Employment

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 camps, 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. Please see below for a list of all currently available positions. Applications for STEAM Interns are taken year-round for the upcoming season. If you are interested in volunteering at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum, please see the Volunteer page

Positions

General Description of Responsibilities:

The EUREKA! is seeking a dynamic individual to further the educational growth of learners in our community while outside of the four walls in a traditional classroom. The EUREKA! Environmental Institute Director is responsible for the creation, oversight, administration, and implementation of engaging science based outdoor education and recreation programs for learners of all ages, focusing on K through 12th grade students.

The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and educating children enrolled in Environmental Institute programs that learn in outdoor environments. These S.T.E.A.M. based programs are centered around learning about the world around us through an outdoor classroom. For a full list of responsibilities, please see the Job Description.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and write high-quality NGSS aligned outdoor recreation lesson plans for Environmental Institute camps, field trips, and special events
  • Deliver / teach lessons that provide students with meaningful, hands-on learning experiences
  • Hire, train, and manage the Environmental Institute staff team
  • Assist with training staff on risk management practices associated with outdoor recreation / backcountry travel

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher is STEM, Outdoor Recreation / Education, Parks & Recreation, Kinesiology, Sports Management, or other related field (Master's preferred)
  • Successful outcomes on a background check
  • Current COVID-19 immunization card

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Experience leading outdoor recreation trips (3 years or more)
  • Experience working with students (5 years minimum)
  • Experience supervising employees (2 years minimum)

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

  • CPR, First Aid, AED certificate
  • Wilderness First Responder or equivalent certification
  • Valid Driver's License

Additional Information:

Full Job Description

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references (name, email, phone, relationship, and date of relationship) in one document with the title “Last Name_EIDirector_2021”to jmoore@eurekasciencemuseum.org by 10pm Nov 21st. Please no phone calls.

General Description of Responsibilities:

The Preschool Teaching Assistant position is a part-time position that assists with all educational programing offered through the Nest Preschool.

The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and educating children in the Nest Preschool located on New Emerson Elementary campus. The Teaching Assistant will help teach about STEAM using demonstrations and hands-on activities along with the established preschool teachers. This position is part-time, with the potential to add additional responsibilities based on the hired applicants qualifications and availability.

Additional responsibilities include assisting in other programs such as: camp programs, after school programs, no school days, birthday parties, and more for a variety of age ranges. 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 preschool aged children, and who can provide meaningful, fun learning experiences to program participants.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Co-instruct lessons with other preschool teachers
  • Effectively manage classroom behavior
  • Engage and interact with parents in a professional and positive manner

Requirements:

  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
  • Documentation of COVID-19 immunizations

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working with youth

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

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

Additional Information:

Wages are dependent on applicant's qualifications. Range from $13.00 - $16.00 / hour

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the Operations Director, Austin Solko, at asolko@eurekasciencemuseum.org

  • Resume
  • Current availability times

General Description of Responsibilities:

The Assistant STEAM Instructor position is a full-time, year-round position that assists with all educational programing offered through the EUREKA! Science Museum and other partner organizations.

The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and educating children in preschool through 12th grade about STEAM using demonstrations and hands-on activities. Assistant STEAM Instructors deliver educational content in camp programs, after school programs, no school days, tutoring, field trips, birthday parties, outreach demonstrations, and more. 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 a strong leader who is passionate about science education, has a desire to work with youth, and who can provide meaningful, fun learning experiences to program participants.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Co-instruct lessons with peers, admin staff, and other EUREKA! staff and volunteers
  • Effectively manage classroom behavior
  • Develop programs and write lessons for upcoming camps, programs, and events

Requirements:

  • Graduate from a degree program related to STEAM and / or education
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
  • Documentation of COVID-19 immunizations

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working with youth

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

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

Additional Information:

Wages are dependent on applicant's qualifications. Range from $14.00 - $16.00 / hour

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the Operations Director, Austin Solko, at asolko@eurekasciencemuseum.org

General Description of Responsibilities:

The STEAM Intern position is a part-time position that assists with all educational programing offered through the EUREKA! Science Museum.

The incumbents will be responsible for engaging and educating children in preschool through 12th grade about STEAM using demonstrations and hands-on activities. STEAM Interns deliver educational content in camp programs, after school programs, no school days, birthday parties, and more. 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 youth, and who can provide meaningful, fun learning experiences to program participants.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Co-instruct lessons with peers, admin staff, and other EUREKA! staff and volunteers
  • Effectively manage classroom behavior
  • Engage and interact with parents in a professional and positive manner

Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time college student enrolled in a degree program related to STEAM and / or education
  • Successful outcomes on a criminal background check
  • Documentation of COVID-19 immunizations

Desired Qualifications / Experience:

  • Prefer experience working with youth

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required:

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

Additional Information:

Wages are dependent on applicant's qualifications. Range from $12.32 - $14.00 / hour

To apply, applicants must submit the following via email to the Operations Director, Austin Solko, at asolko@eurekasciencemuseum.org

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Current school transcripts (unofficial is okay)

Applicants are hired as needed at the start of each semester and / or summer season. High performing applicants are invited to stay for multiple years. For more information about best times to apply, start dates, or any other questions, please reach out via email to the Operations Director, Austin Solko, at asolko@eurekasciencemuseum.org

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