Reports To: Director of Education
Salary: $26.00 – $31.80/hr commensurate with experience and internal equity
Position Summary: Develops, coordinates, teaches and evaluates Museum camp programs; assists with other community programming.
- Plans and maintains annual schedule of camp offerings.
- Researches and develops age/skill-appropriate curriculum modules.
- Interfaces with parents during registration, check-in, and check-out periods.
- Provides a safe, nurturing, rich and stimulating learning environment.
- Maintains appropriate control of class during sessions.
- Purchases/gathers needed education materials and supplies.
- Assists with recruiting and hiring process; trains, schedules, and evaluates instructors, assistants/Quasars and volunteers.
- Responsible for maintenance and orderliness of classroom and equipment.
- Processes and maintains camp registrations, confirmations, and rosters.
- Tracks and deposits income and expenses for children’s programs.
- Teaches Nature Adventure children’s programs and Museum events.
- Tracks and analyses program evaluations as a planning tool.
- Assists in the promotion of children’s programs in the Museum Calendar, in other media, and in the community, as needed.
- Develops and tracks annual payroll budget
- Provide data for annual reports, budgets, and grant proposals
- Participate in Museum public programs, outreach programs, and special events as required
- Support the Museum’s institutional Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) plan and work to implement the priorities relevant to Nature Education.
- Engage in positive, supportive interactions with children, parents, guardians, and Museum guests encountered during the course of the workday
- Other related duties, as needed
- Bachelor’s degree in education or science
- Experience in organizing, leading, and teaching classroom based informal educational programs or related work
- Experience in researching and developing curriculum for informal educational programs or related work
- Excellent communication and child-management skills
- Self-motivated, creative, and outgoing
- Strong organizational and leadership skills
- Background in natural history/science
- Standard office environment with occasional work throughout the Museum’s facilities and outdoors
- Significant telephone and computer work (repetitive movement – typing)
- Standard educational classroom environment
- Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending and climbing stairs with occasional lifting of light loads (10 lbs)
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