We believe that science matters to the workforce.
People who master STEAM skills are best-prepared to seize the opportunities and face the challenges of the 21st century.
We believe that science matters to society.
Science literacy empowers individuals and communities to ask questions, think creatively, solve problems, and work toward a better quality of life for all.
We believe that science matters to families and individuals.
Curiosity is a critical springboard for early learners filled with wonder, and for teens and adults who crave intellectual ways to better understand their world.
Do you believe Science Matters?
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PAY: $15 per hour
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of Education
SUMMARY: The Educator position is responsible for facilitation of programs and experiences both within Kentucky Science Center and beyond the flagship facility into the community. Educators are responsible for engaging all ages in a variety of program settings. An Educator ensures the “Do Science” philosophy of our organization is accessible to all they encounters. The ideal candidate is motivated, outgoing, and flexible with creative interactions through informal teaching and customer service skills to provide an exceptional visitor experience to visitors of all ages.
- Facilitate educational programs and experiences including exhibit facilitation, demonstrations, walk-up activities, classes, birthdays, scouts and other specialized programming as assigned.
- Facilitate educational programming such as during school, afterschool, and other evening programs in our offsite or outreach capacity to schools or organizations.
- Facilitate hands- on activities and promote critical thinking on a diverse array of topics.
- Staging and restaging interactive exhibit areas to create engaging and inviting spaces for learning. This may include monitoring program supplies and exhibit components to ensure all programming spaces are “visitor ready” on a daily basis.
- Participate in educator training sessions and attend regular team meetings.
- Able to contribute to a positive work environment that fosters collaboration, teamwork and creativity.
- Present educational activities at special events, media/marketing promotions, member events or community events.
- Practice safety and emergency policies and procedures. Maintain a clean and safe environment for program participants in all Science Center classrooms, labs and storage areas in cooperation with other team members.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Actively enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college for either science, education, liberal arts, management or related field and/or 1-2 years experience, in some capacity, involving direct public interface on a regular basis.
- Excellent communication and public interaction skills
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others.
- Satisfactory work record in education field such as youth programs, volunteer or similar community engagement field.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule. Ideally 20-25 hours a week that routinely includes weekends and evening hours.
- Ability to ensure proper use of science equipment, multimedia, technology and safety procedures, after receiving proper training.
- Ability to develop effective programs to engage participants of diverse needs and skills.
- A commitment to Kentucky Science Center’s mission, vision, and values.
PAY RANGE: Starts at $40,000
REPORTS TO: Manager of Camps and Family Programs
SUMMARY: The Camps and Family Programs Coordinator position is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day implementation and enhancement of onsite camps and family programs in alignment with Kentucky Science Center’s strategic plan. This role will work closely with the Manager of Camps and Family Programs to help facilitate our camp expansion plan through consistent and effective parent/guardian communication, development of a cross departmental supply management plan, coordination of volunteer efforts for camps and family programs, and maintaining quality training for all staff. This role will also evaluate family-based programs such as birthday parties, scout programs, family movie events, and sensory friendly programs to maintain high quality.
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
- Day-to-day logistics of camps and family programs- 50%
- Evaluation of program- 20%
- Program facilitation (including weekends as needed)- 15%
- Camp staff and volunteer training-15%
- Collaborates with the Manager of Camps and Family Programs to coordinate all aspects of camps and family-based programs from inception to implementation, and evaluation.
- Collaborates with other internal departments to coordinate infrastructure of camp and family programming such as classroom/lab space reservations, registration and general booking policies, marketing and promotion.
- Maintains timely and appropriate communication with parents/guardians before, during, and after camps and family-based programming.
- Effectively utilizes resources to assess and enhance themes and activities to deliver high quality and innovative camps and family program experiences in alignment with our strategic plan.
- Works with Education Scheduling and Training Coordinator and team members to schedule staff for camps and family programming during the school year.
- Collaborates with leadership to provide high quality training for seasonal camp staff throughout the full camp season as well as for family programs’ staff and volunteers.
- Works as a point of contact to schedule, organize, and evaluate volunteers for camps and family programs.
- Collaborates with associates across the Visitor Experience Department to develop, maintain, and train on a plan for effective and efficient supply coordination.
- Organizes and supports other Kentucky Science Center programs as they integrate camp and family programming into exhibition openings, member events, Science Celebrations, film openings, teacher professional development, and community events as needed.
- Maintains data tracking for supply expenditures, program attendance, and program revenue for camps and family programs and reports data monthly to the Manager of Camps and Family Programs.
- Cultivates and maintains relationships with community organizations, parent groups, school administration and other organizations/agencies related to camps and family programming.
- Practices and enforces safety and emergency policies and procedures and maintains a clean and safe environment for program participants and instructional staff in all Science Center classrooms, labs, and storage areas in cooperation with other team members
- Serves as a key member of cross-functional Visitor Experience leadership team.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- BA or BS degree in science, education, liberal arts, management, or related field or equivalent experience
- Satisfactory work record in youth programs, camps, volunteer, or other related program
- Demonstrated experience in program design, implementation, and evaluation
- Excellent communication and public interaction skills
- Experience with program leadership and supervision of part-time and/or volunteer staff
- Ability to be present for weekend lead rotation shifts and when camps and family programs are occurring
- Able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate a variable program schedule
- Ability to work or train to ensure proper use of science equipment, multimedia, technology, and safety procedures during trainings and camp programming
- Ability to develop effective programs to engage participants of diverse needs and skills
- A commitment to Kentucky Science Center’s mission, vision, and values
- Casual dress code
- Professional development
- Dual membership to Kentucky Science Center and Louisville Zoo with associated member benefits
- Free downtown parking
- Employee Assistance Program
- Discounts on tickets, programs, birthday parties and camps
- Discounts at Subway, in our gift shop, and at participating local vendors
Full-time positions offer:
- Paid Vacation
- Paid Sick Time
- Paid Holidays
- Flexible spending account
- Supplemental life insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Company-paid life insurance and long-term disability
The Kentucky Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Kentucky Science Center celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and guests. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, potential, merit, and business need.
Questions? Contact our Human Resources Manager at Cheryl.Horlander@louisvilleky.gov