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Today’s Hours

Entry Level

On-Floor Educator– part-time

Embody our “Let’s science” mission as you engage guests in scientific experiences.

Perform short demonstrations for varied audiences and facilitate a wide range of hands-on, minds-on STEM activities on the exhibit floors.

Applicants must be comfortable communicating in front of groups and have a willingness to enthusiastically embrace topics across many different STEM fields. Applicants should be able to learn quickly, be flexible, operate independently while sticking to a schedule, and maintain safety protocols.

Schedule is determined by supervisor within operating hours Tuesday through Friday 9:30-4:00, Saturday and Sunday 9:30-5:00. Weekday, weekend and combination shifts are available. Seasonal shifts are available during the summer holiday.

Basic Function:

Presents short stage shows and facilitates hands-on activities on the museum exhibit floors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Presents 5-15 minute long science demonstrations on the demonstration stage

2. Facilitates hands-on STEAM activities on the exhibit floors

3. Engages guests conversationally in a wide variety of STEAM topics

4. Provides excellent guest service, including helping orient and inform guests about museum offerings

5. May perform other duties as assigned

Education:

At least one year of college coursework or comparable experience

Experience:

Prior experience interacting with school age children strongly preferred

Prior experience in customer service preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Basic science knowledge, including some familiarity with physics, chemistry, biology, and/or engineering principles
  • General behaviors and abilities of children

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and English-language oral communication skills
  • Excellent informal presentation skills
  • Adaptability to varied audiences and situations

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively to children and adult guests
  • Feel comfortable in front of an audience of up to 50 people
  • Connect with diverse audiences
  • Clearly convey information on STEAM-related topics
  • Independently manage time and follow a schedule
  • Accurately follow procedures and uphold safety protocols

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass background check

Pay:

$15.00/ hour

How to Apply

Please download and complete MSC’s employment application form and submit it with a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@mdsci.org with the position as the subject.

OR MAIL OR DELIVER TO:

Education – Human Resources
Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore MD 21230

 

EOE/M/F/H/V. No phone calls please.