Coordinator, Student Experiences
Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago, IL

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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.

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