Job Title: Youth Programs Facilitator
Organization: Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Location: Miami, Florida
How to apply: Visit http://www.frostscience.org/careers/
SUMMARY: The Youth Programs Facilitator will work under the supervision of the Education team to deliver educational programming to visiting school groups as well as youth programming through camps and classes. These will be either facilitated classroom-based experiences in the sciences or hands-on learning stations located throughout the different museum exhibitions. Programs will cover all areas of science, including health and wellness, marine science, astronomy, physics, engineering, and zoology.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Deepens the experience of visiting school children by facilitating classroom-based, inquiry investigations to enhance a visit to the Museum’s exhibitions.
- Supports delivery of youth programs such as camps, classes and workshops.
- Supports an enhanced experience for school children and other visitors by delivering informal interpretive programs at different places within the Museum’s exhibitions utilizing science materials and specimens.
- Adheres to daily program schedules and other rotational tasks as assigned.
- Works with other staff, interns and volunteers to deliver programs to a diverse audience during special events or 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.
- The Youth Programs Facilitator will have a schedule that is primarily mornings and afternoons during the week. Some evenings and weekends will be required.
- Perform other job-related duties as requested.
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
- Degree in Education, Museum Studies, Science or other related degree, either completed or in progress
- Background and/or strong interest in several scientific areas: health, astronomy, physics, biology, etc.
- Experience working with children, youth, and/or families in informal learning environments is a plus.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Can demonstrate strong educational skills and have a demonstrated commitment to delivering scripted learning experiences.
- Can effectively manage groups of students in a positive manner while keeping learning and enjoyment at the focus of the experience.
- Has excellent interpersonal skills.
- Can follow the Museum's mission statement, goals, and policies as per employee manual.
- Can work in a fast-paced environment with creativity, curiosity, integrity and determination.
- Can demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively share information across and between multiple disciplines and reach audiences with varied technical and organizational knowledge.
- Bilingual preferred (Spanish preferred, Haitian Creole a plus).
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V