Saint Louis Science Center

  • Educator-Community Science (Regular - Part-Time)

    Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/15/2018 12:27 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1179
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Community Science
  • Overview

    An ideal opportunity for Teachers!

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

    Responsibilities

    • Assist Senior Educators in the development of the training module for incoming students to teach elementary groups during the summer session.
    • Assist Senior Educators in the development of the ‘component’ curriculum including projects and lesson plans for the student to undertake each Saturday beginning in the fall session.
    • Assist Senior Educators in the coordination of the program’s outreach and volunteer staff in addition to the progress of each student employee within the ‘component’. 

    OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE:

    • 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.

    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.

    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.

    EDUCATION:

    Required:

    2+ years of undergraduate study in ‘component’

     

    Preferred:

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

     

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