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Museum of Science Education Associate I in 1 Science Park, Massachusetts

Education Associate I

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

Do you have a passion for learning and teaching? Do others describe you as creative, excited, and thirsty for knowledge? Want to work with high-voltage equipment, dinosaur fossils, and live animals all in a day's work? Join us at the Museum of Science to teach kids and adults about STEM topics while you experience a crash course in museum education. Immerse yourself in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment where you'll interact with 1.4 million people a year in the most visited cultural institution in New England.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Education Associate 1 will research, develop and present programs to museum and community audiences ranging from young learners to informed adults. The programs will be based on topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics. The educator will stay current in scientific content and continually learn and help develop new programs across all education channels including in-gallery interpretations, stage presentations, digital content presented online via live broadcast and prerecorded videos, and outreach including in-community and in-school programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach a variety of STEM programming 2-3 days per week across all education channels.

  • Learn and help develop new programing, as needed, across all education channels (2-3 programs per year).

  • Collaborate with others in the department to help maintain 1 - 2 educational areas or key resources such as teaching spaces and stages.

  • Learn to teach responsibly and safely using Museum resources - including scientific demonstration equipment like the Theater of Electricity, chemicals, live animals, biological materials, Museum vehicles, and others

  • Serve on 1-3 cross-divisional project teams per year to support education initiatives (including supporting special events, informal education research projects, etc)

  • Travel offsite to visit schools or communities as needed.

  • Occasionally work a flexible schedule including some holidays, some Friday evenings and other times in order to accommodate serving guests during school vacations, extended summer hours, and other special projects and requests.

Presentation:

We are requesting that you submit a short-form video as part of the application process. This video should be in the style of TikTok or Instagram reel and no longer than 1 minute. The video should explore a science topic from one of three subject areas (physical science, natural science, or technology and engineering) and illustrate your teaching style and personality. You do not need to be on camera (though it is encouraged), as are props, models, animations, and humor! Please note that you have one week (7 days) from applying for the Education Associate II position. You can send us a file or a link to a video hosted in Dropbox or elsewhere online. Please note: this video is used for the sole purpose of your candidacy and will be destroyed once a decision is made. This video will not be shared publicly or available for future use by the Museum. Please email all videos to careers@mos.org.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is full-time, 40 hours/week. Sunday-Thursday.

REPORTS TO:

Farinon Director, Museum Programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree

  • 1 or more years of STEM fields or education background experience.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in science and technology education for public audiences (such as a classroom or informal educational setting such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum)

  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service in a high volume environment as well as comfort working in large groups

  • Comfort with handling and being around live animal

  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal/oratory and written)

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously, paying close attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team

STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly). $21.25-$24.00 hourly.

BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, commuter spending account, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

VACCINATION POLICY:

Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. The Museum will consider an exemption from the vaccine requirement if they are unable to get vaccinated due to a qualifying medical disability or a sincerely held religious objection. The Museum is not required to provide an accommodation or exemption from the vaccine requirement if doing so would pose a direct threat to others in the workplace or would create an undue hardship for the Museum.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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