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KidZone Museum

Museum Educator

Operations – Truckee, California
Department Operations
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Museum Educator is responsible for teaching classes/camps in line with emergent curriculum and hands-on child-centered learning with a focus on process, rather than product. The educator is also responsible for developing curriculum working as a team member with other Museum teachers and staff.  Educator must attend and prepare for museum special events, such as but not limited to:  Farm Festival, Daddy and Me, Science Festival, Airshow & Family Festival and other community events. Hours are usually up to 20 weekly and can be up to 35 hrs. a week during camp sessions.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Educational Duties

  • In conjunction with education team, develops and implements educational curriculum for children through elementary age that follows Museum education policy. Teacher communicates class information to staff and student’s parents.

  • Maintain a safe classroom environment.

  • Educator must: Fill out accident reports when needed. Call 911 in a dire emergency and emergency contact person for child when applicable. Make sure all liability waivers are collected before child participation. Check enrollment daily, and make a list of parent contact names and emergency numbers for easy access. Supervision of children is top priority.

  • Assist with exhibit areas as requested.

  • Ensure rooms are well-stocked and inviting, plan projects that are creative and engaging and inform supervisor of restocking needs for materials. Be prepared before class/camps and ensure timely clean up.

Administration Duties

  • Collect surveys and statistics from classes, and make sure all parents sign in and out of class. Call parents if class is canceled and you are unable to find a substitute.

  • Follow guidelines in the child abuse prevention manual and all museum policies.

  • Teachers must attend meetings as deemed appropriate by supervisor. Classes and conferences related to museum learning are encouraged.

  • Create quarterly goals and status updates in BambooHR and report on progress to supervisor.

Skills

Good communication, written and verbal skills. Experience supervising and teaching children. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Google Platform expertise. Studies in Education, STEAM, Early Childhood/ Human Development/ Arts, Reggio or Waldorf desirable. CPR certification leadership and safety training.

DISCLAIMER

This job may change as the Museum’s capacity grows. Staff is bound to the rules and regulations of the Museum to be determined by ED and the Museum Board of Directors.

All employees are required to occasionally assist at front desk, snow removal and cleaning. KidZone is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Truckee, California
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
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