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Early Childhood Learning Programs Developer


Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) is Rhode Island’s only museum especially for children, parents and care providers. Its mission is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Early Childhood Learning Programs Developer is a creative informal educator with significant experience in early-childhood settings and/or content. Responsible for the development and functioning of early childhood play and learning experiences at the Museum and in the community, ensuring content accuracy, age-appropriateness and excellence in presentation of programs. 


Qualifications include:

-Track record as a dynamic educator and leader with strong interpersonal skills

-Minimum three years’ experience in educational environments, at least three of those in informal learning program development working with young children

-Excellent attention to detail while setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and flexibly solving problems in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

-Familiar with learning theory and informal education techniques for children ages 1 to 8

-Experience working with community engagement and outreach 

-Bachelor’s level degree in education or equivalent experience

-Strong written and verbal communication skills

-Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus 

-Familiarity with AmeriCorps programs a plus


Family Programming (Free and Fee-based programs): 

-Develop, facilitate or coordinate facilitation of high-quality learning activities for general public at the Museum and in the community for children ages 1-11 and their families; special focus on early years and performances. 

-Assist with development and/or facilitation of expanded program activities related to new initiative, scheduled to begin January 2019. 

-Collaborate with School Age Learning Programs Developer to develop and oversee implementation of family programming in studio and maker spaces and maintain project budgets to meet income/expense annual goals.


Training and Coaching: 

-Collaborate with AmeriCorps staff in the development and implementation of AmeriCorps-led outreach in early childhood classrooms, out-of-school time learning clubs, and community-centered outreach activities.

-Coach AmeriCorps team members on a weekly basis, visit partner sites to observe team members instructional skills and assist with pre and post testing at Learning Clubs as needed.


Education Dept./Team Member: 

-Serve as a member of the Education Department in developing policies, procedures, training and plans for programs, environments and the smooth operation of the visitor experience at the Museum

-Work collaboratively with development, visitor services, communications and exhibits staff at the Museum to coordinate schedules, manage resources, and implement strategic plan goals


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Name Description
Deadline October 31, 2018
Date Listed: September 25, 2018
Organization Providence Children's Museum
Web Address
Address 100 South Street
City Providence
State/Prov RI
Country United States
Postal Code 02903
Job Listing View Complete Job Listing
Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Salary This is a full-time, salaried position with health/dental/vision plan, 403B, vacation, and personal time. Employees are eligible to purchase pre-tax RIPTA monthly bus card. Range $33,000 – $35,000 based on level of experience.
Application Instructions Submit cover letter and resume to (no phone calls)

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