Science Educator

Reports To: Education Programs Manager

Job Summary

Discovery World is looking for a responsible, enthusiastic, independent-working individual who believes in the importance of STEM Education to join our Education Team. This person will create and deliver STEM-based workshops and experiences to visiting schools and the public, primarily aged 1st-8th grades.

Schedule:

Hours are typically Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm with some evenings and weekends as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Deliver hands-on programming on a variety of STEM-related topics to field trip participants, public visitors, and Summer Camp participants, typically in groups of 15-30.
  • Develop and/or revise STEM curriculum and programs, including, but not limited to, topics of biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and food science.
  • Develop and deliver activities for weekend workshops, special events, and other public programming requests.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and day-to-day upkeep of lab spaces.
  • Facilitate proper and safe usage of lab equipment, computers, and materials.
  • Train other team members to teach classes and workshops as needed.
  • Assist in process of creating and implementing program evaluations.

Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to work with children ranging in age from 5-18 years of age.
  • Required to work with the general public.
  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operations, etc.): most of the workday
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects more than 30 pounds: rarely
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.): sometimes
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements: sometimes
  • Normal setting for this job is: classroom setting

Qualifications – 

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

Education and Experience

  • BS/BA in Education, Science, or other related field
  • 1 or more years of formal or informal education presentation experience
  • Curriculum development experience is preferred
  • Other Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities Required
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced environment and working with youth
  • Enthusiastic with excellent presentational skills
  • Ability to adjust content to age-appropriate levels as required
  • Ability to present information to diverse audiences with a range of abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfortable utilizing classroom management strategies and instructional styles
  • Comfortable with a wide variety of science content and eager to learn
  • Comfort leading dissections is preferred

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