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Full-Time Openings

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,


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


  • 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

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Lab Technician

Job Overview

The Patrick Center for Environmental Research (PCER) Macroinvertebrate lab is searching for a 12 month Lab. Reporting to the Macroinvertebrate Lab manager this position requires 10%-15% administrative work in the form of scanning forms, data entry, and data checking. Experience working with aquatic larva taxonomy and Chirnomaidae genus is essential.


Candidates should have at least a Bachelors degree in Biology or related field. Experience in Macroinvertebrate labs is required. Familiarity with aquatic ecology systems, Microsoft office suite, and working independently and with a team is a must.

Essential Functions

  • The lab technician will be trained to clear, mount and identify larval insects within the Chirnomidae family to genus.
  • Train and work with Co-ops
  • Collaboration with members of the Delaware Watershed Field Team Field Work 15%
  • Administrative functions such as data entry and data checking
  • Meetings with DRWI Field team
  • Meetings with Patrick Center Science Team
  • Meetings with Center for Academy Team

Supplemental Posting Information

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

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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


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


  • 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