Do you learn through play? Then you belong in the Discovery Room!
At the Saint Louis Science Center, our mission is to ‘ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning’. We seek to make science fun through informal, interactive learning experiences. We are a team of educators, entertainers and science enthusiasts! Our expert staff, passionate volunteers, educational and corporate partners all work together to make the Saint Louis Science Center one of the top 10 in the country.
The Discovery Room is designed for young children, ages one to eight, and their families, to experience science play together. In this space, children immerse themselves in science play, deepen their understanding of how the world works, and test new ideas. Adults join in these experiences by playing alongside their children while strengthening their own knowledge of science. Staff support this experience through conversations and joining in the play.
The Manager of Early Childhood Education is the heart of the early childhood experience at the Science Center. Share in the wonder and joy of science play while engaging with visitors of all ages in the Discovery Room and through early childhood programs. This position is also responsible for the development of new and exciting programs that activate both the Discovery Room as well as the Science Center’s overall Early Childhood portfolio, and developing partnership engagement strategies at the regional and national level.
Program Design and Project Management
Early Childhood Operations
Inter-Departmental Connections and Communication
National and Regional STEM Education Community Engagement
Train, supervise and evaluate paid staff, volunteers, interns and work study students. Including: includes; developing and orienting staff to the Discovery Room gallery.
Act as an active, engaged Science Center employee with creative problem solving skills who demonstrates a willingness to take initiative to achieve program learning objectives.
Science play can occur any day or time, within or beyond museum hours (9:00 am-5:30 pm). The ability to work weekends and holidays is required to accommodate the needs of our visitors.
Science play in this setting requires good stamina and range of motion. Be prepared to be on your feet most of the day. You will bend, kneel and lift as you work and play. We also ask that you can lift up to 40 pounds.
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