Suit-Cabot Laboratory Fellow

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

Suit-Cabot Laboratory FellowMuseum of Science, Bostonwww.mos.orgInnovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.SUMMARY STATEMENT:Assist the other Interpretation staff in providing hands-on, inquiry and design-based learning experiences for Museum visitors in the Suit-Cabot Laboratory. Engage all visitors in investigations and challenges that encourage them to use the skills of scientific inquiry and engineering design; help them explore the exhibits by providing guidance with exhibit components and offering access to tools, artifacts, and other pocket props that will enhance their experience and help them make meaningful connections; facilitate hands-on activities for both school groups and the general public; help them explore a wide range of topics in laboratory science and engineering using laboratory tools and techniques. Assist in the daily operation of Interpretation Programs by maintaining materials and spaces, delivering daily volunteer briefings as needed, and training, supervising, and mentoring the volunteers and part-time staffRESPONSIBILITIES: Spend up to 10 hrs/wk facilitating programs for school requests and visitor investigations in the exhibit halls, temporary exhibits, and the lab. Oversee set-up and cleanup of program activities. Maintain a safe environment in the laboratory classroom and prep-room. Assist in communication with teachers to schedule school reservations and prepare groups for their visit. Learn a minimum of 2 programs in the first month, and continue learning an average of 1 new program each month thereafter until all necessary programs have been mastered. Assist with the training and support of a diverse crew of up to 2 part-time staff and 10 volunteers per shift. Assist Interpretation Staff in the development and implementation of new programs. Interpretation programs operate 7 days a week. Weekend and/or Holiday availability will be required.WORK SCHEDULE:This position is temporary, part-time, 28 hours/week, through June 2015. During the school year, the position will have a Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday schedule; during the summer, the schedule will be more flexible.REPORTS TO:Director, Visitor ProgramsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors of Science or Arts degree Preferred More than 6 months of teaching experienceSTARTING SALARY:Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.BENEFITS:Benefits for part-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 80 hours of paid time-off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.