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.