Saint Louis Science Center

Educator (Part-time) - Community Science (Interpretive Training Emphasis)

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/30/2018 11:40 AM)
Job ID
2018-1160
# of Openings
1
Category
Community Science

Overview

The mission of the Saint Louis Science Center is “to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning" throughout the community.  The Educator will accomplish this mission by providing support for youth Exploring Science (YES) program with inquiry based learning experiences with an emphasis in "Interpretive Training.”   The Educator will also participate in the development of new programs and Interpretive Training, as well as other forms of educational delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, evaluate interpretive plan for YES teens and staff
  • Create an interpretive training program for YES teens and staff
  • Assist Managers/ Senior Educators in the development of the training module for incoming YES teens to teach elementary groups during summer sessions.
  • Assist Managers/ Senior Educators in the development of the ‘component’ curriculum including projects and lesson plans for YES teens to undertake each Saturday during Spring/Fall sessions.
  • Assist Managers/Senior Educators in the coordination of the program’s outreach and volunteer staff in addition to the progress of each YES teens employee within the Interpretive Training component’.
  • Deliver formal and/or educational experiences on and off site.
  • Prepare and assist in teaching workshops.
  • Presents formal and/informal learning activities that comply GLE and Common Core standards
  • Participate in the program development process as a member of project teams, and conceptualizing new programmatic initiatives.
  • Provided input for and participate in ongoing professional development sessions
  • Maintain a well-informed, working knowledge of the YES program.
  • Present college and career readiness experiences, including study skills development, career exploration and college and financial aid applications.
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions to encourage teamwork, strengthen and promote communication and enhance professional growth.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Must have diplomacy.
  • Must have strong communication skills, patience, and energy.
  • Ability to interact well with people of diverse ages, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, flexible, creative, professional, enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Sustain knowledge about and pride in Saint Louis Science Center and its philosophies and Mission Statement.
  • Ability to work varied hours, including weekends, evenings and/or holidays.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Two or more years of experience in teaching in an informal setting
  • Curriculum development experiences a plus.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

2+ years of undergraduate study in ‘Interpretive Training’

 

Preferred:

Expertise in ‘Interpretive Training’; two-three years of relevant experience may be substituted for education.

 

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