Museum Learning Educator

Description


Overview:    


Museum Learning Educators execute multi-faceted educational programs, experiences, and events in the Museum, and offsite with activities for young children, their families, and groups, including nontraditional museum audiences and underserved populations. Educators implement programs in the visual and performing arts, STEM, history, social-emotional learning, and early childhood education in a variety of exhibits and studio spaces. Educators will lead daily programming, facilitate exhibit experiences, and provide excellent customer service.


This position is part of the AFSCME Local 397 bargaining unit.


Qualifications:    


· Associate degree and 3 years' work experience or bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years' work experience required.

· Experience working in a classroom or informal educational setting required; experience in early childhood education strongly preferred.

· Ability to engage children and adults in a welcome, energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.

· Openness to learning new content and skills outside area of experience and comfort zone.

· Motivated, reflective, self-starter who proactively and frequently debriefs and communicates with colleagues and supervisors about exhibit engagement and facilitation experiences.

· Awareness and implementation of varied instructional strategies to accommodate accessibility needs.

· Ability to comprehend an educational framework and facilitate an event, program, and event accordingly.

· Proficient in Outlook, Word, and Excel. Able to write and respond to professional communications.

· CPR and First Aid training preferred.

· Ability to embrace and demonstrate the Museum’s Mission, Values, and DEIBA Commitment.

· Must have PA criminal history, FBI fingerprints, and PA child abuse clearances. All background check clearances must be completed prior to hire.

· All employees are required to have COVID-19 and flu vaccination, as a term and condition of employment.


Job Responsibilities:    


· Engages in play with museum visitors.

· Facilitates programs for general museum visitors.

· Teaches field trip programs for school groups across a range of academic disciplines.

· Leads special event activities during museum holidays and festivals.

· Attends all Museum Learning and Museum All Staff meetings, training, and professional development sessions. Actively maintains an interest in and contributes to professional learning conversations on current practices, topics, and discussions in Early Childhood and Museum Education in addition to content that is relevant to Please Touch Museum’s exhibits.

· Performs administrative duties including maintaining and responding to email, calendar, shift schedule, and other departmental modes of communication, preparing for facilitation and engagement, routine cleaning of department materials and spaces, and other duties as assigned by management.


For full job description please see our Careers website: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/careers/


 

More details

Deadline: 03/22/2024
Date Listed: 02/22/2024
Web Address: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/careers/
Job Status: Full Time
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Salary: $17 per hour
Application Instructions: Please submit an application on our Careers website: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/careers/

Ad details

Organization : Please Touch Museum
City : Philadelphia
State/Prov : Pennsylvania
Country : United States