Children’s Educator – Wagner Free Institute of Science

Posted by Wagner Free Institute of Science on January 8, 2019

Do you love science?

Are you full of questions and curiosities?

Are you concerned about the science literacy of future generations?

For over 160 years, The Wagner Free Institute has been contributing to increasing science literacy and access through free public programs. Founded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science serves 35,000+ people each year through its museum, library and extensive educational programs. The Wagner is seeking an experienced educator to join our team and contribute to our mission of making science accessible to all.

The educator will work within the Institute’s Children’s Education Department to develop and implement GeoKids, an outreach program that serves neighborhood elementary students. The yearlong program, now in its 26th year, relies on collaborative relationships with teachers, university partners and organizations across the city to create and deliver a hands-on science curriculum.  The program includes field experiences, designed and facilitated by Wagner educators, which greatly enhance the science learning in the classroom. The Wagner’s outreach programs are unlike any other and as such, requires a skilled educator with a deep understanding of science and science pedagogy.


  • Deliver on-going educational outreach with local elementary schools
  • Participate in program development, evaluation and refinement
  • Collaborate with local peer organizations to plan and deliver outreach programs
  • Provide workshops and training programs for teachers
  • Serve as a mentor and partner for Children’s Education interns
  • Assist with Institute special events and visitor services


  • Bachelor’s degree in education and/or science field required
  • Minimum five years teaching experience in education or science related field required
  • Familiarity with national, state, and local standards at the K-8 level
  • Must work well with the public, possess excellent public speaking skills, and demonstrate interest and experience in science education
  • Excellent organizational, and written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding time management skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and efficient working style
  •  Ability to work collaboratively, independently, creatively and to take initiative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Criminal background checks required
  • Personal transportation required
  • Availability to work periodic evenings and Saturdays


To Apply:

Submit one PDF of resume and cover letter to:

Holly Clark, Director of Children’s Education
Wagner Free Institute of Science
1700 West Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
The Wagner Free Institute of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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