Bell Museum: Part-Time Museum Educators (2)

  • Monday, August 27, 2018 5:52 PM
    Message # 6641678

    Position Overview:
    The purpose of the Museum Educator position is to implement educational programming to diverse audiences, primarily K-12 students visiting the Bell Museum for field trips, and assist in logistical aspects of programming including materials management and on-site preparation. This is a temporary position, through May 31, 2019, 24 hours a week, with possibility for renewal. Two positions open.


    Major Areas of Accountability (with percentages):


    School Programs Delivery (90%)
    • Teach 5-10 hands-on science lab experiences per week to PreK-12 students. Lab content spans astronomy, life science, nature of science and engineering, arts, physical sciences and engineering practice.
    • Lead PreK-12 groups on an interpretive, guided tour of Minnesota Journeys (permanent exhibit gallery)
    • Assist in schedule coordination, visit preparation, and other logistics for School Programs with reservations and Education staff.
    • Implement hands-on activities during pop-up events on the gallery floor


    Curriculum Development (5%)
    • Under supervision of School Programs Coordinator, contribute to the development and revision of educational programs


    Support of Public Engagement and Science Learning (PESL) Programs (5%)
    • Step in to support PESL programs on the museum floor and in classrooms as needed, including the delivery of adult tours and participation in special event programming
    • Work with museum staff to compile program evaluation data for reports and for grant proposal submission


    Required Qualifications:

    • BA/BS with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and experience to equal 6 years.
    • Formal education or experience in science and STEM curriculum delivery and program implementation, with demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching
    • Knowledge of best practices in informal science education and inquiry-based learning
    • Creative, enthusiastic and thrives working in a team setting
    • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment where flexibility, dependability, quickness to trouble-shoot, and good humor are paramount
    • Must be able to work when Bell Museum is open and University students are on break (November 19-21, December 13- January 22, March 18-22, May 6-30)

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience working with culturally and age-diverse populations


    To apply, visit the University of Minnesota Employment Center at: https://z.umn.edu/BellMusEduc

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