Program Facilitator, FirstHand

Posted by University City Science Center on March 14, 2016

The University City Science Center has an immediate opening for a Program Facilitator, FirstHand. The University City Science Center’s (UCSC) FirstHand Program is looking for a talented, energetic individual to facilitate several of our FirstHand youth workshops. The Program Facilitator position will be a part-time (20-25 hour/week) position with the potential for a motivated individual to grow the position into a Full-time in the future. The position will initially coordinate 3-4 programs a week for middle school youth groups that will run during and after school hours.

This is a hands-on program lead position, requiring the capacities to inspire and manage youth, coordinate program delivery schedules, deliver several weekly STEAM-based programs, and maintain relationships with partners. The Program Facilitator should be comfortable in workshop and lab environments and with many different populations.
The Program Facilitator-FirstHand will represent the Science Center in the community – including but not limited to schools, camps, teachers, parent organizations, science museums and arts organizations — and work with the Program Manager and Coordinator to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships that advance the Science Center’s role in STEAM education and programming.

The successful candidate will have 2-3 years of experience working in direct service/education of middle school-aged youth, ideally in an Out-of-School Time environment. Experience in Arts/Design/Informal Science and STEM/STEAM education program development and teaching experience is preferred. [Experience working in Philadelphia middle schools is a plus.] BA/BD/BS degree from an accredited college or university in Design, Education or STEM field or other related field of study.
The Science Center offers a comprehensive employee benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Short and Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending, Life Insurance and 403(b) with a significant company match.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should forward a resume along with salary requirements to: Human Resources, University City Science Center 3711 Market Street, Suite 800 Philadelphia, PA 19104 Fax# 215-966-6002 or email Kindra Sloan at

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