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Posted 5/2/2022

Role: Museum Educator

Job Type: Part-time, $16.00 - $18.00 per hour

General Description:

The position includes responsibility for teaching and conducting education programs to school groups, outreach services and leading birthday parties. The employee reports to the Director of Education. This is a part-time position of 15-25 hours per week with some evening or weekend work required as educational programs dictate.

Educator Responsibilities:

The employee is responsible for teaching aviation, space exploration and related topics to the public in a variety of settings. In that regard, the employee attends training sessions in order to utilize the lesson plans and incorporate hands-on objects prepared for these programs; makes suggestions for the modification of lesson plans where necessary; participates in the research and development of lesson plans for new programs; exhibits flexibility to adapt subject matter to different age groups; obtains and organizes educational materials and supplies.

The employee conducts tours of the museum for school groups, youth birthday parties and occasionally for groups of teachers, seniors and other groups. In that regard, the employee must become knowledgeable of all exhibits in the museum galleries and, if necessary, be able to focus on different galleries of the museum depending upon the age and interests of the group.

The employee will be called upon to lead activities with the general public during public programs along with outreach services offsite as needed.

With respect to all programs and activities, the employee will maintain a commitment to accuracy of information and emphasize positive, personal interactions with all visitors.

Essential Requirements:

· The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED);

· One or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Candidate must pass a background check

· Ability to work weekends, holidays, and evenings as necessary if required.

· Enthusiastic and charismatic ability to teach children.

· Good public speaking skills.

· Ability and willingness to engage in positive personal interaction with all visitors, strong customer service skills

· Dependable and punctual.

· Experience in teaching or interacting with elementary school students preferred.

Work Environment:

General museum environment, sometimes required to travel to schools or offsite locations to teach programs

Frequent standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs with the occasional lift of light loads (10 lbs)

The Museum provides a uniform shirt and an ID badge

Face masks are mandatory for the foreseeable future for the duration of every shift.

COVID vaccination required


Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@cradleofaviation.org