Educator

Imagine Children’s Museum seeks enthusiastic educators to join our dynamic team. Educators provide daily staffing of our children’s museum enrichment programs, field trips and special events. This position is central to ensuring a highly interactive and educational learning experience for our diverse visitors, the primary audience being young children and their families.

Full-time and part-time positions are available spanning all times that Museum programs are offered, which can include weekdays, weekends and evenings.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Child-focused facilitation, modelling positive, educational, creative, and respectful ways to interact with children and their caregivers through play.
  • Extend the Museum’s offerings by leading age-appropriate, hands-on activities that captivate children and get them excited to learn, inquiry-based activities that ignite creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovation.
  • Extend the Museum’s offerings by presenting learning experiences to school and community groups in schools, libraries, and other community venues.
  • Learn all Imagine curriculum offerings and contribute to curriculum revision as needed.
  • Create and maintain a physical environment that is comfortable and engaging for both children and adults; participate in daily set-up and clean-up of Museum education spaces, including resetting the environment, equipment, curriculum boxes and designated Museum spaces. This may require cleaning and sanitizing of equipment used in education programs.
  • Participate as a member of the Museum team for the evaluation of the overall program experience.
  • Capture qualitative and quantitative data and maintain documentation on the effectiveness of learning experiences presented.
  • Support the Museum’s commitment to continual improvement by mentoring volunteers and work with other educators to strengthen group management and teaching techniques.
  • Staff special events and other assignments on an as-needed basis.
  • Work in a team environment with ICM staff to ensure program success, working with other team members to solve problems as they arise and handle day-to-day operational issues.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the department and make our programs successful by:

  • Committing to understand and abide by the Museum’s vision, policies and procedures, and educational goals.
  • Maintaining positive relations with community agencies, school faculty and staff, and families visiting the Museum.
  • Learning and mastering new skills on an ongoing basis.
  • Completing other job-related duties and projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Experience teaching children ages 2-12 (or any subset)
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for working with both preschool and elementary audiences
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Excellent communication skills — can effectively communicate to visitors the educational content and value of Museum programs
  • Voice projection, improvisational skills, and know-how to present information in an engaging and hands-on manner
  • Demonstrated initiative, creative problem-solving and good organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Curiosity and love of learning new or unfamiliar topics
  • Ability to achieve expertise in the Museum’s curriculum
  • Ability to use technology and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to foster an environment where positive thinking and attitudes are valued and expected
  • Passion for advancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in education
  • Must have a reliable car, valid driver’s license, and clean driving record
  • Stamina and physical endurance to perform the role’s essential functions most of the day while maintaining quality interaction with visitors. This includes the ability to lift, carry and move heavy objects, use stairs, and adapt to floor or table activities
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages is a plus: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian or other languages spoken at home in our diverse community
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in working with children and families from a diversity of backgrounds is a plus

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

The above level of knowledge, skills and abilities are normally acquired through the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in an education field and/or sufficient experience working in a classroom or an informal learning environment.

The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel occupying this position.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role.

TO APPLY

Candidates should send their resume and a separate letter of motivation explaining why they are the best person for this specific role to employmentedu@imaginecm.org .

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Imagine Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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