Summer Museum Educator, (4157U) , Lawrence Hall of Science 6707
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Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Sciencethe country's only science center that is part of a top-tier, public research university. This distinctive affiliation allows the Hall to partner with world-class scientists, engineers, educational leaders, and teachers, with the goal of developing and disseminating the most innovative and effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs available today. Our mission is to inspire and foster science learning for allespecially for those with limited access to science.
This position is part of a team responsible for the design and implementation of communications for The Lawrence Hall of Science. This team works collaboratively with leadership and programs across the Lawrence Hall of Science to successfully launch and sustain department-wide as well as program-specific communications initiatives.
Want to share your excitement for science? For 50 years, the Lawrence Hall of Science has been providing fun and engaging science experiences for youth. Now you can be part of the magic of science summer camp and:
Inspire youth with curiosity, excitement, and passion for science.
Engage them in multiple modalities like engineering, design, coding, and art.
Empower them with interdisciplinary learning ranging from Astronomy to Zoology.
Mentor them on a journey of exploration, investigation, discovery, and invention!
The Summer Museum Educator position is an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students with a science-oriented mind as well as a relationship-oriented personality. In this position you will facilitate fun, engaging, and meaningful hands-on science learning for youth. It is a great opportunity for professional growth and you will gain valuable experience in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math.
Develop an understanding of, and the ability to facilitate camp programming in a fun, engaging, hands-on environment while supplying accurate scientific information. *This may involve further reading or research on a subject or topic.
Present programs in an energetic, appropriate, and professional way that actively engages participants.
Manage a learning environment for participants' well being and safety while managing expectations of behaviors.
Serve as an enthusiastic role model and mentor for youth ages 4-18.
Be responsible for material management of individual camp sessions, including appropriate set-up, clean-up, and storage.
Thoroughly understand the building safety and security and help implement emergency procedures when deemed necessary.
Adhere to all of the policies and procedures of the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Other duties as assigned.
Responsible, organized, and healthy work ethic.
Strong customer service and verbal communication skills.
Experienced and excited to share science experiences with youth ages 4-18.
Demonstrated creative teaching methods in informal or formal learning environments.
Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree or a post-secondary education program in science, education, youth development, or related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
Available to work June 1-August 14. Partial summer schedules may be available but commitment to working the entire summer will be prioritized.
Reliable, punctual, and committed to an assigned schedule to work full time, 40-hrs a week, Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM and includes one unpaid lunch break and two paid short breaks.
Capable of working independently and collaboratively with an educational team.
Flexibility and ability to think quickly and adapt.
Able to lift up to 25 pounds (carts are available).
Bachelor's degree (pursuing) in Science subject area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Computer Programming in Scratch and/or Python.
Majoring in BioDesign, Environmental Science, Biology and/or equivalent experience/training.
Early Childhood Education training/ experience.
Professional leadership experience in youth development.
Fluent in Mandarin or other foreign language.
Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, biweekly paid position. Hourly pay range is $18.39-$25.00, commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a three months limited appointment.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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