Museum Educator 1 (4157U), Lawrence Hall of Science - 27414
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2019
Welcome to the University of California, Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, the country's only science center that is part of a top-tier, public research university. This distinctive affiliation allows the Hall to partner with world-class scientists, engineers, educational leaders, and teachers, with the goal of developing and disseminating the most innovative and effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs available today. Our mission is to inspire and foster science learning for all, especially for those with limited access to science.
- Prepares educational materials, and classroom areas including organizing and requesting supplies.
- Delivers onsite and outreach museum education programming (includes classroom setup, cleanup and travel), adapting program and materials to meet the needs of specific groups.
- Works with others to ensure the overall effectiveness of the Education Department's programming, contributing to analysis of the effectiveness of current programs and methodologies.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Possess effective reading, written communications, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Possess effective verbal presentation and public speaking skills, especially to large groups of 30-300.
- Possess the ability to establish rapport with students and create an inclusive learning environment.
- Possess a positive public service attitude.
- Possess knowledge at a college level of some branch of science (chemistry or astronomy preferred) or engineering and knowledge of educational techniques and child development.
- Possess broad knowledge of basic science, engineering and math.
- Possess skills in basic equipment repair, e.g., soldering, carpentry, electronic troubleshooting and repair
- Computer Skills with business software systems in the completion of work assignments (for example, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
- Physical ability to pick up and carry crates (up to 50 pounds) and load/unload and move heavy carts.
- Comfortable with driving large cargo vans for distances of up to 4 hours.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed.
- Ability to travel (including overnight stays in long-distance outreach destinations) when needed.
- Acquires knowledge of Hall educational program content and objectives.
- Acquires educational programs delivery and management skills.
- Acquires analytical skills to work on program or targeted audience needs assessments.
Salary & Benefits
- Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Continuing education in related field required
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $18.68 - $21.08.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
We are hiring for 2 people to fill a one year, part-time, 32 hours per week, contract position. This position is eligible for full UC benefits, including vacation & sick leave accrual.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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