Workshop Instructors, Education Programs

Details

Duration: Contract

Location: Mountain View, CA

Department: Education

Summary

The Computer History Museum (CHM) seeks energetic and qualified professionals to serve as Workshop Instructors in the Education department. Workshop Instructors will be responsible for leading hands-on programs for diverse K-12, family, and community visitors. This role will involve learning CHM curriculum for a menu of workshops and implementing discussion-based, hands-on teaching strategies. Workshop Instructors will be responsible for leading all aspects of the programs including content delivery, data collection, and other administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates will be retained for hire as needed, to staff specific workshop dates. Program-specific training will be provided. Events will take place Tuesday through Sunday. Shifts will be approximately 4 hours in length and co-led with one or more Education staff and/or Workshop Instructors. Compensation rate is $20/hour.

Responsibilities

  • Team-teach workshops that have been developed by Education staff for diverse audiences and ages, including K-12 students, families, and community members.
  • Lead all aspects of programs, including gallery discussions, hands-on activities, and small-group working sessions.
  • Learn workshop variations and adapt workshop programs as necessary for different ages and audiences.
  • Use training resources and Museum exhibitions to ensure sufficient knowledge of computer history and the Museum's collections.
  • Participate in all meetings and trainings as required.
  • Maintain supplies and organization of instructional materials; monitor resources and report supply levels to supervising staff; maintain teaching and storage spaces in good working order.
  • Report attendance numbers and other data at conclusion of each program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or significant study towards completion of degree. Preferred area of study in education, STEAM education, engineering, computer science, history, museum studies, child development, or related fields
  • Minimum 1 year teaching experience in classrooms and/or informal educational settings
  • Dynamic, energetic educator with demonstrated experience teaching diverse populations
  • Knowledge of current trends in interactive learning technologies and STEM education in formal and informal environments
  • Knowledge of youth growth and development
  • Knowledge of group/classroom management techniques
  • Organized, reliable, punctual, and independent
  • 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 and enthusiasm to learn new topics and technologies quickly
  • Knowledge of Raspberry Pi technology and Python programming language a plus
  • Spanish proficiency a plus
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required
  • Must be able to provide permissible documents to establish authorization to work in the US

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a list of 2 professional references to: education_jobs_d@computerhistory.org​. Please put the position title on the subject line.