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JOB ID: 1545
JOB TITLE: Museum Educator I (temporary position)
DESCRIPTION: Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a place of adventure, discovery and education that welcomes everyone to enjoy the wonders of its collections and exhibitions. Founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its ongoing research and discovery that create a better understanding of the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Today, the museum is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time.
Temporary Museum Educators in the Education Department at Carnegie Museum of Natural History get hands-on experience that will both challenge and broaden their knowledge of topics in natural history and informal education. Museum Educators will work collaboratively with Education staff to conduct on-site, children's day camps over the course of the summer. Museum Educators typically lead instruction for groups of 10-30 individuals, execute educational experiences using unique museum resources, and work collaboratively with a team of educators, assistants, and volunteers to deliver effective and engaging learning experiences.
Position Requirements: We are looking for energetic and charismatic individuals who are interested in learning and teaching about how natural history affects contemporary life through topics in environmental science, geology, biology, and anthropology. Candidates must have prior experience working with young people and/or adults in an educational capacity. Candidates with bachelor's degree and experience presenting educational programs in informal settings are preferred.
• Embrace the museum's student-centered, inquiry-based philosophy.
• Thrive in a team environment.
• Have a working knowledge of best practices in guiding student-directed inquiry and facilitating differentiated instruction.
• Are available for daylight hours, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer (June 11-August 24). Some evening or weekend work may be required as needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires constant mobility around the classroom and through museum exhibit halls for several hours at a time. If the person is not able to bend or lift items of 20 – 50 lbs, they must be willing to ask for assistance performing tasks that require these actions.
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 prior to 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 part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit Keep Kids Safe.
Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.