Saint Louis Science Center

Senior Educator, Community Science - Engineering (Regular Full-Time)

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 3:59 PM)
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Community Science


An ideal opportunity for Teachers!

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




Who reports to this position: YES teens, Educators and Associate Educators as necessary. 

Who regularly works with this position:  Senior Educators, Associate Directors, Directors, Senior Directors


  • Establish and maintain a rigorous and cooperative learning environment where students learn by project-based and self-selected learning.
  • Develop the training module for incoming students to teach elementary groups during the summer session.
  • Develop the engineering curriculum including projects and lesson plans for the student to undertake each Saturday beginning in the fall session.
  • Oversee and coordinate the program’s outreach and volunteer staff in addition to the progress of each student employee within the engineering component.
  • Deliver formal and/or educational experiences on and off site.
  • Prepare and teach workshops.
  • Presents formal and/informal learning activities that comply GLE and Common Core standards for education.
  • 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.


The duties and responsibilities listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • 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.


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


Required: 2+ years of undergraduate study in engineering.



Expertise in engineering; two-three years relevant experience may be substituted for education.



While performing the responsibilities of the Educator’s job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk up to a quarter mile indoors and work for short periods outdoors; stand; lift up to 30 pounds; reach with arms and hands; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.



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