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Museum of Science Education Fellow- (September 2024 - September 2025) -Tuesday- Saturday in 1 Science Park, Massachusetts

Education Fellow (September 2024 - September 2025)

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Education Fellow will deliver educational programming daily/weekly that exemplifies educational excellence and guest service to engage and excite our audience in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content. The fellow will teach across the Museum's channels, including on stages, in galleries, and online through social media and prerecorded video. Through this year-long educational fellowship, they will learn about and experience science and education and their implementation in a museum to hone informal education skills while exploring career directions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Learn, develop, and deliver educational programming daily/weekly that exemplifies educational excellence and guest service to engage and excite our audiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Become versatile in the department to develop and present at least 4-6 programs for school and public audiences in multiple programs and venues onsite and the community. Continually learn new programs and activities to be a contributing educator for the diverse needs of the department 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.

  • Participate in the creation of new and engaging programming for all education channels. Assist in the development of educational goals and support materials. The programs and activities must contain accurate, relevant, up-to-date information and be innovative in pedagogy. The programs must be safe, accessible, exciting, understanding, and fun and make personal connections that engage the most diverse audience possible.

  • Support the maintenance/management of educational materials and education spaces (stages, studios, classrooms, etc.) and the various equipment used. Responsibly and safely use Museum resources - including scientific demonstration equipment, chemicals, live animals (if appropriate), biological materials, Museum vehicles, and others - to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, visitors, and materials.

  • The goal of the fellowship is to learn how to teach STEM concepts and practices in different museum environments (including onsite, online, and in the community). Perform assigned duties, personal projects, and studies to gain a greater understanding and insight into learning in informal settings.

  • Participate in institutional-wide learning, initiatives, and professional development activities that create positive staff and visitor experiences. Active stay informed on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion practices to continually ingrain these into the Museum's offerings and ensure a welcoming experience for everyone.

  • Perform other work-related duties as required by the Manager.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is Temporary (Onsite), full-time, 40 hours a week. Tuesday-Saturday starting September 2024 through September 2025.

REPORTS TO:

Manager, Museum Programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Post-high school coursework, technical degree, associate's degree, business or vocational certificate.

  • Experience: One (1) year or more in a STEM field or education background.

  • 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.

  • Content knowledge in a STEM field is preferred.

  • Valid driver's license and willingness to drive in urban, rural, and highway settings preferred.

STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly). $20.66-$23.66 / hour

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, a Museum membership, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

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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