Gallery Learning Experiences Coordinator at The Field Museum

 
From: "Kelsey Stiles [email protected] [talk at museum-ed.org]" <[email protected]>
Subject: Gallery Learning Experiences Coordinator at The Field Museum
Date: September 12th 2017

The Field Museum in Chicago seeks an experienced educator for the Gallery Learning Experiences Coordinator position.

Details can be found here: https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers


Job Description: Gallery Learning Experiences Coordinator 

The individual in this position will work with three other coordinators to comprise a team dedicated to engaging visitors in hands-on experiences focused on Field Museum collections and science.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Staffing and facilitating visitor interactions in The Grainger Science Hub 
  • Developing new content for hands-on activity carts and education programming for The Grainger Science Hub, highlighting Field Museum collections and science 
  • Maintaining all hands-on activity carts so they are ‘visitor ready’ at all times 
  • Assisting in the recruitment, interviewing, training, scheduling and daily coordination of activity volunteers 
  • Collaborating with other Gallery Learning Experiences Coordinators on the frequent rotation of content in The Grainger Science Hub 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelors degree in education or communications required, graduate level degree in education, learning sciences, communications or similar field of study preferred.
  • The ideal candidate must have strong communication skills and excel at successfully managing and interacting with groups of people.
  • The individual must enjoy working with others and possess the ability to read an audience through classroom teaching, stage performance or equivalent.
  • A passion for the sciences is preferred.
  • The individual must be able to successfully work as part of a team by pursuing self-directed projects and activities that contribute to the larger whole.
  • 3-5 years experience in one or a combination of the following is a must – classroom teaching at the PreK-12 level, supervising peers, employees or volunteers and developing learning experiences for informal environments.
  • Bilingual candidates a plus.

Although applying via our online application system is preferred, you may also mail your resume and cover letter to:

The Field Museum
Attn: Human Resources
1400 South Lake Shore Drive  
Chicago, IL 60605




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