Research, develop and implement science education programs for the student audience, including Learning Labs, Live…from the Heart, Mission to Mars, SIMLAB, exhibit guides and other on and off-site programs for school groups, in accordance with the Center for Advancement of Science Education (CASE) priorities and guidelines.
Communicate with internal staff and external partners regarding program logistics. Act as liaison to create and maintain productive partnerships with formal education community and other internal and external partners.
Review existing content material, strategies, and research/evaluation to make recommendations and implement approved modifications.
Maintain working knowledge of local, state and national education standards. Collaborate across the Teaching and Learning Department to ensure all programs align with overall CASE objectives and address relevant standards.
Continually monitor programs for quality assurance via evaluation; make recommendations and implement modifications based on evaluation findings.
Apply best practices in science education for school aged children.
Supervise and coordinate volunteers and interns.
Order and maintain materials and supplies; track and report program attendance and maintain program documentation.
Collaborate with Marketing Department to raise awareness of CASE programs and initiatives and recruit program participants.
Participate in assigned working groups and on cross-department/division Museum teams.
Maintain departmental responsibilities (meetings, email, phone, etc.).
Assist with other CASE programs and collaborations as assigned.
Mandatory Job Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in science, education or related discipline required.
• Candidates must have 3-5 years prior science teaching experience in a formal or informal setting.
• Science program development experience required.
• Experience with middle grades students and teachers preferred.
• Familiarity with programming in a variety of educational settings including schools, science centers and/or other museums.
• Must be creative and dynamic; exhibit enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and openness to new ideas
• Detail oriented; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking required.
• Must demonstrate comfort in a team environment, with strong collaboration skills.
• An ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills.
• Bilingual ability a plus.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher) required.