The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is one of the premier science research and cultural institutions in the country. The American Museum of Natural History is seeking an experienced Educator to perform a variety of teaching and program design responsibilities as a part of the Children and Family Learning (CFL) division of the Department of Education. Responsible for a variety of programs that serve children of ages 2-10 and their caregivers, the CFL division oversees the administration of summer camp programming, after school events, multi-year science enrichment programs, large scale family outreach festivals, and the Museum's Discovery Room exhibit when needed.
The CFL Educator will deliver informal science programming spanning a wide variety of physical and natural science topics and in a range of learning environments. Teaching in after school, weekend, and camp programs as needed, the CFL Educator must rely on adaptive teaching styles that respond to the needs of a diverse cross-section of program participants and integrate assets of the Museum (e.g using Museum Halls and collections to support learning).
Job Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Teach across CFL programs in preK-5th grade classes and family events and covering a broad range of scientific fields such as Biology, Earth Science, Anthropology, Paleontology, and Astrophysics. Provide teaching assistance to other teachers in similar classes as needed.
- Greet visitors and support their learning in the Discovery Room through direct facilitation.
- Collaborate with other educators and program managers to plan and test activities, set up for classes, gather teaching specimens and equipment, prepare activity materials, and clean-up after programming.
- Research science content, as it relates to the Museums disciplines, Halls and Exhibitions, and current child development practices and theories to develop innovative curriculum for early childhood, elementary, and family audiences.
- Become an active member of an informal science education professional learning community by participating in internal staff development sessions.
- Collaborate successfully with parents and families to support learning goals for all programs.
- Support and collaborate with colleagues and staff of Children and Family Learning, AMNH Education and across the Museum in order to create a robust community of practice.·
- Assist with classroom and learning environment upkeep and maintenance and participate in routine husbandry tasks for the CFL live animal collection as needed.
- Must be available for occasional weekend work.
The expected salary for the Children and Family Learning Educator is $53,045. The AMNH offers an extensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our dedicated and diverse community.
Pay will be determined based on several factors. The hiring range for the position at commencement is based on the type of work and the scope of responsibilities. The salary and placement offered is based on a number of individualized factors, including, but not limited to, skills, knowledge, training, education, credentials, areas of specialization and depth and scope of experience.