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Museum of Science Education Associate 1, Bilingual English/Spanish in Boston, Massachusetts

Education Associate 1, Bilingual English/Spanish

  • 10-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (EST)

  • Museum Programs

  • Boston, MA, USA

  • 20-22

  • Hourly

  • Grant-Funded, Full Time

Education Associate 1, Bilingual English/Spanish

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 Associate 1 - Bilingual English/Spanish will research and present programs educational programming daily/weekly in both English and Spanish that exemplifies educational excellence and guest service to engage and excite our audiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content. The programs will be based on topics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics. In addition to working with the education team, they will participate in the project development of MOS en EspaƱol, expanding the Museum's Spanish language programming onsite, online, and in the community. 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 in both English and Spanish.

  • Learn and help develop new programing for both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking audiences, as needed, across all education channels (2-3 programs per year).

  • Collaborate with other departments to support the development of partnerships with the Hispanic and LatinX community in the greater Boston area.

  • 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

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

  • Travel offsite to visit schools or communities as needed.

  • Regularly work a weekend day.

  • 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.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Full-time, 40 hours / week, Sun-Thurs OR Tues-Sat

REPORTS TO:

Director, Museum Programs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree.

  • 1 or more years of STEM fields or education background

  • 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)

  • Demonstrated ability to read and Speak Spanish

  • 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 animals

  • 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). $20 - $22 / hr

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!

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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