MIT Museum Educator

The MIT Museum seeks an Educator to deliver on-site education programs in science, technology, and engineering. The Museum Educator will be familiar with federal and state curriculum standards, have excellent classroom management skills and enthusiastic about engaging with middle and high school students, adults, and general Museum visitors. S/he will be enthusiastic about learning about the MIT Museum Collections and current research at MIT, and will work with the Education Coordinator to help keep workshop content up-to-date.

 

The Museum Educator will take the lead on booking school workshop sessions, contacting and confirming instructors for each, reserving teaching spaces, ensuring correct invoicing and payments, and appropriately communicating with clients in a friendly and professional manner. The Museum Educator will also assist with promoting educational offerings to target audiences, liaising with educators and relevant community organizers, and delivering professional development opportunities for middle and high school educators. S/he will extend the classroom experience into the Museum’s public maker space and lead weekly hands-on, MIT-based creative learning activities in the Idea Hub.

 

Other duties as needed or required.

 

REQUIRED: Undergraduate degree in a science, technology or engineering field. Minimum of three years experience teaching middle or high school students in a formal or informal setting. Familiarity with informal science program delivery to school, family and community audiences. Enthusiasm for the development and delivery of hands-on programs in science, engineering, art and technology. Must have excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; be detail-oriented and be able to work collaboratively as part of a small team. Should be able to lift at least 30 pounds. Must be able to work a Sunday-Thursday schedule, school vacation weeks, occasional holidays and evenings.

 

PREFERRED: Master’s degree; familiarity with audience evaluation techniques; bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Japanese or Mandarin.

 

This is a ten-month (March-December 2018), full-time, temporary appointment through NextSource.

 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to edsearch@mit.edu.

 

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