Technology Education Associate I

Museum of Science - Boston, MA - Full time

Museum of Science - Boston, MA - Full time

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Technology Education Associate I

Museum of Science, Boston

www.mos.org

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Tech Studio department oversees the operations of the Engineering Design Workshop, a facilitated exhibit space, as well as pop-up activities in the exhibit halls that introduce museum guests to the engineering design process and computational thinking skills. The activities engage families, school visit groups, and general museum audiences in hands-on, inquiry based technology education programs.

The Engineering Education Associate will facilitate programs to engage large numbers of museum visitors (often 150 guests per hour or more) in activities and interpretations presenting engineering design, "maker" skills, and computational thinking. The Technology Education Associate will help maintain materials and spaces, and assist with the ongoing professional development for part-time staff and volunteers – developing and delivering briefings, and help develop innovative activities and experiences for introducing museum guests to technologies in our designed world.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate engineering and computational thinking activities, interpretations and presentations for Tech Studio (up to 3-5 hours working directly with the public daily)
  • Develop 4-9 briefings for Tech Studio volunteers per year
  • Deliver 3-5 briefing sessions for Tech Studio volunteers per week.
  • Develop and implement 3-5 new computational thinking, robotics, or "maker" activities annually.
  • Assist in the training of 20-30 volunteers and 2-6 part time staff annually.
  • Work with other museum departments to organize and coordinate continuing research on engineering and computational thinking education in informal environments. (1-2 research efforts per year)
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager and Coordinator, supervise programs and mentor staff to ensure the proper presentation of programs and activities (daily programs with 20-30 volunteers per week)
  • Work one weekend day per week and some holidays as agreed on with Program Manager

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is grant funded, full-time, 40 hours/week, with one weekend day included.

REPORTS TO:

Tech Studio Program Manager/Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree preferred
  • One (1) years or more of science and technology education experience.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal/oratory and written)
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service in a high volume environment as well as comfort working In large groups
  • Demonstrated proficiency in science and technology education
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously, paying close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team (1 – 8)

STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly).

BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

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