Career Opportunities

Title:     Education & Advancement Coordinator

Status:  Full-Time, non-exempt, hourly

Reporting Relationship:

Supervised by: Education Director and Marketing & Advancement Director

Position Description:

As a representative of DCS, the Education & Advancement Coordinator works with individuals and organizations both locally and across the country to facilitate the Discovery Center’s programs, events, and funding. This position works closely with both the Marketing & Advancement Director and Education Director to ensure DCS programs, memberships, events, activities, and fundraising are organized and promoted effectively and efficiently. For a full job description, please click here.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rob Blevins at rblevins@discoverycenter.org

 

Title:     Discovery Center STEM Instructor

Status:  Part-time, Fee Per Program

Weekend and evening availability needed and hours flexible based on programming.

Reporting Relationship:

Supervised by: Education Director

Position Description:

The STEM Instructor will assist the Education Director with the research, development, teaching, and evaluation of the museum’s STEM education programs that inspire lifelong learning both on and off-site.  Examples of programs include:

Outreach Teaching - Providing in-school instruction on topics such as electricity and magnetism, zoology, weather, simple machines, energy, electricity, nanoscience, and astronomy.  Travel to various school sites, libraries or other community events is generally within a travel distance of 2 hours of driving time.  Most one hour lessons come equipped with lesson plans and supply tub containing all necessary materials, with the freedom to consistently design new or improve existing curriculum as we grow our programs.  The STEM Instructor will be responsible for replenishing tubs after each teaching session to make sure all necessary materials and resources are ready for the next program. 

Distance Learning - Conduct educational courses via video conferencing through an effective, highly engaging, enthusiastic instructional presence. Classes come on a “virtual field trip” to DCS and learn chemistry, physics, biology, earth/environmental science, geography, and culture.

In-House Education Programs - Teach in-house programs that are generally 30 – 45 minutes long to grades pre-k-12.  A variety of topics are offered.  In addition, summer workshops are offered at DCS from June-August.  Develop curriculum and teach summer classes.

Instruction using innovative and interactive methods is intended to compliment and enrich classroom teaching, assisting both the students and teachers involved. STEM Instructors will be contacted when DCS receives a booking request. It will be at the discretion of the STEM Instructor to accept or decline each assignment on a prompt first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for the Application for Employment.  Must be at least 18 years of age to be hired. 

 

Title:     Life Science Assistant for ChromoZone Gallery

Status:  Museum Part-time, Non-Exempt

Reporting Relationship:

Supervised by: ChromoZone Program Coordinator, Education Director

Position Description:

The Life Science Assistant (LSA)provides support for the daily activities in DCS life science-related galleries.  In the ChromoZone (CZ) gallery and laboratories, the LSA assists in the set-up and facilitation of activities, public exhibits and demonstrations, as well as behind-the-scenes activities such as activity research, development, and support.  Additionally, this person undertakes routine maintenance of living organisms, life science exhibits, and laboratory equipment.

Education and Experience:

  • Has high school degree and additional formal education coursework in biology or biochemistry
  • Preferred: Has knowledge of cell and molecular biology
  • Has knowledge of biological and microscopy laboratory skills
  • Has experience working with the public
  • Has competency in utilizing technology (e.g. internet) and basic software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel)

Additional Requirements:

  • Able to work flexible schedule, including some weekends - required
  • Able to work long periods without sitting down
  • Able to use microscopes and work with small and delicate instruments
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment (safety glasses, lab coat, etc) for extended periods of time
  • Able to be around, touch and work with animal, cellular and biological materials, including both preserved and unpreserved specimens
  • Able to occasionally lift up to 60 pounds safely

Click here for the Application for Employment.  Must be at least 18 years of age to be hired. 

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