiences.

The Director reflects CuriOdyssey’s institutional personality and values and is creative, curious, and responsible. An effective Day Camp Director understands and respects youth, recognizes that learning is a process, and leads campers through activities in a way that allows the camper to drive his/her own learning.

For more information, visit our employment page on our website.

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.