Job Listing: Education Programs Coordinator

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Science Museum of Virginia - Richmond, VA

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Education Programs Coordinator

Salary - Based on experience.

Job Type - Full-Time

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The mission of the Science Museum of Virginia is to inspire all Virginians to enrich their lives through science. For more than 40 years, the Science Museum has served as the state’s flagship institution for informal STEM learning, employing a broad range of experiences to inspire and engage guests of all ages. Through experiential exhibits, inspiring artifacts, interactive technologies, live science demonstrations, features in the Dome Theater – the largest movie screen in Virginia – and touring exhibitions from around the world, the Museum presents dynamic science programming to hundreds of thousands of guests each year. The Museum is located in the iconic Broad Street Station in Richmond. The Museum also has a satellite location, the Danville Science Center, located in Danville, and is currently developing another satellite location in Northern Virginia.
The Science Museum is seeking a dynamic Education Programs Coordinator. Are you someone who loves to engage with people and facilitate learning? Then join our amazing team of museum educators!
The Education team creates engaging, innovative, and personal science experiences across a variety of platforms that inspire internal and external audiences to discover and nurture their inner-scientist. They make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) relevant, real, and rewarding for guests of all ages both at the Museum and in the community.
This position is involved in the conception, development and implementation of fun, engaging, and scientifically accurate educational programs in support of Museum education programming. Specifically, this person is actively responsible for developing and coordinating fee-based, income generating Museum programs including birthday parties, Summer camp and overnight events. This position supports the Assistant Manager of Education in the development of and staffing and training for the programming for Museum special events such as Model Railroad, family friendly Science After Dark, Minds of All Kinds our sensory friendly events, Science on Tap (21+ evening events) and Science Museum of Virginia cultivation opportunities. Responsibilities include development and delivery of science concepts through activities, demonstrations, workshops and hands-on exhibits, and training and supervision of paid and unpaid staff.
The Coordinator is part of the Education team, supporting other programming such as school programs, out of school time programs and gallery education.
The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday. Some weekends and evenings are required.
Minimum Qualifications
Desirable candidates should be energetic, outgoing, enthusiastic and enjoy “being on stage”; have experience planning, developing, writing and implementing informal science activities; experience delivering science education in an informal setting; experience teaching students K-12. Superior organizational, problem solving, attention to detail and communication skills. The desire, commitment and ability to work with children, families, and adults in a positive, friendly and accessible manner. The ability to perform in front of a large group and to interact one-on-one with the public and visitors of all ages is essential. Must be flexible, patient, resourceful and have the ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, the ability to work in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced work environment, as well as being able to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from college or university with degree in science, education or related field, or equivalent training and experience. Previous experience in informal science education, managing and teaching camp programs, or similar experiences. Experience in a science center or similar environment showing progressive responsibility. Experience working with children from low- income and at-risk populations, and experience with Distance Learning platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet, Word Processing and Spreadsheet programs, such as Google Docs and Excel preferred. Experience managing budgets a plus.
Fluency in a second language and ASL proficiency a plus.
Special Requirements
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, rehires or transfers to disclose their vaccination status upon hire. Disclosure of vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) will be required during new employee orientation on your first day of work. If you are not vaccinated for any reason or choose not to disclose your vaccination status, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resource Office.

The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Science Museum of Virginia will accept ONLY online applications for all Museum employment opportunities. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to “Your Application” in your jobs.virginia.gov Account to check the status for this position. Computers are available for applying for jobs in public libraries, and the Virginia Employment Commission offices. Science Museum Human Resources will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. If any assistance is needed when applying online, please contact Museum HR at 804-864-1477. The Science Museum of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/AA Notice: SMV HR will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization. Equal Opportunity Employer