Job Requisition Number: 25474. The School Program at the Lawrence Hall of Science provides in-house and outreach programs for schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Programs model best practices in science teaching based on current research in teaching and learning and the vision laid out in the Next Generation Science Standards. We offer 60- and 75-minute workshops on a range of science topics across the science disciplines, as well as large group programs in the form of themed hands-on science festivals and assemblies. The School Program serves public and private schools TK-12, homeschool groups, and preschool-aged learners. We are the largest provider of in-house and outreach programming in the Bay Area, serving over 190,000 children annually.
OVERALL: Contributes to the mission of LHS to develop model programs for teaching and learning science and mathematics and to disseminate them to an ever-increasing audience. The incumbent will be trained to use LHS instructional methods to deliver effective science and math educational programs to students of diverse backgrounds. He or she will be responsible for materials preparation and organization; delivery of programs; program set up and clean up; and communication with teachers, parents, and the public. Programs delivered will include: festivals, science shows, workshops, summer camps and other educational programs at Lawrence Hall of Science, school and community sites. This position will also support repairs of physical science equipment for demonstrations and workshops.
•Delivers onsite and outreach museum education programming (includes classroom setup, cleanup and travel), adapting program and materials to meet the needs of specific groups. •Prepares educational materials, and classroom areas including organizing and requesting supplies. •Works with others to ensure the overall effectiveness of the Education Department’s programming, contributing to analysis of the effectiveness of current program and methodologies.•Possess effective reading, written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills. •Possess effective verbal presentation and public speaking skills, especially to large groups of 30-300. •Possess the ability to establish rapport with students and create an inclusive learning environment. •Possess a positive public service attitude. •Possess knowledge at a college level of some branch of science (chemistry or astronomy preferred) or engineering and knowledge of educational techniques and child development. •Possess broad knowledge of basic science, engineering and math. •Possess skills in basic equipment repair, e.g., soldering, carpentry, electronic troubleshooting and repair •Computer Skills with business software systems in the completion of work assignments (for example, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). •Physical ability to pick up and carry crates (up to 50 pounds) and load/unload and move heavy carts. •Comfortable with driving large cargo vans for distances of up to 4 hours. •Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed. •Ability to travel (including overnight stays in long-distance outreach destinations) when needed. •Acquires knowledge of Hall educational program content and objectives. •Acquires educational programs delivery and management skills. •Acquires analytical skills to work on program or targeted audience needs assessments. This is a 1 year contract position
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