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To discover the employment opportunities that The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City Utah currently has available, please check the descriptions below.
Job Title: S.T.E.AM. Education Specialist
Salary Level: Hourly
Status: Full Time
Shift: Primarily Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm; Must be able to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays
Department: Education Programs
Reports to: Education Programs Manager
The Leonardo is a new kind of museum connecting science, technology and creativity and encouraging creating, tinkering, and experimenting. The mission of The Leonardo is to inspire curiosity and innovative thinking in visitors of all ages through hands-on invention, interactive learning experiences, and world-class exhibits.
The Leonardo is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic S.T.E.A.M. Education Facilitator to be a part of its Education Team. The facilitator will enhance on-site and outreach museum experiences of visitors and students by helping them to build fluency and understanding of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, math) concepts, core ideas, and related practices and the interconnectedness of all things; to ignite their creative imagination; to be more curious, more informed, and more engaged; and to be inspired to see and act in new and powerful ways.
To this end, an ideal S.T.E.A.M. Education Facilitator is someone who is full of wonder and enjoys experimenting, questioning, and exploring the world around us. S/he is also outgoing and a passionate advocate for helping ALL students and visitors gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for S.T.E.A.M content and the interconnectedness of all things.
The S.T.E.A.M. Education Facilitators will work as a team to administer and deliver a variety of educational programming for museum visitors and Utah students from across the state. Examples of education programs include but are not limited to field trips, summer camps, and outreach to schools. Ideal candidates will be skilled in researching and developing curricula, will enjoy engaging a variety of museum visitors and students, will have a broad educational background, and will have a detail-oriented focus on program administration. An approximate scope of duties is outlined below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- (25%) School Fieldtrips
- Lead Fieldtrips: Greet and orient field trip groups. Communicate with teachers, chaperones, and students to ensure a positive fieldtrip experience. Communicate with museum staff to ensure smooth movement of fieldtrip groups through the museum.
- Assist in the development of fieldtrip materials, including pre and post trip materials.
- Teach workshops: Prepare workshop materials. Teach hour-long classes of up to 40 fieldtrip students at a time. Assist fieldtrip leaders with smooth movement of field trip groups throughout the museum.
- Develop workshop curriculum.
- (25%) Leo on Wheels (LOW)
- Travel with LOW: Travel for both local and out-of-town visits to schools throughout Utah. (Lodging and meal stipend provided). Travel includes driving a pickup truck while towing a large cargo trailer.
- Setup/takedown LOW: Unload and setup exhibit components from cargo trailer into schools. Take down and stow exhibit components from schools into cargo trailer.
- Teach with LOW: Present accurate, positive and engaging information about the LOW exhibit components. Cultivate positive relationships with school staff and community. Participate in the evaluation of exhibit components and planning of new components.
- (25%) Summer Camps
- Develop summer camp curriculum.
- Collaborate with community partners.
- Teach summer camps: Teach weekly morning and afternoon session summer camps from June-August. Prepare camp materials and activities. Ensure child safety and well-being.
- (15%) Administration
- Administer at least one long-term Education Program, including but not limited to: Summer Camps, Field Trip Workshops, Mind Riot, or Teacher Professional Development.
- Duties include: curriculum development, evaluation, data entry and management, and communication with teachers, parents and other program stakeholders.
- (10%) Floor Facilitation
- Facilitate visitor experiences on the museum floor. Participate in the opening and closing of the museum and its exhibits.
- Job duties may change over time at manager’s discretion.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
- Experience managing (and inspiring!) groups of youth.
- Experience in K-12 education instruction or administration.
- Valid Utah Educator license and familiarity with Utah’s education system, standards, and teacher needs a plus!
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or comparable programs; computer literacy sufficient to master new software, including point-of-sale systems.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
- Ability to work in fast-paced environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and members of the public; exercise tact and diplomacy at all times; demonstrate an understanding of protocol and sensitivity to diversity issues.
Training and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in science, technology, education or similar.
- Valid Utah Driver’s License; have a clean driving record.
- Clean criminal record (background check will be required).
- Drive a truck hauling a 25-foot cargo trailer, sometimes with distances of up to 300 miles, often alone.
- Push metal wheeled carts (weighing more than 100 lbs.) up ramps, over uneven terrain, and in inclement weather.
- Lift 25 lbs.
- Stand for up to 6 hours at a time. Bend repeatedly to pick up objects from the floor.
How To Apply: If you are interested, please email your resume to HR@theleonardo.org
Job Title: Museum Experience Educator
Shift: Part-time (15-25 hours a week, more as needed). Shifts are normally 4-8 hours, between 9am-6pm Monday-Sunday, up to midnight on Fridays, on holidays (minus Christmas and Thanksgiving), and for special events. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK 9am-6pm ON SUNDAYS as well as 4-8 hours shifts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays.
Reports to: Visitor Experience Manager
Job Purpose: Design memories, awaken creativity, ignite innovative thinking, change the world!
The mission of The Leonardo is to fuse science, technology, and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds. In fact, the very idea of our museum cannot be realized without the participation of our guest as they explore, discover, and create. We aspire to be a community center of sorts where our guests’ ingenuity, creativity, and curiosity are the primary causes for celebration. We believe everyone has the potential to be creative and innovative; that these frames of mind can be nurtured through play; and once unleashed, they have the power to change the world. To this end for guests in the museum, Visitor Experience Facilitators serve as ambassadors of awe, facilitators of fun, curators of creativity, and co-investigators of innovation! They enhance the museum experience by helping guests to engage in The Leonardo’s exhibits, interactives, and tabletop activities, all of which are designed to help our guests better understand, appreciate, and actively engage in content related to the fusion of science, technology, and art and their impact on humanity. It is hoped that after visiting The Leonardo, our guests will be inspired to think, act, and be more creative and innovative in their everyday life and, as a result, help to make the world a better place. To this end, the ideal candidate will be versatile, enthusiastic about science, technology, design, innovation, and art; love interacting with people of all ages, backgrounds, and personalities; and actively seeking personal growth through continual learning/curiosity, enrichment and participation, problem solving, and creative expression.
Scope of Duties: The Visitor Experience Facilitator is a key member of the frontline team, interacting directly with museum guests on a daily basis. Their three core job functions are to be curious, be engaging, and keep the museum’s public spaces inviting.
- Embody The Leonardo brand through all actions, attire, and attitude.
- Actively seeks out opportunities to engage guests of all ages in an effort to help improve their experiences at the museum: Share your knowledge about the content found throughout the museum and information about upcoming programs; suggest and co-engage in making/doing activities; mentor how operate interactives, technology, etc.; help direct them to needed services (locating bathroom, elevator, and bistro; buying membership; etc.).
- Invite guests to participate, collaborate, and co-create in the museum spaces; engage guests in meaningful ways so that they walk away feeling as though they contributed to the exhibit or gallery. Asks questions, starts conversations, and approaches every interaction as an opportunity to learn something new.
- Make sure all public spaces are inviting for museum guests (and employees!).
- Provide input for the development and continuous improvement of all aspects of museum programming.
- Maintain a well-informed, working knowledge of the programs, services, products, memberships and special offers available and communicate that information in a style consistent with The Leonardo brand.
- Follow the museum’s operational policies and procedures in regard to safety and security to ensure the safety of all staff members and guests.
- Be cross-trained to work in the Gift Shop, SALT Bistro, Birthdays, Events, and Admissions when needed.
- May work some shifts during which alcohol will be consumed by guests.
- Be flexible and willing to help with additional duties as needed. Contribute to a positive team environment.
Characteristics of a Successful Facilitator:
- Happy and engaging; enthusiastic about working directly with the public (all ages); actively seek out ways to be helpful in engaging our patrons.
- Curious and passionate about learning and excited about inspiring creativity in others; proactive about learning about all the content in the museum; has an interest in science, art, and/or technology and the fusion of these fields and the implications for humanity; comfortable with learning and trying new things.
- Optimistic, buoyant/resilient, and helpful; maintains a positive attitude and calm demeanor in fast-paced environment; can think on their feet; sees opportunities instead of problems.
- Kind, thoughtful, and open-minded; values diversity and team work; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and guests; and exercise tact and diplomacy at all times.
- Self-motivated; possess a high degree of initiative, integrity, and accuracy; assertive to ensure all museum spaces are presentable and functional for maximum engagement, enjoyment, and inspiration by our patrons.
- Dependable and punctual; good time management; is self-motivated to stay on task, to produce high quality work, and to finish tasks completely, correctly, and on time; has an attention to detail; is organized and tidy.
- Basic computer proficiency required; advanced proficiency a plus; able to troubleshoot basic technological software and hardware (such as iPads and digital cameras).
Training and Experience Requirements:
- Associate’s Degree or higher preferred.
- Two years of related customer service work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Education, training, or on-job experience in at least one S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) content area preferred; proficient-level knowledge of technology/computer science/coding/robotics, engineering, math, or design is a plus.
- Bi-lingual Spanish speaking is a plus.
- Has an active Food Handler’s Permit and/or Sips & Tips Certification or willing to obtain one or both (cost covered by The Leo) is a plus.
How To Apply: If you are interested, please email your resume to HR@theleonardo.org