Museum Educators, Franklin Institute
Minimum Qualifications: Background in Education and/or Science. BA/BS preferred. Must have interest in and ability to present science programs to all audiences. Must have strong public speaking skills. Must be responsible, with a positive demeanor and ability to communicate well with co-workers and visitors. Must have enthusiasm for Science and Technology, and be able to work well in a fast-paced, team atmosphere. Must be able to stand for long periods of time; extensive walking, stair climbing, and occasional heavy lifting may be necessary.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Museum Educators will support the coordination, set up and facilitation of 45 minute hands-on workshops for school groups of up to 60 students ranging from Pre-K – 12th grade. Pre-workshop, equipment and supplies will need to be set up and prepared. During the workshop, science equipment and tools will be used and the Museum Educator will engage the students in guided inquiry. Post workshop, clean-up and inventory time will be assigned. This position may also include presenting special floor programs as assigned, as well as the staffing of camp days throughout the year. Camp duties are similar to workshop duties, and require constant supervision and guidance through workshops, activities and lunch, as well as pre and post camp childcare. Museum Educators will also assist in the development of camp curriculum.
The nature of this position requires that the Museum Educator also assist visitors in way-finding throughout the museum and answer questions.
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