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Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 3054349561
Web Site: https://www.frostscience.org/

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Education Programs Manager


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Job ID:

1217

Location:

Miami, FL, United States

Category:

Academic Staff, Academic-Faculty, Education
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Job Views:

47

Zip Code:

33132

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

09.05.2019
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Job Description:

SUMMARY:

The Education Programs Manager will work in the Education Department to develop and deliver educational programming to visiting school groups, museum camp guests, and general visitors on throughout the year. These may include facilitated classroom-based experiences or hands-on learning opportunities located throughout the museum. The Education Programs Manager will manage the Youth Programs Facilitators throughout the year. Programs will cover all areas of science, including health and wellness, engineering, marine science, astronomy, physics, and zoology.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Adhere to the established policies and procedures of the Museum.
  • Work with Education Department management to develop and implement educational science programming for diverse learners.
  • Provide direct staff management of the Youth Programs Facilitators including performance assessment, scheduling, and mentorship.
  • Work closely with the Community Programs Manager to support and assist programs as needed.
  • Work closely with other museum departments with regards to program design, implementation and staffing models.
  • Collaborate with external partners as necessary to support program implementation
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provides oversight of the enhanced field trip program through staff management, training, and program development, as well as providing direct instruction.
  • Provides oversight as the camp coordinator of camp programs that take place during school holidays and teacher planning days through staff management, training, program and curriculum development, and providing direct instruction when necessary.
  • Monitor spending according to established programming and grant budgets
  • Ensures supplies are ordered, properly organized, and on-hand for program delivery including hands-on elements and associated hand-outs or worksheets.
  • Effectively works with other Museum staff, interns and volunteers to deliver programs to a diverse audience during special events on other specialized program needs.
  • Maintains excellent customer service by maintaining a positive and friendly attitude and through guest interactions by answering questions related to exhibit content, show times, directions, and other general information.

 

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science Education, Museum Education or a related science discipline and at least 2 years of formal education experience in a classroom or similar environment required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Background and/or strong interest in several scientific areas: health, astronomy, physics, marine biology, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: 

  1. Ability to manage entry level staff, including schedule management, performance assessment, and training.
  2. Ability to develop educational programs appropriate for school-aged youth for both a classroom space and within the museum.
  3. Ability to develop educational programs with emphasis on learning through active, inquiry-based exploration.
  4. Able to demonstrate strong educational skills and commitment to delivering scripted learning experiences in addition to developing original programming.
  5. Able to effectively manage groups of students in a positive manner while keeping learning and enjoyment at the focus of the experience.
  6. Comfort with working in a fast-paced environment with creativity, curiosity, integrity and determination.
  7. Able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively share information across and between multiple disciplines and reach audiences with varied technical and organizational knowledge.
  8. Experience working with youth in a museum or other informal learning environment a plus.
  9. Bilingual a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds on select occasions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those as employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work time will be split between working in an open office setting and on the floor observing programs, and helping with program oversight. Occasional exposure to outdoor activities may be requested. Weekend, holiday, and evening work in alignment with programs is sometimes required.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Level 2 background clearance as defined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Program.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V 

Please apply online: https://www.frostscience.org/careers/