Girls in Science Spring Outreach Educator Wanted, NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh

Girls in Science Outreach Educator position available this spring with the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences; applications due March 4th
 
WANTED:
Enthusiastic and reliable educator to develop and deliver career-focused and science-based Girls in Science outreach programming for middle school girls. This position will involve designing and leading a hands-on afterschool educational program for underserved populations at a downtown Raleigh middle school. Program will meet once weekly for roughly eight weeks March – May, 2019 (the program will likely begin at the end of March). This is a grant-funded outreach program that will run for one spring season.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop interactive, engaging and hands-on programming for a group of 20-30 middle school girls that introduces them to careers in STEM, using Museum resources
  • Work with teachers at the school to plan program schedule and logistics, including start and end dates, meeting times and one planned Museum field trip
  • Serve as a positive role model to a diverse group of young girls
  • Commit to weekly meetings with additional planning time as needed
 
COMPENSATION:
  • $1,600 stipend, taxes withheld
 
IDEAL CANDIDATE POSSESSES:
  • Experience in formal and/or informal learning environments, environmental education and program planning
  • Interest in and passion for science and STEM careers
  • Experience working with middle school students and/or underserved youth
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model to a diverse group of young girls
  • Creative thinking and strong interpersonal/organizational skills
  • Good work ethic, ability to work independently, responsibility, promptness and professionalism
  • Reliable transportation
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Email Erin Apple at erin.apple@naturalsciences.org
  • Subject Line: Girls in Science Outreach Educator Application
  • Email should include:
  • Name
  • Preferred phone number
  • Name, email and phone number for 1-2 professional references (work or volunteer supervisor)
  • Attached Word or PDF document (see below)
 
Attached Word or PDF Document should include:
  • Name
  • 250 words or fewer: Why does this position interest you? Please tell us why you have decided to apply.
  • 250 words or fewer:  How has your work experience prepared you for this position? Please tell us about any experiences you have with teaching in a formal or informal setting.
  • 400 words or fewer: Choose a scientific concept and design a 20-minute hands-on activity to demonstrate this concept. Please explain your activity and how you would make it engaging for middle school students.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
All emailed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.
Please note: We will review all submitted applications after the due date and will contact top candidates promptly to schedule interviews.
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Erin Apple, Coordinator of Youth Programs, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
 
Erin E. Apple
Coordinator of Youth Programs, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
N.C. Certified Environmental Educator
 
11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
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erin.apple@naturalsciences.org