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STEAM Educator

Job Opening:  STEAM Educator (PT)

Reports to: Director of Learning and Public Programs

Status: Part time

Location: Springfield, Il

Start Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Hours: This position will be scheduled 10am-2pm throughout the week when we have our STEAM Residency Program.

Compensation & Benefits: $14/hr

About Kidzeum: Kidzeum is a family destination in the heart of historic downtown Springfield, IL., whose mission is to serve as a place of learning and discovery through play for children of ALL abilities. Kidzeum is committed to nurturing health and wellness, promoting science education, and to developing environmental and global awareness through innovative programs and exhibits. Learn more at www.kidzeum.org.

Position Description: This person’s primary responsibility will be to deliver educational content to students as part of the STEAM Residency Program, a partnership with Springfield School District 186, a project funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

STEAM Residency Program: Kidzeum and District 186 has created an immersive STEM/STEAM program that is project-based and cross-curricular, combining math, literacy, science, social studies and arts in one comprehensive program. Teachers have partnered with Kidzeum educators to deliver the content in a museum setting, offering new opportunities to engage a variety of learners in a dynamic way. Throughout the school year, classes of second grade students will come to the Kidzeum for a seven-day program.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience required. Degree in a science field or education, preferred.  Education experience required. Experience with K-4 education preferred.

Responsibilities: Work with the Assistant Director and other STEAM Residency staff to deliver engaging content to second grade students who attend our STEAM Residency program. If available, this position may also deliver content on weekends to the general public.

  • Present high-quality STEM education programming and effectively manages instructional materials under general supervision.
  • Under general supervision, develops instructional materials and activities.
  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of effective partnerships.
  • Document program evaluations and makes recommendations for improvements in a timely manner.

(cont’d)

  • Effectively executes some administrative responsibilities related to STEM education programs.
  • Effectively applies basic organizational and problem-solving skills.

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Physical requirements may include stooping, kneeling, bending, standing, crawling, and walking. Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as boxes, etc. may be included.

Application Process: Please send a resume to our Assistant Director, Kaitlyn Miller, at Kaitlyn.Miller@kidzeum.org

Kidzeum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, we strive to make the Kidzeum community – staff, visitor base, programs, and exhibitions – representative of the diversity of the city of Springfield and Central Illinois, and to carry forth the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at: info@kidzeum.org.

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