Employment

Hiring

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum is always seeking dedicated individuals to assist with making the basic elements of science and mathematics available for students and adults to investigate hands-on. Positions at the museum range from part-time STEAM Internships that help run and teach science programs, to administrative positions that help plan programs and reach the public, to engineers that help build exhibits, to full-time teaching positions that make an impact in a significant amount of programs offered at the museum. Open positions are listed below, please email hiring@eurekasciencemuseum.org with any questions about other positions available. Applications for STEAM Interns and Instructor are accepted year-round for the upcoming season. If you are interested in volunteering at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum, please see the Volunteer page

Open Positions

General Description of Responsibilities:

The STEAM Summer Educator position is a part-time or full-time seasonal position that assists with all Summer Camp programming offered through the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum during the Summer 2024 season.

The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and educating children in 1st grade through 10th grade about STEAM topics using demonstrations and hands-on activities. The individuals in these positions will be responsible for developing and co-instructing STEAM lessons, providing inquiry based feedback to program participants, and managing classroom behavior. This position requires someone who is passionate about science education, has a desire to work with children, and who can provide meaningful, fun learning experiences to program participants.

This position starts 5/22/24 and ends 8/06/24, flexible scheduling is available.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Co-instruct lessons with peers, admin staff, and other EUREKA! staff and volunteers
  • Deliver STEAM curriculum in an engaging manner, developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Effectively manage classroom behavior for a variety of age groups (1st grade to 10th grade)
  • Engage and interact with parents in a professional and positive manner
  • Provide support for overall program success, including extra duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • A degree (or enrolled in a degree program) related to STEAM and / or Education
  • 1 year of working with elementary age children in professional setting
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
  • Documentation of COVID-19 immunizations

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working with youth
  • Passion for community education and science
  • Developmentally appropriate classroom management strategies

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED training required within 90 days of hire

Application Information:

Wages are dependent on the applicant's qualifications. Starting range between $15.50 - $20 based on qualifications.

To apply, submit this application. Our hiring team will reach out to you within one to two business weeks. Interviews will begin in January 2024. If you have any questions about the position, you can reach out to our hiring team at hiring@eurekasciencemuseum.org.

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. This policy applies to the entire duration of employment or possible employment. EUREKA! is an equal opportunity employer.

General Description of Responsibilities:

The STEAM Summer Educator position is a full-time or part-time seasonal position that assists with all Summer Camp programming offered through the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum during the Summer 2024 season. The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and educating children 1st through 10th grade about STEAM topics using demonstrations and hands-on activities. The individuals in these positions will be responsible for developing and co-instructing STEAM lessons, providing inquiry based feedback to program participants, and managing classroom behavior. This position requires someone who is passionate about science education, has a desire to work with children, and who can provide meaningful, fun learning experiences to program participants.

This position starts 5/22/24 and ends 8/06/24, flexible scheduling is available.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Co-instruct lessons with peers, admin staff, and other EUREKA! staff and volunteers
  • Deliver STEAM curriculum in an engaging manner, developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Effectively manage classroom behavior for a variety of age groups (1st grade to 10th grade).
  • Effectively manage student behavior, prioritizing engagement, safety, and well-being.
  • Engage and interact with parents in a professional and positive manner
  • Provide support for overall program success.

Requirements:

  • Valid Teaching License (preschool through 12th grade accepted)
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
  • Commit to minimum 6 full weeks in between May 28 - August 08

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working in Elementary Education
  • 2 years of classroom experience
  • Current teaching license

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED training required within 90 days of hire

Application Information for Licensed Teachers:

The wage for this position is $25 / hour. To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the hiring team at hiring@eurekasciencemuseum.org. In the subject line, please type: Last Name, First Name: Summer STEAM Educator Application

  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter from current principal
  • OR recommendation from current EUREKA! staff member

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. This policy applies to the entire duration of employment or possible employment. EUREKA! is an equal opportunity employer.

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Summary of Role:

An Environmental Institute Instructor is responsible for facilitating outdoor, science-based, experiential learning for students K-10 during EUREKA!’s summer field programs. We are looking for applicants who love to adventure outdoors, have a passion for environmental science, and enjoy working with students in a wilderness setting. An instructor is responsible for helping to manage safety, logistics, gear, and fun on day-long and overnight trips.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Instructional Responsibilities

  • Deliver / teach lessons that provide students with meaningful, hands-on learning experiences in educational programs outdoors
  • Effectively manage student behavior
  • Maintain an engaging, fun, safe, and secure environment for students
  • Prepared for intensive programming during summer season
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, and dedication to learn and create curriculum

Leadership & Teamwork

  • Strong communication, leadership, and team building skills
  • Provide outdoor recreation and risk management oversight
  • Perform work independently and in a team environment
  • Assist in the museum with EUREKA! daily operations and events on occasion
  • Demonstrate ability to manage stress in a fast-paced environment

Public Relations Responsibilities

  • Engage and interact with program participants and parents in a positive and professional manner
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication techniques
  • Dress and act in a program appropriate professional manner

Safety

  • Adhere to and enforce EUREKA!’s safety policies, procedures and practices to ensure the safety of program participants and staff
  • Assist with risk management practices associated with outdoor recreation / backcountry travel

REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
  • Commit to minimum 6 full weeks in between May 28 - August 08
  • Must have a current Wilderness First Aid Certificate (Wilderness First Responder preferred)
  • CPR, First Aid, AED training required within 90 days of hire
  • Must be over 21 years old
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive larger vehicles including, but not limited to, 12-passenger van, 14 passenger bus, trailer (CDL not necessary)
  • Applicant must be available to work several multi-night expedition camps throughout the summer, sometimes multiple weeks in a row with weekend breaks
  • The position spends time hiking, climbing, biking, and floating in remote settings outdoors. Must be able to maneuver, lift and carry materials, packages, and supplies up to 35lbs.

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. This policy applies to the entire duration of employment or possible employment. EUREKA! is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Information:

Wages are dependent on the applicant's qualifications. Starting range between $17 - $22/hr based on qualifications. Start date May 20, 2024

To apply, submit this application. Our hiring team will reach out to you within one to two business weeks. Interviews will begin in February 2024. If you have any questions about the position, you can reach out to our hiring team at hiring@eurekasciencemuseum.org.

General Description of Responsibilities:

The Math Tutor position is a part-time position that supports in-school math tutoring offered through the EUREKA! Science Museum and School District 51.The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and supporting 3rd-5th or 6th-7th grade students in their D51 math classes with the guidance of their classroom teacher, through small group instruction support. Available math tutoring hours will be during the school day between the hours of 8:30-3:00PM. This position requires a strong leader who is passionate about education, has a desire to work with youth, and who can provide meaningful, fun learning experiences to participants. The purpose of this tutoring program is to close the achievement gap and increase math success and self-efficacy in students. Schools will customize their tutoring model based on their specific math needs and equity challenges. Position requires continual data tracking of student outcomes for grant stipulations.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Support math teachers in local schools through instruction support
  • Building connections with students
  • Assisting with student accountability
  • Communicate with the classroom teacher regarding schedule and student check ins
  • Interact with student participants in a positive manner
  • Communicate with EUREKA! Supervisor(s) regarding schedule and feedback

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of experience working with students ages 8-13
  • 1 year of classroom experience
  • Comfortable with elementary and/or middle school math concepts
  • Commitment to equity, growth mindset (for self and students), high expectations
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prior tutoring experience
  • Education related to math or education
  • Clear communicator
  • Engaging and relatable to students

Additional Information:

Wages are dependent on the applicant's qualifications. Hourly wages start at $20.00/hour. To apply, submit this application. Our hiring team will reach out to you within seven days. If you have any questions about the position, you can reach out to our hiring team at hiring@eurekasciencemuseum.org.

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. This policy applies to the entire duration of employment or possible employment. EUREKA! is an equal opportunity employer.

Staff Testimonials

Charea Magday: Former Animal Care Specialist

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Hi! My name is Charea, and I worked on the Critter Care team caring for our terrestrial animals from August 2022 until I graduated college in December 2023! I really love animals, so working with the critters was an amazing experience. Aside from feeding and cleaning their enclosures, I mostly spent time cuddling the animals and learning about their personalities. This position helped me learn about caring for many different species besides your typical dogs and cats. It also allowed me to learn how to work independently, since I typically came in after museum hours. I think the best part is that I got so many pictures and videos of these amazing critters. I am planning on going into wildlife rehabilitation after this, so my time at EUREKA! will definitely help me out in the future. Thank you to the EUREKA! staff and the animals for helping me learn and grow. I hope that my time spent on the team helped many people learn about all the wonderful things these animals have to offer and I'll truly miss every one of them (even the scorpions).