Educator


Posted on 02/04/2020

Educator
Discovery Lab – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Reports to: Education Manager

Job summary
The Museum Educator will teach playful, stimulating, and hands on STEAM/Health & Wellness classes to children and families at Discovery Lab in a variety of settings around the Tulsa area. The Museum Educator will teach others to be innovative, creative, critical thinkers, problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators.

Duties and responsibilities
Primary functions:

  • Delivers STEAM/Health & Wellness programming, assemblies, camps, and demonstrations in a variety of settings, including outreaches and museum floor facilitation.
  • Collaborate with the education team by being a problem solver, open communicator, assisting other educators as needed, and having a positive outlook/attitude to support the education team.
  • Participates in education events, professional development, and community events as directed by the Education Manager.
  • Regular punctual attendance

Secondary functions:

  • Sustains a safe and secure environment for students, museum guests and staff.
  • Maintains current in education related to Discovery Lab’s exhibits and programs.
  • Assist with training new employees for designated areas of responsibility by sharing knowledge, explaining step by step processes/systems, and any other training needed.
  • Supports develop of educational programing, as assigned by the Education Manager.
  • Assumes tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Education Manager.

Qualification requirements
Knowledge and skills:

  • Delivery of STEAM/Health & Wellness curriculum.
  • Adaptable classroom management skills.
  • Effective customer service skills.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Implement organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective use of Microsoft Word Suite.
  • Ability to multitask and openly communicate.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to safety and security issues.

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with college course work in science, technology, engineering, art, or math, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to present 21st Century process skills and content in an engaging way with a diverse population of learners.
  • Comprehensive understanding of STEAM and Health & Wellness educational topics.
  • Minimum of one-year experience teaching in an informal setting (museum, zoo, nature preserve, etc.).

Preferences:

  • Fluency in a language in addition to English to support Discovery Lab’s mission and objectives.
  • Early childhood education experience.
  • Minimum 2 years delivering educational programming.

Working conditions
This job is a regular, full-time 30-plus hours, non-exempt, hourly position. The typical work schedule for this job is Monday-Sunday varying between the hours of 7:00 am – 8:00pm. Occasional after hours may be required. Moderate to loud noise environment, general office environment, classroom environment. 

Physical requirements
20% Sitting, 70% Standing, 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling no more than 10-30 lbs. 

Additional requirements

  • Pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check, alcohol and drug test, and reference checks
  • Valid driver’s license

Interested applicants will need to submit a cover letter, resume, and Discovery Lab application to [email protected]. For more information or to download the application applicants can visit discoverylab.org/about/careers/.