6400 Democracy Blvd.
KID Museum is seeking a Maker Educator to develop and facilitate programs that engage children ages 6-14 in playful and inspiring “maker” experiences.
The Maker Educator is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of educational programs using these tools and materials to engage kids’ creativity and spirit of exploration and invention. Programs include self-guided drop-in experiences as well as more structured and in-depth workshops and organized group visits.
The Maker Educator is responsible for developing programming with an internal team and in collaboration with consulting artists and makers. His/her work involves designing imaginative learning experiences, articulating program objectives, developing “learning guides” to train student volunteers and other collaborators in how to facilitate the programs, and leading and/or supporting program facilitation.
The Maker Educator is a core member of the KID Museum team and is responsible for fostering an inquiry-based, self-directed learning environment and encouraging a sense of playfulness and discovery throughout KID Museum programs. The Maker Educator helps to set the tone for visitor interactions and is expected to contribute to a positive collaborative culture that is conducive to active learning and exploration.
Demonstrated experience designing and leading “maker” education programming and/or hands-on programming for elementary and middle- school aged youth that integrates science, technology, engineering, art
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences including children, teachers, parents/caregivers and community members
Ability to manage multiple projects, work independently and as a team- member
Experience working with diverse groups and communities
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
Flexibility, sense of humor, highly collaborative, and resourceful
Masters in Education strongly preferred
Full time position available
About KID Museum
KID Museum is a new kind of experiential learning space for children and families in the Washington, D.C. area. With a focus on elementary and middle school-aged youth, KID Museum’s core purpose is to inspire the next generation of innovators and empower youth to invent the future with imagination, resourcefulness, and compassion.
A recognized leader in maker education, KID Museum offers unique, hands-on STEM, art, and cultural programs, designed to encourage youth to take risks, embrace failure, and pursue their passions. Now in our third year, the museum has become a vital resource for families, schools, and the community; a catalyst in re-thinking how kids learn, and how they position themselves in the world. The museum serves more than 50,000 people annually through after-school programs, camps, outreach events, and drop-in programming for families.
KID Museum currently operates out of a “proof-of-concept” site at Davis Library in Bethesda, Maryland. At the core of the museum is a 21st century creative workshop and makerspace that includes 3D printers, an electronics lab, a digital media lab, a woodworking shop, and a textile studio, alongside a mixed materials workshop space designed to offer innovative, project-based learning experiences for kids. Building on the successes of our prototype space, we are actively working to establish a permanent home and a world-class cultural and educational institution in our region.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about KID Museum, please visit www.kid-museum.org