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POSITION SUMMARY 

The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s School and Community Programs (SCP) team seeks a part-time Educator to support program facilitation and curriculum development. Bilingual (speak/read/write) proficiency in Spanish or Cantonese is preferred. This position will work 20-24 hours/week on a predominantly Wednesday – Friday schedule. 

 

The SCP Team reaches more than 10,000 Pre-K – 5th grade children and their families annually at the Museum and in schools, libraries, and after school programs by providing interdisciplinary experiences that merge science, art, design, and nature. This role is responsible for leading, facilitating, adjusting, and reflecting on the following SCP experiences: 

  • Connections: BADM’s research-backed school readiness program committed to making high-quality, play-based, early learning experiences accessible to all children. Connections was launched in 2008, and today partners with nearly 90 federally subsidized preschool classrooms in Marin, San Francisco, and Contra Costa counties. The program engages students, families, and teachers in creative STEAM learning through multiple facilitated visits. Connections is free to all partner schools and families. 
  • STEAM Workshops (Virtual and Onsite Workshops): Programs that utilize a variety of tools - big body movement, animated storytelling - to keep students engaged and having fun. Themes include Bridge Builders, Fairytale Engineering, Explore the Shore, Brain & Body Boogie, and Science Theater. 
  • Try it Truck: BADM’s engineering lab on wheels that travels to school sites across the Bay Area. Students build creative problem-solving skills by exploring age-appropriate engineering challenges at multiple stations.  
  • Discover-It-Yourself Visits: Self-guided field trips to the Museum for students and adults. 

 

The pay rate for this non-exempt role is $21-23/hour, depending on bilingual skills. This position will require both virtual and in-person program facilitation at BADM’s Sausalito campus, as well as at program sites throughout the Bay Area. All BADM staff must show proof of COVID vaccination for employment. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY  

The SCP Educator facilitates a variety of SCP programs, including STEAM Workshops, Try It Truck visits (BADM’s mobile engineering studio), DIY Visits and Connections Pre-K programs. SCP Educators work closely with other SCP team members to design and develop new programs and are constantly reflecting on facilitation techniques.   

  

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

  1. Facilitates programming, virtually and in person, for PK-5th grade children, teachers, and parents/caregivers through 4 main programs: Connections PK Partnership, STEAM Workshops, DIY Visits, and the Try It Truck.   
  2. Co-creates content, which may include written curriculum, activity guides, or pre-recorded videos.  
  3. Collaborates in the design of developmentally and culturally appropriate content to cater to diverse audiences.  
  4. Develops and maintains trusting relationships with partner organizations and their surrounding communities through exceptional customer service and by prioritizing anti-bias and culturally responsive teaching.  
  5. Drives Try It Truck or personal vehicle to designated offsite programs.  
  6. Supports organization of program materials and supplies including stocking, maintenance and storage.  

  

Additional duties as assigned.  

  

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Degree in early childhood or elementary education, museum studies, STEAM-related or relevant field, or equivalent work experience.   
  • Experience developing and facilitating programs in informal learning environments preferred. Experience in K-5 education, customer service, community engagement, preschools, or social work preferred.  
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese is preferred.   
  • Professional commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion; thoughtful and open about the role of a workplace and a cultural institution in creating sense of welcome and belonging for staff and visitors.    
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Ability to take initiative and troubleshoot in a fast-paced work environment.  
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.  
  • Must be trained or have willingness to train in First Aid, CPR, and AED for adult, infant, and child.  
  • Must possess a current driver’s license and have reliable access to a car; local travel required. Willingness to learn and drive the Try It Truck.  
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally push carts weighing up to 100 lbs.  
  • Abides by and enforces BADM’s health and safety protocols.  

 

TO APPLY 

Qualified candidates should apply online here: https://bit.ly/2PKeCSu 

 

ABOUT US  

Our mission: To transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.  

 

At the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), we believe that providing children with the high-quality early learning experiences they need to be successful is the best investment we can make as a society.  

 

Whether at the Museum, online, or in the community, BADM provides experiences that spark children’s natural curiosity for the world around them, while building their creative problem-solving skills and STEM content knowledge. Both on-site and off-site, BADM facilitates research-backed learning experiences that are fun and engaging for children and families. At our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, this includes hands-on exhibits, rich STEM and art programming, an on-site preschool, and camps and classes. Off-site, our museum educators bring hands-on STEM programming to students and families at schools and libraries in all nine Bay Area counties.  

 

We believe that these research-backed on-site and off-site experiences should be made available to all children and families and offer a variety of access initiatives toward this goal. We are currently at a reduced attendance capacity, following strict COVID-19 protocols, and working our way back up to our pre-pandemic numbers: 

  • 350,000 visitors each year, including nearly 100,000 with free or reduced admission  
  • 10,000 member families  
  • 26,000 children through our school and community programs  
  • 587 schools and 215 libraries through all nine Bay Area counties  

 

BADM is committed to being welcoming and inclusive. We are continuously working toward the goal of reflecting the diversity of the Bay Area both within our organization and with those we serve. 

 

WHAT WE OFFER 

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative, and fun environment. Employees enjoy reciprocal admission benefits at other museums, regular all-staff celebrations, professional development trainings, and more. All staff members are valued for their contributions toward creating a high-quality experience for visitors, and their work allows us to achieve our mission.  

 

BADM provides 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance to all full-time employees, as well as generous paid time off. 

 

In addition, we offer the opportunity for each employee to make a unique impact on more than 350,000 museum visitors each year on-site, online, and many more in the community through BADM’s research-backed school and community programs.  

 

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  

 

NOTE TO CANDIDATE 

Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses, credentials, or vaccinations pertinent to the position. 

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s School and Community Programs (SCP) team seeks a part-time Educator to support program facilitation and curriculum development. Bilingual (speak/read/write) proficiency in Spanish or…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    January 29, 2022
Compensation
USD $21 - USD $23
/ hour

Location

On-site
557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA

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