STEAM Educator - Seasonal
Da Vinci Science Center STEAM Educators have the most fun with science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)! The Educator will deliver extraordinary, fun learning experiences integrating STEAM subjects across the Lehigh Valley and beyond. This is accomplished through traveling to programs that take place off-site for students, teachers, families, public visitors, and members. Specific responsibilities include delivering classroom programs, after school programs, science celebrations, community events, and science shows.
The Da Vinci Science Center is seeking fun, creative, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and dependable educators who enjoy working with people, learning about and teaching STEAM. Exemplary public speaking, organizational, and customer service skills are required. Educators will display a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in all aspects of their work. There is no guarantee of minimum hours; however, up to 28 hours a week are possible. Schedules are dependent upon program assignment (Classroom Programs, Camps, Science Shows, etc.) and personal availability.
*This is a part-time seasonal position for Summer 2023.
This position will start on or before May 29th 2023 and end in August 2023, although there is some flexibility with start and end dates. Training will take place May 29-June 1, June 5-8.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. But please apply before 4/7/2023 for priority reviewing.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Deliver extraordinary off-site educational programs including, but not limited to school day programs, after school programs, live science shows, science celebrations, and community events across the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
Learn the program you will be teaching and be able to answer questions about the topic (training materials will be provided)
Drive to and from the site where your program will take place, occasionally using a company vehicle (travel is usually within 25 miles of Da Vinci Science Center, but occasionally travel is between 25 and 150 miles from Da Vinci Science Center). Travel in personal vehicles is reimbursed at the federal IRS mileage rate.
Arrive at the site on time, with a strict adherence to program punctuality
Set up classroom and teach educational programs
Exhibit positive youth development in classroom management strategies that are appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of diverse guests
Make safety a priority, especially with chemicals
Follow the established schedule for the daily events
Actively engage all guests in learning experiences
Represent the science center professionally to school and community contacts
Incorporate feedback into future lessons
Clean classrooms after each program (put supplies away, wash goggles, wipe tables, sweep floor if needed)
Carry totes with materials (up to 50 pounds) from place to place
Proactively provide guests with information about the Center and its offerings
Program Development and Training:
Attend and actively participate in training sessions to understand and implement the Da Vinci Science Center’s inquiry-based approach, next generation science teaching and learning, and effective presentation techniques
Collaborate in the creation of STEM content that is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards
Assist in the development of demonstrations, activities, media, and other program content
Monitor supplies and report shortages
Attend team meetings
Complete administrative tasks (such as reflection forms and inputting data into software)
Other duties as assigned (kit assembly, support programs in the museum, organizational tasks, birthday parties, etc.)
Qualifications and Experience
High school graduate or equivalent required. Some college level education preferred, especially experience with education or science, technology, engineering, arts or math courses.
Experience working with children required.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS JOB
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the STEAM Educator job.
This position also requires traveling via a vehicle to off-site locations in a variety of weather conditions, occasionally up to 150 miles away. While performing the responsibilities of the STEAM Educator job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. The employee is frequently required to be on their feet for up to seven (7) hours at a time; stand; walk; sit; reach with arms and hands; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; move or lift at least 50 pounds.
Successful completion of a criminal background check including checks through Pennsylvania State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Pennsylvania Child Abuse Registry. Additional clearances may be required as changing regulations are implemented.
Successful candidates will need a valid Driver’s License and proof of Auto Insurance coverage. It is preferred that candidates have a reliable vehicle that can be used for outreach programs. Employees are reimbursed for travel.
Candidates of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.