Career Opportunities

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.