Museum Educator, Harvard Museum of Natural History
Seeking part-time museum educator (apx 17 hours/week) to work
primarily with our school field trip programming inside the Harvard Museum of
Natural History. The educator will teach science programs to visiting school
groups, offer orientations to school and youth groups, provide daily live
animal care, and support the overall field trip experience. The educator will
work within the education team with opportunities to learn from colleagues and
contribute to the work of the department with additional duties as assigned. Visiting school groups range from preschool to
high school but are primarily elementary students. Please review our website
for a list of classes offered at the museum http://hmnh.harvard.edu/k-12-classes
This position is part time, approximately 17 hours per
week with a start date of January 7, 2019. Typical hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30am to 2:30pm
with some flexibility. The position is not eligible
Required: Teaching experience with K-8 audiences in
schools or informal settings. Understanding of and commitment to
student-centered learning. Position requires the ability to lift up to 20
pounds. A background check is required prior to a job offer.
Candidates should have a science knowledge base in biology,
environmental science, geology or a related field. Candidates should also have
experience teaching youth in a group setting, excellent oral communication
skills, commitment to working as part of a team, and the ability to multi-task
and adjust to changing situations.
How To Apply:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Wendy
Derjue-Holzer, HMNH Education Director at the Harvard Museums of Science and
HMSC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract and
support a diverse staff.
December 10, 2018
About this Organization:
The mission of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) is to foster curiosity and a spirit of discovery in visitors of all ages, enhancing public understanding of and appreciation for the natural world, science, and human cultures. HMSC works in concert with Harvard faculty, museum curators, and students, as well as with members of the extended Harvard community to provide interdisciplinary exhibitions, events and lectures, and educational programs for students, teachers, and the general public. HMSC will draw primarily upon the extensive collections of the member museums and upon the research of their faculty and curators.
The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) partnership was established on July 1, 2012 by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Michael D. Smith, to develop a strong, coordinated public face for the six museums that are within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard: