Educator, Community Programs

Details

Duration: Full-time

Location: Mountain View, CA

Department: Education

Summary

The Computer History Museum seeks an energetic and qualified professional to serve as its Educator for Community Programs.  The Educator reports to the Vice President of Education, and receives assignments from other department staff; s/he also interacts frequently with colleagues throughout the Museum.  CHM is a collaborative culture; as with all staff, the Educator acts to support teamwork, open communication, trust, and respect among peers.  

The Computer History Museum is a unique, world-class collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and teaching institution, exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society.  The Educator, Community Programs serves in a public role, representing the Museum and its mission for diverse visitors from around the Bay Area, the US, and the world.  This is an excellent opportunity for a developing museum professional, as it will provide exposure to museum and education professionals and practices involved in the growth of a rapidly expanding institution.

This is a full-time, exempt position.  Schedule will be Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional Sundays and evenings as needed for special events.  

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with program design and planning, including development and production of educational activities, teaching resources, and marketing materials.
  • Assist with operational management of educational programs and events on and offsite.
  • Coordinate program details on day of event; act as staff contact for program participants.
  • Participate in marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Purchase, coordinate, and maintain materials and supplies.
  • Track visitor and volunteer data, and provide regular reports.
  • Represent Education at weekly meetings with Museum events staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualifications

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in classrooms and/or informal learning environments; knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of diverse learners.
  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred area of study in education, history, STEM education, museum studies, or related fields.
  • Working knowledge of educational theory and practice, theories of museum education and informal learning, and trends in interactive learning technologies.
  • Strong event planning and management skills.
  • Creative and enthusiastic self-starter with excellent follow-through on projects and assignments.
  • Organized, reliable, punctual, and independent; ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with people of all ages, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to learn new topics and technologies quickly.
  • Flexible or able to adjust and adapt as projects change and develop.

How to Apply

Please email resume & cover letter to educationjobs@computerhistory.org.