Saint Louis Science Center

Educator 1 - Makerspace - (Regular - Part-time)

US-MO-St. Louis
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1141
# of Openings
1
Category
SEE

Overview

The part time Educator is responsible for delivery/design of Makerspace programing, facilitating the public, and fabricating various projects for the Science Center. The Part Time Educator will focus on a range of gallery experiences centered in education, exhibit interpretation, as well as being an active “Maker”.  The Educator will work smoothly and effectively with other departments across the organization for the overall good, while striving to meet department expectations and goals.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development, delivery, maintenance, and evaluation of gallery activities and demonstrations in the Makerspace.

 

  • Provide positive customer service and maintain a presence by interacting with visitors in the Makerspace and other galleries as needed.

 

  • Delivery of on and offsite programs including professional development, school and general public programs

 

  • Formulate and implement policies and procedures for maintaining Science Center equipment, including but not limited to: computers, various electronics, chemicals, machine parts, tools, and assorted hardware.

 

  • Monitor and assist with operational tasks including but not limited to: assisting with daily inspection, monitoring exhibits for malfunctions, keeping viewable areas display worthy and assisting with coordination of exhibit repair requests.

 

  • Monitor visitor behavior and assist the Security staff in enforcing basic safety, security, and emergency procedures.

 

  • Provide general orientation to Makerspace Gallery and training to paid and volunteer support staff, including exhibit operation and interpretation, demonstration delivery, interaction strategies, and customer service skills.

 

  • Maintain Makerspaces’ three gallery areas: The Garage, the Gallery, and the Classroom.

 

  • Assist with the Makers-in-Residence as well as Active Creativity Partners as needed.

 

  • Work across the organization with other staff/departments and advisors as necessary for special projects or educational initiatives.

 

  • Collaborate with the STEaM team with updating, developing, and implementing gallery curriculum, programs, exhibits, and activities in adherence to Next Generation Science Standards.

 

  • Attend staff meetings and/or training sessions to achieve gallery objectives, encourage teamwork, strengthen and promote communication, and enhance professional growth.

 

  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience with educational programming and skilled manual production
  • Ability to work well across the organization and within the department
  • Positive, enthusiastic, can stay upbeat in the face of challenges, flexible
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences
  • Willing to work varied hours (including evenings, weekends and/or holidays) 

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Two years working toward a BS or BA degree in a relevant discipline: science, art, engineering, or technology. Education, STEaM field, museum studies, science education or related field; and/or demonstrated experience working with children and teens. Experience in education or museums highly desirable.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current driver’s license and driving record that allows for the use of Science Center vehicles. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to lift boxes and packing tubs related to program delivery – at least 40 pounds.  The employee is required to occasionally work at a child’s level. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Science Center locations, off-site locations, and be able to do some travel if required.

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