EDUCATION PROGRAMMER

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Applications are now being accepted for Education Programmer in the Education Department at Imagination Station Science and History Museum in Wilson, NC. The Imagination Station Science and History Museum is a growing institution that has an established science education program and a developing history program.

This is a permanent, full-time position of 40 hours per week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Education Programmer

Present engaging science and history programs, experiences and specialty events to audiences of all ages. During the school year, this position works primarily with Pre-K - 12th grade students, leading structured, interpretive programs. During the summer season and school vacations, this position may work with visitors of all ages presenting specialty events and camp programs.

• Lead engaging, creative, and educational experiences for audiences of all ages, involving hands-on and inquiry-based activities. May include programs at our museum or with our Science-and-History-On-Wheels program.

• Create and teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, especially programs that emphasize technology and engineering.

• Familiar with NC Curriculum Standards for K-12th grades.

• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to develop, evaluate programs.

• Handle and present to the public a variety of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods.

• Organize rooms, program props, and materials for programs. Keep track of all museum materials used in the programs.

• Must be enthusiastic and customer-service oriented and deal with all visitors and education program participants in a courteous and professional manner. Enjoy working with the public including diverse populations and people of all ages.

• Ability to work effectively as a team member, and independently with little supervision.

• Flexibility in dealing with program delivery and changes in deadlines and operation protocol as situations come up.

• Prepare and submit receipts, files, and other reports as requested.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings and holidays.

• Lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds while handling, lifting, and storing program supplies, kits, and bulk food supplies.

• Valid NC State Drivers License.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Prefer a minimum of two years of experience in engineering, physics, natural science, biology, environmental, or museum education.

• BA or BS from an accredited institution of higher education.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel, PPT and Outlook), and Internet research.


TO APPLY: résumés are only accepted through email. Please email the information to nvandolsen@imaginescience.org. No other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter, résumé, and a minimum of 3 references are required when applying for this position. No phone calls please.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2017