Sr. Curriculum/Professional Development Assistant II

Organization: Museum of Science (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Sr. Curriculum/Professional Development Assistant IIMuseum of Science, Bostonwww.mos.orgInnovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.SUMMARY STATEMENT:The Senior Curriculum/Professional Development Assistant II will work with other curriculum and professional development personnel to develop curricular resources, to oversee organization and logistical aspects of pilot and field testing of the materials, and will help with implementation and data collection. S/he will create high-quality products (curriculum, print and other media). S/he will also contribute to the development of professional development resources and support professional development workshops and outreach events. S/he is expected to generate new ideas for resources, offer professional development sessions, and help with research and evaluation efforts.DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standard driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Storybooks featuring children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds introduce students to an engineering problem. Students are then challenged to solve a problem similar to that faced by the storybook character. Through a hands-on engineering design challenge, students work in teams to apply their knowledge of science and mathematics; use their inquiry and problem-solving skills; and tap their creativity as they design, create, and improve possible solutions. In the end, students realize that everyone can engineer!WORK SCHEDULE:This position is grant-funded, full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.REPORTS TO:Curriculum Development Director, Engineering is ElementaryMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors of Science or Arts degree a minimum. More than one year of curriculum development experience. An interest in or experience with K-12 education, children, and/or teaching preferred. Experience or interest in communicating science and engineering concepts. STARTING SALARY:Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.BENEFITS:Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IN OUR DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC WORK ENVIRONMENT, SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:Human Resources DepartmentMuseum of ScienceScience ParkBoston, MA 02114Fax: (617) 589-0362Email: jobs@mos.orgVisit for our most up-to-date employment listings. No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application. The Museum of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.