Candidates must possess direct experience working in a museum, science center, planetarium, community-based organization, or other venue of free-choice learning, with 5-10 years' experience in program development and the application of free-choice learning in informal education environments. Strong teamwork, collaboration, verbal and written communication, and project management skills are essential.
Direct experience in the following is preferred:
- Innovative use of emerging technology and strategies to achieve informal education goals;
- Development of partnerships, materials, and learning experiences that authentically serve and engage audiences traditionally underserved / underrepresented in STEM fields;
- Knowledge of informal education research findings, evidence-based practices, and assessment techniques in free-choice learning environments.
The candidate must possess demonstrated creativity, leadership skills, and credibility in the field of informal science education, as evidenced by a record of innovative informal science education programming, publications, service to the field, and/or membership in relevant professional societies and organizations.
Experience with program development in several of the following areas is required:
- Digital learning, multimedia, and immersive experiences
- Exhibits and exhibit programming
- Maker programs
- Engagement of underserved / underrepresented audiences
- Involving scientists in informal education programming
- Hands-on activities and demonstrations illustrating STEM concepts
- Youth and family programs
- After-school / out-of-school-time programs
- Professional learning experiences for educators
- Partnership-building with a variety of informal education and community-based organizations is preferred.
An advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education, Science or a related field is required, with a background in science education and experience in astronomy is preferred.
Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/jobs and attach ONE PDF including a cover letter and resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job # 16-0280 in the filename. Applications received by October 21, 2016 will receive full consideration. Campaign will stay open until the position has been filled.
STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.
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