McWane Science Center – Summer Educator

SUMMER EDUCATOR (27.5 HRS/WK FOR MORNING OR AFTERNOON SHIFTS FROM MAY 30 – JULY 29)

Job Status: Part-Time/Temporary

Position Summary: (Education)
Summer Educators are responsible for presenting and demonstrating inquiry-based science programs to campers during summer months.  Duties include taking the lead role in the instruction of summer camps for ages 4K – 9
th grade by developing and providing appropriate grade level programming, classroom management and instruction. Other responsibilities will include assisting with before/after care and lunch supervision, taking shifts at the High Cycle and at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank as well as assisting on the floor with informal public presentations, demonstrations and exhibit interpretation.  Summer Educators may also be trained and scheduled to present Outreaches throughout the state on the weeks they are not teaching camps.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicant must possess a degree in science, education or related field; have excellent communication and customer service skills; the ability to work well with a variety of people in a fast-paced environment; comfort leading group presentations; and the ability to effectively interpret and communicate science concepts. Additional qualifications include possession of a valid Alabama driver’s license, liability insurance as required by state law and an acceptable motor vehicle report. Physical qualifications include, but are not limited to, the ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift/pull/push objects up to 20 lbs.; hearing/visual acuity; exposure to chemicals/fumes; and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Additional Information:
27.5 hours per week (morning or afternoon shifts) from May 30 through July 29. Training is required the week of May 30-June 3. Camps begin June 6.

Melissa R. Renda
Human Resources Administrator
McWane Science Center
200 – 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Telephone:  205.714.8412
Fax: 205.714.8400
www.mcwane.org