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Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are committed to equality of employment opportunity and do not discriminate against applicants, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, identity and expression, disability or veteran status. Moreover, we are committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all levels within the University. For additional information, please view the Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy.

Full-Time Openings

Job Title: Leader Academy Science Camp
Group:  Public Programs                                      
Department:
Education
Reports To: Camp Coordinator
Status: Temporary (June 25 – September 1) 
Salary Range:  $11.43/hr,

Summary:

Leaders will be a part of the Academy Explorers Camp program.  Each Leader will be the primary instructor and caregiver for a group of campers of various ages. 

Range of Duties:

  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of a group of about 7-20 campers both in the museum and on weekly field trips
  • Plan and implement natural history lessons for a range of campers
  • Actively engage campers in learning science
  • Learn to handle the Academy’s live invertebrate collection for education purposes
  • Some weekend/evening work required
  • Work cooperatively with a diverse museum education/camp staff
  • Must commit to 7 of 8 weeks of camp (All staff is required to attend training June 25-29)
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • All applicants must pass Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Checks
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in similar setting
  • Strong background in the natural sciences
  • Experience teaching/supervising all ages, preferably in an informal education setting
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • First Aid/CPR training strongly recommended

Apply via: all resumes to cad364@drexel.edu

Job Title: Assistant Academy Science Camp                          
Group:  Public Programs                                                                                                       
Department: Education
Reports To: Camp Coordinator
Status: Temporary (June 25 – September 1)             
Salary Range:  $9.29/hr,

Summary:

Assistants will be a part of the Academy Explorers Camp program.  Each Assistant will help the group Leaders with instruction and caretaker duties for a group of campers of various ages.

Range of Duties:

  • With group Leader, responsible for the safety and well-being of a group of about 7-15 campers both in the museum and on weekly field trips
  • Assist implementation of natural history lessons for a range of campers
  • Actively engage campers in learning science
  • Learn to handle the Academy’s live invertebrate collection for education purposes
  • Some weekend/evening work required
  • Work cooperatively with a diverse museum education/camp staff
  • Must commit to 7 of 8 weeks of camp (All camp staff is required to attend training June 25-29)
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • All applicants must pass Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Checks
  • Must have a minimum of  three years’ experience in similar setting
  • Some background in the natural sciences.
  • Experience with children of all ages, preferably in an informal education setting
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • First Aid/CPR training strongly recommended

Apply via: all resumes to cad364@drexel.edu

Job Title: Museum Educator Per Diem                                  
Department: Public Programs/Education
Status: Part-time/ Weekends or Weekdays        
Salary Range:  $9/hr

Summary:

Do you love science? Do enjoy learning about natural world? Are you someone who loves to engage with people and facilitate learning? Then join our amazing team of museum educators!

Museum educators deliver engaging, hands-on science programs to the museum’s diverse visitors. Staff serve as science facilitators, sparking excitement, curiosity, questioning, and an appreciation for scientific research and collections at the Academy.

Depending on their interests or skills, program staff who show aptitude and responsibility may also have the opportunity to train to work in our exhibits (Butterflies, Outside In, and Special Exhibits) as well as at our regularly scheduled festivals (such as Paleopalooza and Bugfest). 

Hours are variable; staff may expect to work from once a month to once a week depending on programming schedule.

Range of Duties:

  • Teach hands-on science programs to the public and to visiting groups and actively engage visitors in learning science; topics range from dinosaurs, biodiversity, climate change, ecology, evolution, invertebrates, and more.
  • Be happy, helpful, and courteous to all visitors and colleagues
  • Attend all training sessions for the position
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should be outgoing, enthusiastic, and energetic
  • All applicants must pass Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Background Checks
  • Background in Education or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) preferred, especially the natural sciences. Strong interest in the Academy’s Mission (we advance research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for teaching people of all backgrounds
  • Reliable, punctual, and with good attendance
  • Ability to take direction
  • Enjoy learning new information
  • Demonstrate maturity, common sense, flexibility, and reliability
  • Must be 18 or older and have already graduated from high school

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume Mary Bailey, Manager of Public Engagement mvb45@drexel.edu

Part-Time Openings

School Programs Educator

Department: Education
Reports To: Manager of Museum Education
Salary Range:  $10.00/hr
This is a per-diem, part-time position averaging 20 hours/week October-June

Summary:

School Programs Educators will be responsible for teaching PK-12 science lessons in the Academy and at sites around the Delaware Valley including area schools, daycare centers, and community centers. With support from Education managers, School Programs Educators will create lessons considering best practices, state and national educational standards, and individual school curriculum.

In addition to teaching lessons and leading educational programs in the museum and offsite, School Programs Educators will be responsible for all aspects of an outreach program which include transportation (safe driving practices, keeping the vehicle clean, and keeping managers apprised of issues with the vehicle) and communication with the program site (confirming the details of the program with contacts and verifying that all needs for the program are met before you arrive).

School Programs Educators will also be given priority for summer employment with our Academy Explorers Camp (July-August).

Range of Duties:

  • Actively engage students ranging from preschool to grade 12 in learning science
  • Create and implement high quality lessons and build science curriculum concerning a variety of science topics including (but not limited to) paleontology, invertebrates, and adaptations and evolution.
  • Learn to handle the Academy’s live invertebrate collection for education purposes
  • Learn to handle and present a portion of the Academy’s live vertebrate collection (including snakes, lizards, small mammals and small raptors)
  • Work cooperatively with a diverse museum education
  • Weekend, evening and early morning work required
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • All applicants must pass Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Background Checks and a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be comfortable driving in cities, on highways, at night and in inclement weather.
  • Excellent public speaking, organizational, and customer service skills required
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Strong background in the natural sciences
  • Experience teaching/supervising all ages, preferably in an informal education setting particularly preschool-aged children
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Hollie Barattolo, Manager of Museum Education and Access at hab49@drexel.edu.