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Posted December 11, 2020
Director of Learning
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: $59,946–$90,022

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking an experienced, creative, and innovative Director of Learning to reinvent the way people learn in natural history museums. The role requires someone who is both visionary and tactical, big-thinking and big-doing, and invigorated by challenge. They will create programs that are high-quality, high-impact, cost-efficient, and user-led, and display a dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in all aspects of their work. For full job description and to apply, visit the Drexel Careers website: careers.drexel.edu/en-us/job/495132/director-of-learning.

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Posted November 19, 2020
Space Education Specialist
Space Foundation
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Salary Range: $48,000–$50,000

The Space Education Specialist develops and facilitates curriculum and programs that support space-inspired Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. This position involves curriculum writing and lesson plan development, facilitating all program curriculum, integration of technology, teaching strategies, implementation of 21st Century Essential Skills, and other cross-curricular collaboration efforts as directed by the Senior Manager – Education. This position supports the educational efforts of the Space Foundation’s Center for Innovation & Education’s partners across the country and around the world. This position also supports all educational initiatives that arise out of the continued development and implementation of the Space Foundation’s educational mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. In coordination with the Senior Manager – Education and the team of Space Education Specialists, create and teach curriculum (both in-person and virtually) for the following Space Foundation programs:
        a. Space Foundation Academy
            • Junior Space Entrepreneur Program
            • Explore Mars Experience
            • Discover the Universe Field Trips
            • Space in the Community
            • Future Space Scholars Meet
            • HomeStudy Program
        b. Space Foundation University
            • Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses
            • Teacher Liaison Program
            • Leadership Exchange and mentoring programming;
            • Team Building Programs
    c. Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Public Programming
            • Blast-Off
            • Family Star Party
            • Virtual Birthday Parties
            • Space After Dark
            • Public Outreach
        d. Space Symposium, or other trade shows or conferences;
        e. Virtual programs to serve individuals, including formal and informal educators; and
        f. Other education programs or projects for our education partners across the United States or around the world.
  2. Assume responsibility of coordinating educational partnerships or programs as directed by the Senior Manager – Education, which may include:
        a. Developing curriculum;
        b. Partnering with Space Foundation teams in developing logistics for educational programs;
        c. Maintaining relationships with educational partners through virtual and in-person meetings, which will include domestic and international travel.
        d. Requires the ability to travel domestically and internationally without restrictions. Local, National and Global travel may occur up to 30% of allotted work time.
  3. Assist the team in the development and operation of labs, including:
        a. Virtual Reality Laboratory;
        b. Space Foundation Studio;
        c. Northrop Grumman Science On a Sphere®;
        d. Lockheed Martin Educational Activity Center;
        e. Mars Robotics Laboratory;
        f. Battelle Underwater Drone Laboratory;
        g. AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory;
  4. May perform other duties as required or assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

Minimum Requirements:
    • A four-year degree in education or a related field.
    • Proven experience in STEAM-related curriculum development.
    • Working understanding of technology for the purposes of videoconferencing with teachers and students around the world, as well as video recording for various virtual programs.
    • Strong time management skills. Organized and effective in managing multiple competing priorities.
    • Comfortable and effective in presenting information to top management, media, corporate partners, and public groups.
    • Comfortable engaging individuals in a professional manner and in a business professional setting. Effective at relationship building and good interpersonal skills.
    • Possesses a thorough understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and 21st Century Essential Skills, and able to implement into curriculum development.
    • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and implement, as directed.
    • Self-disciplined, a self-starter, and flexible in adapting to changing schedules and deadlines.

Preferred:
    • Master’s degree in secondary education or a related field.
    • A minimum of two years of middle and/or high school classroom experience.
    • Proven experience in STEAM-related curriculum development with emphasis on upper-level Science, Engineering, Coding, and Robotics concepts.

TO APPLY:

Send resume to ccalli@spacefoundation.org, or apply at spacefoundation.org/who-we-are/career-opportunities.

Posted February 5, 2020
Director of Education
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW)
Shoreham, New York
Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000

This is a full-time, salaried position. In the capacity of Director of Education, the successful candidate would create program content; build and oversee programming calendars and schedules; manage and evaluate school field trips, classes, workshops, performances, educational outreach for both the local and international community; and play a role in the strategic vision. In addition, the position would serve on TSCW’s Exhibition Team, helping to plan the museum’s future exhibits.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and write mission-based STEAM lesson plans, teaching guides, pre- and post-visit materials, and promotional literature about TSCW’s programs.
  • Collaborate with other technical experts including scientists, mathematicians, and historians to ensure the accuracy of delivered content and programs.
  • Facilitate programs and recruit, schedule, manage, and evaluate volunteer and per-diem educators and performers to present additional programming on-site, off-site, and internationally through virtual educational opportunities.
  • Oversee and execute event logistics to ensure events run smoothly. •Serve as the museum’s primary liaison to the education community.
  • Develop and monitor educational programming for local and international audiences, budget and procure programming supplies, staffing, and materials within budget.
  • Negotiate program-related contracts.
  • Identify potential underwriting opportunities for programming.
  • Complete other tasks and duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent in appropriate field
  • Two years of experience working in museums and museum education, community engagement
  • Understanding of the formal and informal learning concepts
  • General STEAM-based knowledge
  • Bi-lingual speaker would be a plus

Ability to:

  • Work as a team player in a collaborative environment
  • Problem-solving through consensus
  • Harness learning creativity
  • Communicate clearly with strong written and oral skills
  • Lead and motivate with enthusiasm

To apply:

Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed via email only to: Douglas Borge, Chief Operating Officer, dborge@teslasciencecenter.org.

The Tesla Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

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