Education Specialist

  • London Children's Museum
  • 21 Wharncliffe Road South, London, ON, Canada
  • Feb 13, 2020
Contract Education

Job Description

Education Specialist

The London Children’s Museum is looking for a passionate, professional and engaging Education Specialist to join our team for a four-month contract. Reporting to the Director of Visitor Experiences, the Education Specialist will contribute to the administration and delivery of outstanding, hands-on education programs at the Children’s Museum and in classrooms throughout the region. This 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: Hourly, contract position at approximately 25-30 hours per week
Date: March 2, 2020 – June 26, 2020, with the possibility of extension

Key Responsibilities:
• Deliver high-quality, Ontario Curriculum-connected on-site education programs to students K-Gr 5
• Coordinate and support the delivery of in-class education programming for students K-Gr 6
• Coordinate and deliver week-long Museum School programs
• Develop STEAM-based public programs for children and families
• Ensure all programming is in line with the London Children’s Museum mission, vision and pedagogy
• Coordinate and track all education program bookings
• Act as a liaison with schools, teachers, educators and education-based community groups
• Support the overall visitor experience through the delivery of daily public programming including Star Shows and exhibit upkeep
• Deliver community outreach programs as needed

Skills & Requirements:
• Bachelor of Education in primary/junior, Early Childhood Education diploma or equivalent experience delivering programs to school-age children
• Demonstrated ability to deliver programs with an inquiry-based, hands-on approach
• 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
• 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 cover letter and resume to Kate Ledgley, kate@londonchildrensmuseum.ca, by Wednesday, February 26, 2020.