General Museum Educator – Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Position Description:
Under the direction of the Education Department, a General Museum Educator will deliver programs in Outreach, Distance Learning, Public Programs, and ScienceWorks.

In October and November, the educator will focus specifically on our Detroit Public Schools’ Science Enrichment Experience (SEE) programming. During the SEE program, educators in teams of 2 or 3 deliver the States of Matter Workshop to every 4th grade class in the Detroit Public Schools. This requires 3 full week days of availability throughout the 2 months of programming. A full day of availability is considered 6:00am to 4:00pm. The shifts will fall into that time span, but will not take the full day. Training will happen in the month of September.

Outreach: Under the direction of the Outreach Manager, the General Museum Educator will run and supervise off-site daytime and evening programs. The educator will also assist in restocking materials.

Distance Learning: Under the direction of the Distance Learning Manager, the General Museum Educator will deliver 50-minute daytime programs to schools and other locations via video conferencing. The educator will also assist in restocking materials. 

Public Programs: Under the supervision of the Public Programs Manager the General Museum Educator will be a key presence on the floor of the museum. They will be responsible for facilitating hands-on activities, answering questions about the Museum, and assisting with activity set-up/take-down.

ScienceWorks: Under the supervision of the ScienceWorks Manager, the General Museum Educator will deliver 50-minute hands-on classes for visiting school groups during the week. The educator will also assist in restocking materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver interactive activities to the public in a fun and interesting manner
  • Ensuring that visitors are using materials safely and in intended manner
  • Ensure that students, volunteers and equipment are safe.
  • Acquiring knowledge of our Museum and specific exhibits
  • Represent the museum both on and off-site
  • Set up and tear down activities in a tidy fashion
  • Assists with training/supervising Volunteer Activities Facilitators
  • Aid volunteers in becoming comfortable with their activities.
  • Interact with students, families and staff
  • Load and unload the van with correct supplies
  • Restocking supplies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Ability to work with adults and children from diverse backgrounds.
  • Punctuality and reliability.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds).
  • Ability and willingness to engage students and families.
  • Confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Prior experience with children or in science is desirable, but not required.
  • Ability and willingness to engage visitors, answer questions, and say “I don’t know, but I’ll find out for you!”
  • Desire to learn new science concepts
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Experience and/or coursework in science, technology, or education preferred


Hours:
This is a part-time position with up to 20 hours per week.
Pay:
$10.00 per hour

To Apply: Fill out and submit this application: https://www.aahom.org/form/employment-application

Posted on the MMA website 8/31.




 The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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