Are you an educator who enjoys helping young people? Do you love science? Then come join the team at Carnegie Science Center, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh located on the North Shore! The part-time instructor will conduct hands-on science lessons for underserved, middle school girls in an after-school environment. This position involves one to two program sessions per week Monday through Thursday during the hours of 2 pm to 7 pm plus one Saturday per month from October - April and selected dates/times for special outings. There also are instructor meetings which take place once per month.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: A degree in education plus experience delivering science activities and working with children is recommended. Previous experience working in the classroom or in an after-school environment is recommended. Past experience with middle school students is also encouraged. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills, be well organized, able to function effectively in a team environment, and be able to manage a group of 15 to 20 students. Must have a passion for the values of first-hand engagement with science, and the priority of increasing girls’ interest and involvement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Must be personable and approachable to middle school girls. Must have an understanding of the issues and challenges facing low-income, middle school girls. Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work Saturdays and evenings as needed. Must be adaptable, creative and flexible in solving any problems that arise. Must be able to work independently. Must be comfortable with communicating with school liaisons, parents, and fellow teachers. Must have good documentation skills. Must be knowledgeable or able to become familiar with Project Based Learning, Digital Media Learning, 21st Century Learning Skills, and Connected Learning systems. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., stand for more than 30 minutes, and drive own vehicle to program site.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm
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Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.