The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology seeks a Museum Educator: STEM Engagement.
The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology is seeking an innovative and energetic STEM Educator! We are looking for a creative, dynamic, and well-organized individual skilled in program planning and facilitation to bring fresh perspective on how to excite and engage learners of all ages, sparking lifelong curiosity and learning.
Mission & Vision: The Works aims to inspire creativity and wonder through extraordinary experiences. We envision a community that shares knowledge and builds opportunities by connecting education, industry, and the world around us.
Position Title: Museum Educator: STEM Engagement
Objective: Develop and deliver engaging, educational, and age-appropriate museum and STEM programs that support the mission of The Works.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Program Planning: Work collaboratively with the education team to advance the museum’s STEM informed programming through a variety of education initiatives. Help identify potential community partners to enhance museum impact. Assist in conceptualizing new or expanded educational programs for grant applications.
- Museum & Education Programming: Create new and innovative hands-on science programs and activities for community events, summer camps, family events, after-school programming, and other new programming initiatives. Develop and deliver standards- aligned, hands-on science programs for elementary and middle-school school groups. Provide a high level of educational and guest experience with all museum programs.
- STEM Programs and Events: Maintain and develop a suite of high-quality STEM programs that connect and support K-12 education and career development. Collaborate on efforts aligned with The Works STEM Ecosystem.
- Collaboration: Work in the spirit of The Works team environment to support other staff and provide support for museum-wide initiatives and events. Works collaboratively with other Works staff to plan and implement activities for special events (exhibition openings, seasonal events, member’s only nights, etc.) and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- Passionate about The Works mission and about working with families and school-aged youth. Truly enjoys working in a public museum environment where one will interface with many people.
- Education (4-year college degree) and/or work experience in a relevant field.
- Experience developing and delivering engaging content-based programs to a wide range of audiences. Museum or other informal teaching experience strongly preferred.
- Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills. Self-directed, proactive, and comfortable working independently, yet able to take direction from others; able to take feedback and make adjustments as necessary.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Able to work, prioritize and focus on multiple projects amid frequent interruptions.
- Strong computer aptitude (specifically Microsoft Office, including OneNote and Teams).
- Strong content knowledge in science, education, or another relevant field. Practical experience with connecting and applying Next Generation Science Standards and Ohio Learning Standards.
- Experience working with afterschool programs and out of school time STEM education resources.
- Prior work on grant-funded projects, especially reporting and evaluation aspects.
- Commitment to education, customer service, and creative problem-solving.
- Team members are expected to conduct themselves on behalf of the organization according to our organizational values: Act with Integrity, Be Inclusive, Find Innovative Solutions, and Work Together.
- The Works is a fast-paced museum environment that requires working with the public throughout the museum and in behind-the-scenes in an office setting. Must work well in both an individual and collaborative team setting.
- Travel to offsite locations as required. Reliable personal transportation, valid driver's license, and excellent driving record.
- Carrying and lifting of educational materials, tables, and chairs is required.
- This is a Full Time Non-Exempt position with a Tuesday - Saturday work schedule, occasional evening or weekend hours required to support
Salary range: 38,000-44,000
Job classification: full-time; salary
To apply: To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to: Janice LoRaso, Executive Director, [email protected]
The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology
55 South 1st Street, Newark, Ohio 43055
No phone inquiries please. Deadline to apply is October 11, 2023. For more information, visit https://attheworks.org/careers-internships/.
Posted: August 11, 2023
Deadline: October 11, 2023