Director of Education
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is seeking a full-time Director of Education who is responsible for the effective development, planning, management, presentation and evaluation of education and public programs for HSC. Education programs include facilitated Discovery Labs for school field trip participants, the Surgery Live! distance learning program, the Expedition Chesapeake online learning program, homeschool programs, professional development programs for teachers and camps for children. Public programs include hosting services and science demonstrations and related activities provided by HSC staff and volunteers for the general public and school groups, and Whitaker on Wheels (WOW) outreach presentations. Responsible for supervising both Education and Public Programs department staff and volunteers. Works directly with the Vice President, Science and Cinema Programs on the development of long-term goals for HSC education and public programs and the development, implementation and evaluation of these programs. Assists with the development and management of the annual operating budget, including grant funds. A bachelor’s degree in science education or related field is required; master’s degree preferred. A valid teaching certification is required (elementary or secondary); Pennsylvania preferred. A demonstrated ability to teach inquiry-based science in an enjoyable, engaging, hands-on manner to a wide range of audiences from pre-K through adult and ability to train others to do the same. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Ability to communicate professionally with educators and effectively with groups of children, including maintaining appropriate decorum in HSC exhibit galleries and classrooms. Minimum five years supervisory experience, including supervision of volunteers, preferably in an educational, museum or related setting. Minimum of 5 years of science center/museum experience at the director level, understanding of grant processes, ability to work within the community, and possess an understanding of the educational importance of HSC activities. Ability to work a flexible schedule to include weekends, evenings and special events. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Provide resume, cover letter and three (3) professional references to
Human Resources department
225 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
by 4:00 p.m. on October 16, 2015, or
email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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