Museum Educator 3 (4159U) #23505

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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: July 14, 2017
Departmental Overview
The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center, inspiring and fostering understanding and enjoyment of science and mathematics for K-12. The body of LHS work includes development of dozens of exhibitions, published curricula, used by more than 25% of the nation's elementary students, hundreds of programs for students, and professional development for teachers. LHS programs are in wide use in every U.S. state, as well as internationally, and represent a significant contribution to precollege science and math education, as well as public understanding of science. The Lawrence Hall of Science employees over 300 staff members and has a 26 million dollar financial portfolio derived by federal and state contracts and grants, foundation and private gifts, memberships, and revenue generation.
Involves planning, implementing and presenting educational programs that enhance public understanding of collections, research, exhibitions, and museum's subject areas. Conducts research, and develops and produces written educational materials. Develops and presents gallery talks, lectures, seminars, symposia, and other educational programs. May coordinate volunteers and/or docent program.
Researches and develops written educational and reference materials.
Designs and implements plan for increasing efficiency of program implementation.
Evaluates appropriateness of of supply inventory and improves efficiency and organization of supplies related to specific museum programs.
Manages project implementation budget.
Promotes programs to target audiences.
May train and oversee volunteers related to project.
Required Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of informal educational techniques.
Thorough knowledge of the learning characteristics of museum audiences.
Thorough knowledge and skills in training development and learning strategies.
Thorough knowledge of learning environment design.
Advanced project management skills.
Thorough knowledge of emerging educational technologies.
Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Originality, creativeness and ability to engage staff in professional learning opportunities.
Master's degree in education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Continuing education in related field required.
Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $45,300 - $70,000/annually. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information
This is a one year contract position with full benefits eligibility.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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