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Posted October 4, 2022
Education Programs Specialist
National Children’s Museum
Washington, District of Columbia
Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000 commensurate with skills and experience

The National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC is seeking a full-time Education Programs Specialist to join our growing team. The Education Programs Specialist ensures that education programs are engaging, playful, and filled with high-quality learning. This individual will develop and deliver STEM-based education programs for guests of all ages ensuring programs are engaging, playful and consistent with the museum’s mission and educational approach.

For a full description of the position, qualifications, and application instructions please visit https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/careers

Posted October 3, 2022
Earth Sciences Instructor
Talcott Mountain Science Center
Avon, Connecticut
Salary Range: $37,000 – $43,000

Talcott Mountain Science Center is seeking an energetic, creative and motivated Earth Sciences Instructor for full-time, year-round employment in a dynamic, team-based environment.

Key responsibilities include:
• Teaching K-8 science for on-site and outreach programs, including activities, lessons, and assessment
• Teaching in and maintaining classroom, lab, and field settings, including all relevant equipment
• Teaching school vacation, summer and Saturday programs
• Maintaining, revising, and creating hands-on kits and activities in K-8 earth science, meteorology and alternative energy
• Facilitating professional development for K-8 teachers
• Other duties as needed

A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required, along with solid classroom, group instruction, or outreach experience. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. We seek an individual who embraces hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Candidates should review our website and read the non-discrimination policy. Please email a resume and three references to Jeff Martin, Executive Director (jmartin@tmsc.org).

Posted September 29, 2022
Education Specialist I- #0006160
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000

Are you passionate about communicating astronomy and enabling science learning? The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) seeks an educator for our Office of Public Outreach (OPO). This position will support the public engagement activities for the Hubble, James Webb, and Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, as well as NASA’s Universe of Learning science education program. As an educator, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team, including scientists, educators, writers, designers, and developers. You will contribute your expertise and creativity to products, programs, and experiences for a wide range of learning environments outside of the classroom, audiences, and partners. Do you possess creativity and leadership skills in the field of informal STEM learning and education?

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work in areas such as: digital- and multimedia-based instruction; STEM programs, events, activities and experiences; alignment with education standards; professional development; partnership building; assessment and evaluation.
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories. Our world-class astronomical research center is based on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland (Click here to learn more about our missions). This position could support working from home. Successful candidate would need to be in or relocate to our local market to be able to report on-site when needed.

• Developing and implementing free-choice learning approaches across various platforms, with an emphasis on emerging trends and technologies.
• Researching and maintaining knowledge of the latest educational trends and education theory
• Ensuring materials and programming support NASA education goals and audience needs.
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with education community partnerships across the nation.
• Contributing to and leading authorship and delivery of reports and publications.
• Working with external evaluators to support program evaluation, including needs assessments, and formative and summative efforts.
• Developing of materials for audiences at informal learning venues, such as libraries, out-of-school-time programs, museums, youth-serving organizations, and community-based organizations.

Your Role & Responsibilities include:
• Developing and implementing free-choice learning approaches across various platforms, with an emphasis on emerging trends and technologies.
• Researching and maintaining knowledge of the latest educational trends and education theory
• Ensuring materials and programming support NASA education goals and audience needs.
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with education community partnerships across the nation.
• Contributing to and leading authorship and delivery of reports and publications.
• Working with external evaluators to support program evaluation, including needs assessments, and formative and summative efforts.
• Developing of materials for audiences at informal learning venues, such as libraries, out-of-school-time programs, museums, youth-serving organizations, and community-based organizations.

Your Experience, Skills & Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Education, Library Studies, Museum Studies, or a related field; or equivalent experience
• Passion for science education and outreach
• Ability to work independently, as well as to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and leadership.
• Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan, manage, and execute multiple tasks within schedule and scope
• Strong communication skills
• Experience in one or more of the following areas:
o Digital learning and immersive experiences
o Development of activities and programming that involve data and data manipulation
o Creation of hands-on activities and write up of activity guides
o Development and implementation of evaluation methods and tools
o Effective strategies for engaging underserved and underrepresented audiences
o Website accessibility and the American Disability Act (Section 508 compliance)
o Developing relationships with community partners to co-create products and experiences

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package (Click here to explore our benefits). STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all (Click here to learn more about our culture).

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a cover letter and resume (no more than 2 pages), and completing an online application. Applications received by 10/14/22 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.
Direct link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=838532db-d633-42a5-aca2-04c23f4555b7

Explore all career opportunities through our website at www.stsci.edu/opportunities. COVID Working Protocols: https://outerspace.stsci.edu/display/CWP. STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities (Click here to learn more about how we foster Diversity & Inclusion). Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Link to apply: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=838532db-d633-42a5-aca2-04c23f4555b7

Posted September 9, 2022
Associate Director of Education
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Santa Barbara, California
Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000

The Associate Director of Education plays a critical role in advancing MOXI’s mission. This position is responsible for broadly overseeing the development and implementation of MOXI’s informal STEAM learning programs. The Associate Director of Programs also provides leadership and supervision to the staff responsible for educational programs and oversees training of program facilitators. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and innovative informal STEAM educator and maker as well as a proven leader and manager.

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