Saint Louis Science Center

  • Senior Educator - Community Science - Media Lab

    Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/25/2018 5:17 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1187
    # 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 teens in the Youth Exploring Science (YES) program with inquiry based learning experiences with an emphasis in specified stem topics.  The Educator will also participate in the development of new programs and ‘component’ content, as well as other forms of educational delivery

    Responsibilities

    The work of a Senior Educator centers on creating a productive environment for YES teen editors, ensuring a fluid filming and editing process. YES teens will learn required skills in editing techniques and digital editing software, camera operation and video-editing software through training and modules that mimic colleges and universities.

    • Develop the training module for YES Teens to camera operation and video-editing software.
    • Develop the Media Lab curriculum including projects and lesson plans for the YES Teens to undertake each Saturday during the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Oversee and coordinate the process for maintaining the YES website and other social media pertaining to YES visibility
    • OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE:
    • Deliver formal and/or educational experiences on and off site
    • Prepare and teach workshops
    • Present formal and/informal learning activities
    • Participate in project development teams to conceptualize and develop new program initiatives
    • Seek out and participate in professional development sessions
    • Maintain a well-informed, working knowledge of the YES program
    • Present college and career readiness experiences, including study skills, career exploration, and college/financial aid applications
    • Attend staff meetings and training sessions to encourage teamwork, strengthen 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
    • Diplomatic, flexible, creative, professional, enthusiastic, and self-motivated
    • Effective communication skills and able to work as a team
    • Interact well with audiences diverse in age, culture, and background
    • Employ Saint Louis Science Center mission statement and philosophies
    • Ability to work varied hours including weekends, evenings, and/or holidays

    DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

    • 2+ years teaching experience
    • Curriculum development experience appreciated

    EDUCATION:

    • 2+ years of undergraduate study in Media Communications, Computer Science, or Education
    • Certificate in Media and/or Communications preferred.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    While performing the responsibilities of a Senior Educator, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands. Senior Educators occasionally walk a quarter mile or more indoors and work for short periods outdoors. Must be able to stand, lift up to 30 pounds, reach with arms and hands, climb, 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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