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Connecticut Science Center

Genetics Educator

FLSA: Exempt, Full-Time (40 hours/week)
Reporting to: Education Department Manager
Key Responsibilities:
 Develop and facilitate innovative, engaging, hands-on genetics and biology related activities for a
family audience
 Develop and facilitate inquiry-based hands-on genetics and biology related labs for students in
grades K-12
 Create and implement adult programming centered on current and emerging health, genetics, and
biology research
 Engage with professionals in genetics related fields and collaborate with them on planning and
developing events for the public
 Assist in the development of curriculum materials focused on genetics for use by teachers
 Assist in the development of Professional Development for teachers focused on genetics
 Train other Connecticut Science Center staff to deliver family, student and adult genetics
 Assist in outfitting and equipping a genetics classroom space for specialized programming
 Maintain and inventory equipment and materials
 Assist in setting up/cleaning up rooms and other spaces for presentation of programs
 Perform other duties as required.
Position Requirements:
 Bachelors degree in Biology and/or education, demonstrating a strong foundation and background
in Genetics or Molecular Biology
 Previous experience creating and teaching hands-on science programs
 Knowledge of best practices used in the teaching and learning of science
 Understands the importance and value of being a member of a larger cross-functional and intra
departmental team
 Excellent presentation and communication skills to a variety of audiences
 Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards a plus
 Flexible schedule to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required
Physical Requirements:
 Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.
 Walking, stooping, and sitting for extended periods of time.
 Standing for extended periods of time.  Reach with hands and arms, seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly.
 Must frequently lift and/or move supplies and equipment up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
 Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels and speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in classrooms. Keen sense of smell when dealing with chemicals.
Qualified applicants will go through an application process, interview process, and must successfully complete a background check.

The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to and please reference “Genetics Educator” in the subject line by April 7, 2017.

Connecticut Science Center
Hartford, CT

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