Temporary Museum Educators in the Education Department at Carnegie Museum of Natural History get hands-on experience that will both challenge and broaden their knowledge of topics in natural history and informal education. Museum Educators will work collaboratively with Education staff to conduct on-site, children’s day camps over the course of the summer. Museum Educators typically lead instruction for groups of 10-30 individuals, execute educational experiences using unique museum resources, and work collaboratively with a team of educators, assistants, and volunteers to deliver effective and engaging learning experiences.
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required prior to beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
Obtaining the required clearances is part of the orientation process. However, if you would like more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm
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Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.
We are looking for energetic and charismatic individuals who are interested in learning and teaching about how natural history affects contemporary life through topics in environmental science, geology, biology, and anthropology. Candidates must have prior experience working with young people and/or adults in an educational capacity. Candidates with bachelor's degree and experience presenting educational programs in informal settings are preferred.
• Embrace the museum’s student-centered, inquiry-based philosophy.
• Thrive in a team environment.
• Have a working knowledge of best practices in guiding student-directed inquiry and facilitating differentiated instruction.
• Are available for daylight hours, Monday through Friday, throughout the summer (June 11-August 24). Some evening or weekend work may be required as needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires constant mobility around the classroom and through museum exhibit halls for several hours at a time. If the person is not able to bend or lift items of 20 – 50 lbs, they must be willing to ask for assistance performing tasks that require these actions.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
Internal Number: 1545
About Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
From rock groups to Campbell’s soup, from T. rex to submarine decks—the four Carnegie Museums are home to hundreds of thousands of objects, including some of the world’s great art and the remains of the Earth’s largest prehistoric creatures. They’re home, too, to thousands of exhibition spaces that make us wonder—about our world, the Universe, the past, and the future. Most importantly, they’re the participants and the hosts of daily exploration—onsite, out in the community, and around the world. They are Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum.