Education Specialist

  • London Children's Museum
  • 21 Wharncliffe Road South, London, ON, Canada
  • Feb 27, 2019
Contract Education

Job Description

EDUCATION SPECIALIST (Maternity Leave)
The London Children’s Museum is looking for a passionate, professional and creative Education Specialist to join our team, covering a one-year maternity leave. Reporting to the Director of Visitor Experiences, the Education Specialist will contribute to the development and delivery of outstanding, hands-on education programs, both at the Children’s Museum and in classrooms throughout the region. Our new team member will identify with and exemplify our organizational values which are: Stay Curious, Be Awesome, Be Helpful, Dream Big, Include Everyone and Have Fun.

Position: Full-time, 13-month contract position (maternity leave) at 37.5 hours/week

Key Responsibilities:
  • Deliver high-quality, Ontario Curriculum-connected on-site education programs with students K-Gr 5
  • Coordinate and support the delivery of in-class education programming to students K-Gr 6
  • Coordinate and deliver week-long Museum School programs
  • Develop weekend STEAM-based public programs for children and families
  • Ensure all programming is in line with the London Children’s Museum mission, vision and pedagogy
  • Continually review, assess and revise education programs and the annual Education Guide
  • Coordinate and track all education program bookings in conjunction with the visitor services team
  • Schedule and supervise in-class educators and placement students
  • Act as a liaison with schools, teachers, educators and education-based community groups
  • Support the delivery of daily public programming including Star Shows and exhibit upkeep
  • Work with the visitor experiences team to support additional museum programming as needed
  • Accept other duties as required
Skills & Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Education in primary/junior
  • Demonstrated ability to write, develop and deliver Ontario Curriculum-connected programs with an inquiry-based, hands-on approach
  • Experience in effectively delivering immersive educational programming with students K through Gr 6
  • Enthusiasm for working with children and families
  • Demonstrated understanding of the experiential learning philosophy practiced by the Children’s Museum
  • Love of learning, inspiring exploration and igniting curiosity
  • Passion for science, art, culture and/or heritage
  • Desire to work in a distinctly child-centred environment
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Bilingualism in French is an asset
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset

The London Children’s Museum welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Apply: Please submit your application to Kate Ledgley, kate@londonchildrensmuseum.ca, by Friday, March 15.