Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: 15.00
Organization's Mission: To inspire children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum’s mission is to inspire children of all ages and abilities to imagine, discover, and connect with their world to make a difference. The museum fulfills its mission by supporting children and families of all backgrounds and providing them with a learning experience that is inclusive and accessible to all.

Engaging

DGCM is committed to making sure we are working with the unique communities found in Utah by advocating for all children, having a board of directors that reflects the communities we serve, and partnering with local organizations to ensure resources are available to those families that most need them.

Celebrating

We are lucky to be surrounded by vibrant communities on Salt Lake City’s west side. We celebrate the many cultures that make up our neighborhood through our exhibits and special programming that highlights important events.

Improving

We are aware that there is always room for improvement. We listen to community leaders to better understand what families need from us and are working to make sure our staff is representative of the populations we serve. We are a woman-led organization with four out of six leadership positions being held by women and we continue to make sure all voices are heard in the decision-making process.
Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Outreach Education Manager, the Outreach Science Program Educator will present science outreach program in schools throughout the state of Utah during the current school year and may present teacher professional development programs according to the iSEE schedule. Outreach Science Program Educators will be required to travel across the state of Utah. In addition, Outreach Science Program Educators will also be required to participate in science related programming events and activities to include but not limited to Open House for Public Officials, STEM nights at schools, Children’s Festival, and Bumble Bee Bash.
Primary Responsibilities: · Prepare program equipment and assemble hands-on kits for presentations in advance. Monitor supplies and materials ensuring enough supplies and materials to adequately present the program. Alert the Manager to low supplies in a timely manner.

· Present fun and engaging science outreach programs at elementary schools throughout the state of Utah, generally two each day when possible.

· Travel varying distances to each school and take several 2–5-day trips throughout September, October, March, and April.

· Maintain a safe lab classroom environment, follow safety policies, protocols, and procedures, and comply with Museum rules and regulations. Communicate and reinforce such information to students.

· Maintain current and accurate record, including reconciliation of receipts associated with assigned credit card, teacher surveys, student evaluations, etc.

· Abide by all traffic laws, including not speedingadhering to the speed limit, safe driving practices, and not texting or using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle. Proof of Insurance and clean driving record required. Note that all moving violations are the responsibility of the driver.

· Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions.

· Maintain equipment and inform Manager of vehicle maintenance needs. Equipment will be checked out upon employment.

· Good communication skills, including written for emails and company messaging platforms.

Other duties as assigned, including assisting with field trips and summer camps as needed.
Desired Qualifications: · College degree preferred with core study in either education or a science related field.

· Teaching experience and exceptional presentation skills required.

· Must be good with elementary aged children and have basic classroom management skills.

· Must be responsible, self-motivated, and capable of performing assigned tasks without direct supervision.

· Must be organized and able to effectively multi-task.

· Must have excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills and be able to represent Discovery Gateway in a professional, positive, and amiable way.

· A valid driver’s license is required. Driving record must be free of tickets, and other violations.

· Must be physically capable of safely driving vehicles long distances (more than one hour) as well as short distances.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Health insurance, health savings account, vision insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) matching, life insurance, paid time off, employee discount
How to Apply: Email resumes to eking@discoverygateway.org
Closing Date: 9/4/21
Location: Salt Lake City

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Contact: Laura Cotter
Email: lcotter@discoverygateway.org
Phone: 8014565798