Early Childhood STEM Educator

Employer
Asheville Museum of Science
Location
Asheville, NC
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Job DescriptionAMOS is seeking a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented STEM education team member as we continue to grow our impact in the community. The ideal candidate will have experience with Early Childhood to 3rd grade in formal or informal education (with a demonstrable knowledge of STEM education), a positive attitude and a collaborative spirit that contributes to the museum's mission and the experiences of all museum guests and students served.

Duration: Part-time to Full-time position, with some weekend and evening hours required
Location: Asheville Museum of Science, 43 Patton Ave, Asheville NC 28801, as well as off-site locations for some programs

AMOS STEM Educators provide high quality STEM Education that primarily immerses Pre-K-8th grade students in engaging discourse, builds on their prior knowledge, and gives them the time and space to investigate and explore. STEM education is a rapidly evolving world of immersive experiences, requiring educators to be ever growing, learning, researching and reflecting on the various fields of science, and the newest technologies and best practices. AMOS STEM Educators seek to actively develop their skills and knowledge of the STEM subjects as they develop meaningful curriculum to inspire guests and students through the engaging implementation of that curriculum.

At AMOS, STEM Educators also design and implement educational activities as needed throughout the year, including but not limited to summer camps, afterschool programs, field trips and outreach programs, birthday parties, Saturday STEAM, Make & Mingle, and Science Pub. During COVID-19, Educators also create virtual learning opportunities via Zoom presentations and pre-recorded programs and maintain communication channels through educational newsletters and social media.
Benefits
Paid time off, Parking reimbursement
Culture
AMOS is the center for expert STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning in WNC. We strive to spark imagination and foster lifelong curiosity in the museum and through both in-house and outreach STEM education programs. These include field trips, in-school and after-school programs, intensive science camps, Saturday STEAM education, and involvement in events that serve our community. At AMOS we believe that our expert designed STEM programing contributes to our youth's interest in STEM, connection to caring adults who serve as role models, reduction of the achievement gap, and preparation for 21st century work environments. Check out our Facebook page to check out some examples of our STEM Educator experience: https://www.facebook.com/Asheville.Science/
Responsibilities
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
  • Creating and implementing unique programming with the STEM Education team for visitors of all ages, one-on-one, in groups, and virtually
  • Summer camp counselor role (during seasonal operation)
  • Communicating all needs of educational programs with Education Coordinator and/or Science Literacy Director
  • Being present and engaged throughout shifts with museum visitors and/or students
  • Supporting with the organization, sanitization, and cleanliness of shared spaces, STEM Lab, and exhibits
  • Maintaining cleanliness and order of STEM Lab and equipment.
  • Supporting museum staff and education team in other duties as appropriate
  • Creating and consulting with team and leads on new ideas and solutions!
  • Actively participating in staff and planning meetings
  • Ability to lift 25lbs individually or 50lbs with help
  • Ability to kneel, crouch and crawl when working with younger student groups
  • Has a reliable source of transportation and the ability to arrive to work on time

Requirements
Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
Flexible hours - occasional nights/weekends
Must have reliable transportation and ability to arrive to work on time
Ability to lift 25lbs individually or 50lbs with help
Ability to kneel, crouch and crawl when working with younger student groups
Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification or the willingness to obtain
Combination of education, training, and/or experience in a STEM or early childhood education related field equivalent to 3 years.
English
Knowledge in: Use of mobile and computer devices
Knowledge in: Excel
Knowledge in: PowerPoint (or other presentation software)

Equal Opportunity Employer
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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