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Last updated December 18, 2014

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Science Show Coordinator

Do you have an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM)? Are you comfortable working in front of audiences? Do you have administrative experience with scheduling and supply ordering? If yes, apply for the Science Show Coordinator (SSC) position at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. The Fleet is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The Science Show Coordinator provides visitors with fun and innovative educational experiences using science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). The Science Show Coordinator will conduct an ever-changing array of robust demonstrations that utilize the science center’s various unique content to engage families, students, teachers and all other guests with diverse needs and backgrounds.

This is a temporary part-time position that will work 25 hours per week. The length of the program is from January 2015 to May 2015.

The principal duties of the position include:

  • At least 40% of regularly scheduled work time should be devoted to administrative responsibilities including but not limited to: scheduling, supply ordering, communications, and other duties as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with the Science Show Demonstrator and Fleet personnel to oversee demonstration experiences.
  • Conduct innovative educational demonstrations designed for public audience ensuring these experiences are responsive to all guests and their needs thus enabling their effective participation.
  • Schedule Science Show staff and coordinate daily implementation of demonstration experiences.
  • Implement demonstrations for special events and weekend programs as needed.
  • Model best practices of informal guest experiences appropriate to science centers.

Some of the perks the Fleet offers for part-time employees include:

  • Complimentary passes to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
  • Complimentary passes to other San Diego attractions.
  • Free admission to many of the other San Diego museums and cultural institutions including the San Diego Zoo and Birch Aquarium.
  • Discounts in the North Star Science Store and Galileo's Cafe.
  • Special Invitations to private staff-only preview film screenings and exhibits openings.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Strong background in one or more science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) disciplines required.
  • Public performing, public speaking, or teaching experience required.
  • Understanding of educational best practices.
  • Ability to provide high level customer service experiences.
  • Strong desire to interact with children and the general public in informal educational settings.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a diverse team environment.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with emphasis on public speaking and presenting information to diverse audiences in an understandable and compelling fashion.
  • Ability to organize time effectively and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work in front of a live audience, standing and/or walking for entire shift.
  • Ability to work flexible evening and weekend work schedule.

Please apply on our website located here: http://rhfleet.atsondemand.com/. Applications should be submitted by December 31, 2014.

Director of Education - Elementary Institute of Science

The Elementary Institute of Science (EIS) is a non­profit that has been providing engaging,
hands­on science enrichment programs for students, ages 6 to 18, for the past 50 years.
Our mission is to give children of all backgrounds opportunities to build a bright future by
stimulating an understanding of science and technology. Located near the corner of Market
and Euclid, our after school, weekend, and summer programs are a nationally respected
model of STEM education, (Science,Technology, Engineering and Math).

Qualifications for the Director of Education Position
The ideal candidate for the Director of Education will have experience providing classroom
instruction and supervising staff in a school or after school student enrichment program.
Competitive candidates will have a teaching credential or a science background and Spanish
language proficiency is a plus.

Director of Education Job Description
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Education’s key responsibility is to
develop, oversee and evaluate STEM enrichment instruction for our students. The Director of
Education recruits, trains and supervises instructors most of whom are graduate students or
upper division undergraduate students with a STEM related degree or academic major.
Additional responsibilities include cultivating relationships with local schools and other
community organizations to recruit students and develop new programs. This position is also
maintains relationships with corporations, museums and individuals who provide STEM
enrichment presentations and instructional resources.

Responsibilities:

  • direct and shape curricula and teaching program
  • recruit, hire, train and supervise teaching staff
  • evaluate teacher performance and provide guidance for staff development
  • ensure student safety and oversee applicable regulatory compliance
  • ensure teaching staff is trained and complies with appropriate teacher­student
    interaction and supervision normsresearch and secure curricula enrichment resources such as field trips, visiting lecturers and demonstrations
  • oversee proper use of educational equipment, classrooms and materials
  • develop and maintain budget and prioritize expenditures for instructional staff,
    educational materials, supplies and field trip expenses
  • conduct regular outreach presentations in schools and community based organizations
    to recruit new students and build awareness of EIS
  • foster collaborative relationships with school administrators, other nonprofits and local
    universities’ education departments
  • seek out partnerships with businesses, museums and other nonprofits to enhance the
    educational program and bring in additional educational resources and support
    document educational accomplishments and units of service, design and implement
    program evaluations
  • where applicable, design program curricula to comply with local, state and national
    standards such as California’s Common Core Curriculum and the Next Generation
    Science Standards

With the help of EIS’ Administrative Director:

  • publicize EIS programs to promote enrollment in target community
  • develop, implement and oversee efficient electronic student registration and
    enrollment processes
  • maintain regular communications with parents
  • supervise and train Office Manager (reception/administrative staff) in Education
    Department tasks

With the help of Director of Development:

  • design and implement new programs for the purpose of reaching more students and
    increasing revenues by both grant funding and fees for service
  • Supervise Program Administrator in performing the following tasks related to the
    Education Department:student registration and billing communications with parents
  • supervision of student arrivals and pick up, and assisting in student supervision
    other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Board of Directors

Application Closing Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2015 5pm

Education Manager Full time/Salary DOE/Benefits
Sierra Nevada Journeys Sacramento Division

The Education Manager works at our satellite office in Sacramento, CA. Sacramento is located 90 miles from San Francisco, 105 miles from Lake Tahoe, and is the state capitol of California. Harvard researchers have named Sacramento as “America’s Most Diverse City”. There’s an easy international airport 11 miles from downtown, but with everything to do in Sacramento you might not need it too often! From art to food to events to history, Sacramento’s culture will keep you busy year-round. If you decide you’ve had enough of city life and want to connect with the outdoors you don’t have to go far – Sacramento tied with San Francisco and Boston for third place in a rating of our nation’s best park systems.

JOB DESCRIPTION
SNJ is seeking a dynamic education professional to expand the program base for Sierra Nevada Journeys in Sacramento, CA. This position requires a motivated individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who is passionate about building scientific literacy and critical thinking capacity through outdoor science education across classrooms that mirror the demographics in Northern California. We are seeking someone prepared to teach in a variety of settings (classroom, outdoors, family science nights), recruit and lead volunteers and interns, develop new school relationships and finalize program sales with schools. The position requires an individual who is able to thrive independently and in an atmosphere with a “start-up” feel as the sole full-time SNJ presence in Sacramento (initially), while being supported by a successful non-profit on the cutting edge of the Informal Education industry. The Education Manager will report directly to SNJ’s Education Director, who is based in Reno, NV. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to jobs@sierranevadajourneys.org. In the subject line of your email please include “California Education Manager” and your last name.

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Application Deadline is January 1, 2015