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STEM Educator

POSITION: STEM Educator

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time

DEPARTMENTAL LOCATION: Education

SUMMARY 
The STEM Educator leads educational programs and activities for the museum’s various audiences, with a special emphasis on School in the Park classes, preschool programs, and school workshops.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Co-teaches School in the Park classes for students grade 4-8 in structured, inquiry-driven learning environment 
  • Creates, updates, and teaches STEM curriculum for school programs in collaboration with department team members 
  • Facilitates weekend Little Engineers preschool programs 
  • Develops, oversees, and/or assists with STEM competitions (such as Fly Your Ride) and other community educational activities. 
  • Promotes safe, engaging learning environment for all audiences, and maintains creativity, high-energy, and flexibility under pressure 
  • Meets with School in the Park staff at the museum or other Balboa Park locations, including curriculum development discussion with their staff and school teachers. 
  • Available for other museum programs including, but not limited to, birthday parties, scout badge workshops, outreach programs, evening special events, and weekend family events. 
  • Participates in other activities in support of the Museum at the direction of the Education Director

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Solid background, preferably with related degree, in subject areas related to museum curriculum
  • Teaching experience, preferably in informal education and/or with preschool age children
  • STEM teaching experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work in an informal learning environment while providing a structured formal learning experience
  • Basic knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, STEM fields, including interest in, or willingness to learn, the field represented by the museum collection
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of current office and classroom software, including Google Docs and Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work may be performed in an office environment, museum environment, or field environment. Slight physical activity, requiring handling of light-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than five (5) hours per day. No or very limited exposure to physical risk. Some evenings and weekends are required. The museum is a non-smoking, drug-free workplace. A drug screening and criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

To Apply: submit cover letter, resume and salary history to careers1@sdasm.org.

SUPERVISION: Received Director of Education

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