The STEAM Educator & Program Coordinator is responsible for bringing science to life and lives to science by creating memorable learning experiences on the exhibit floor and in classrooms for all Da Vinci Science Center guests including public visitors, members and school groups.  Specific responsibilities include overseeing the selected public programs, overseeing the day to day operation of the exhibit floor as Education Team Leader (ETL), and promoting the success of Museum Education part time staff and volunteers as they bring science to life every day for our visitors. As ETL the STEAM Educator & Program Coordinator is responsible for the day to day operation of the exhibit floor including scheduling of groups, staff, and volunteers, interacting with guests, supervising staff and volunteer activities, and training staff and volunteers to bring science to life. The Coordinator is also responsible for developing hands-on educational programming for volunteers to deliver on the exhibit floor, including but not limited to Inquiry Island activities, exhibit facilitation scripts, and Live Science Shows. The Coordinator also participates in developing and implementing selected special public programming, exhibit facilitation guides, and all other museum education programming.


Exhibit Floor Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage day to day operations and logistics of public and school visits by conducting morning meetings with staff, developing schedules for staff, volunteers, and guests, greeting guests, identifying and meeting customer needs, and ensuring that all customers have a special day.

  • Train volunteers and staff on effective presentation of exhibit concepts to the public, demonstrating appropriate level of interaction, inquiry based pedagogy, exemplary customer service, and positive demeanor. 

  • Lead teams to develop and implement new public and other educational programs to enhance the visitor experience and bring science to life for guests including developing learning goals, engaging partners, purchasing materials, and other logistical support.

  • Train volunteers and other Team Leaders in new education programming such as Inquiry Island, public programs, and cart demos.

  • Provide ongoing performance feedback to volunteers and staff in order to continuously improve the guest experience.

  • Work with marketing department to promote special programs.

  • Promote exemplary communication by actively participating in Public Programming Committee and/or Operations as well as Education Leadership Team Meetings

  • Schedule is flexible as necessary but must develop a consistent schedule to ensure proper coverage of the exhibit floor/public programs with some additional evening and weekend work required as needed.


·         Bachelor’s degree in related science field, Science Communication, Museum Education, or Education Certification preferred.

·         Working with preschool or school age children. Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar education environment. Experience working with the public.

·         Present engaging programs, creative, effective team member, ability to problem solve independently, proficient in word, excel, and other online productivity tools, knowledgeable about STEAM subjects, excellent written and verbal communication skills, cultural competency, adaptability to unique situations.

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