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Employment Application Process

EdVenture is committed to creating a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment for all staff and volunteers. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive for diversity in all jobs at all levels with the organization. All resumes and applications are maintained on file for six months. Open positions will remain listed on this page until filled.

Applications are accepted only for specific job vacancies as posted and are only accepted via email. Applications should be completed and emailed to jobs@edventure.org. Please put the position(s) for which you have applied in the subject line of the email. In addition to the application, a cover letter and resume are required for all full-time positions. You will be notified by phone or email, if you are chosen for an interview. We are unable to respond to your phone calls or emails about specific positions.

In addition to our paid positions, we offer many Volunteer and Intern Opportunities as well. Please email volunteer@edventure.org for more information.

 

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Current Available Positions (updated 7/29/2015)

Club EdVenture After School Educator

Early Childhood Manager

Guest Experience Associate

Program Guide

 

Club EdVenture After School Educator

Reports directly to Club Edventure Programs Site- Coordinator/Program Coordinator

PART TIME/NON-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

This position works closely with the Club EdVenture Program Site-Coordinator to implement After School Program’s curriculum located at selected school sites.  After-school programs target young children, youth and their families, teachers, and educational administrators.
This staff member will work in collaboration with both Program Staff and Vista Coordinator in maintaining all materials and supplies, assisting with coordinating parenting initiatives and meetings with regular school day teachers to provide developmentally appropriate practice and activities to all enrolled students. Ensures appropriate communication about Club EdVenture Programs internally (with Club EdVenture Site-Coordinator) and externally with each (school administrator and in school site newsletters).

Work Schedule and Conditions:

Part-time of 20 hours per week, from 2:00-6:00pm.  Some evenings and weekend work may be required. The staff will occasionally be required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy objects and materials. 

General Responsibilities include:

  • Assists in implementing and planning related activities for the Club EdVenture Programs. This includes implementing STEM activities, ordering and disseminating supplies, writing lesson plans. Programs include, but are not limited to after school programs and school district(s) collaborative partnerships upon requested.
  • Prepares for on-site coordination and supervision of afterschool staff, assures all after-school programs are well staffed, notifies Program Coordinator of substitute educator need, assures all programs are following and implementing the Club Edventure staff as required.
  • Maintains and submits accurate weekly records, files, and data systems for EdVenture reporting (e.g. attendance, student data-qualitative and quantitative, standardized testing scores, Assures all information is submitted by deadline to Program/Vista/Finance Coordinators/staff.
  • Assists in identifying staff training needs and appropriate staff and/or volunteers to deliver "special" programs/training when necessary or identified by school administration.
  • Assists in evaluating all staff for pre-monitoring by Club Edventure Manager.
  • Delivers regular feedback to staff through group and one-on-one meetings.
  • Offers emotional support and guidance to staff, and parents.
  • Collects and prepares all newsletter information.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Minimum of 9 semester hrs. (from an accredited college) in child development, early childhood, elementary, middle school education or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant educational setting; teaching experience, and/or knowledge of after-school programs.
  • Should be interested in working with children, youth and families,
  • Should be a team player and have an understanding of managing and collaborating with other stakeholders.
  • Must have a desire to provide high quality customer service, and knowledge of program evaluation techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy required, including MS Office.
  • Certificates, Licenses, SLED clearances, valid SC Driver’s license

Materials and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, fax, calculator and copier.

 

Early Childhood Manager

Reports directly to Director of Education Programs and Partnerships

FULL TIME/NON-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

EdVenture Children’s Museum, the South’s largest children’s museum, seeks a Museum Educator to join its creative and dynamic team.  Responsible for  working across the organization to build, strengthen, and implement the museum’s early childhood programs, including free and fee-based public programs, on-site and outreach school programs, professional development programs, exhibit-related and special event programs, and grant funded initiatives.

Work Schedule and Conditions:

Weekly Schedule of up to 40 hours per week Monday-Friday (on museum floor and in office). Occasional evening and weekend work required. Frequently required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy objects and materials.

General Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the museum’s early childhood programming and opportunities (creation of content and implementation) including  free and fee-based public programs, series programs, in-house and outreach school programs, camps, professional development programs, as well as exhibit related and special events programs, and grant-funded partnership programs.
  • Scheduling and training EdVenture staff responsible for program delivery using the museum’s online tools.
  • Managing all necessary supplies and materials for early childhood programs. Accountable for keeping an up-to-date record of all spending/purchases as well as managing the spending/purchases of the Early Childhood Educator.
  • Managing the implementation of early childhood conferences and other relevant professional development programs for early childhood educators, birth–5K, including grant-funded initiatives.
  • Working closely with team members to secure new community partnerships and funding opportunities that support the museum and its satellites and, ultimately, building the reputation of EdVenture Children’s Museum as a statewide leader in early childhood education.
  • Gathering and reporting a wide array of data designed to demonstrate program effectiveness.
  • Assisting the education and museum experience management teams in planning and creating of relevant exhibit-related special events, and public programming, including the planning and implementation of large annual revenue-generating family events including, but not limited to, Storybook Ball, Gingerbread Jamboree and Family Engagement Events.
  • Working with team members to update the School and Group Program Guide and the marketing department to ensure that all programs and content are communicated effectively, ensuring that budget goals are met.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Minimum Qualifications: Should be a team player and have an understanding of hands-on and informal learning (able to present on topics such as Reggio Emilio approach to learning, Good Start, Grow Smart, current trends in early childhood education, etc.), a commitment to providing high quality quest services, public speaking experience, and knowledge of evaluation techniques. Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, as well as being computer savvy, including being fluent in MS Office, PowerPoint, Prezi, and Excel.

Education and/or Experience

Earned a Bachelor’s degree in early-childhood education and/or early childhood development from four-year college or university with relevant work experience. Minimum of five years experience in education, child development or other related areas. Teacher certification highly recommended.

Materials and Equipment Used:

Computer, phone, fax, calculator, copier and database systems.

 

Guest Experience Associate

Reports directly to the Guest Experiences Manager

FULL TIME/NON-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for delivering the highest quality guest experience for museum visitors by contributing to and often leading interpretive exhibition programming for children and their families; consistently engaging guests and inspiring children’s imagination through play and sharing an exhibition’s educational connections with children’s caregivers.

Work Schedule and Conditions:

Regular schedule of 40 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday. Evening and holiday work sometimes required. Guest Experience Associates will be required to stand and move throughout the museum for extended periods of time and are occasionally required to assist lifting and carrying heavy materials.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing the highest standards of customer service
  • Representing EdVenture in a professional manner when responding to questions and concerns of the guests and volunteers.
  • Working with staff to help develop and offer excellent museum exhibition interpretive programming and educational experiences for the guests.
  • Responding effectively to visitor related issues including programming questions and exhibit issues
  • Presenting educational programs to day camps, child cares, and school groups.
  • Working collaboratively with the museum’s education and experiences team to execute signature EdVenture public programs and special events (sometimes after-hours).
  • Efficiently operating admission, membership, and EdCetera gift shop sales.
  • Assisting with the check-in of all group admissions
  • Ensuring gallery spaces are properly cleaned, organized and materials stored in appropriate areas.
  • Opening and closing of exhibit areas, preparing materials and cleaning areas for daily use.
  • Reporting conditions of the exhibits to the appropriate staff and performing first-line response to ensure the exhibits are safe for visitors
  • Attending a monthly professional development meeting to learn methods of educating and serving our guests
  • When not assigned to the museum floor, responsible for processing admissions, membership, and EdCetera Gift Shop sales
  • Participating in special activities and other projects as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Minimum Qualifications:BA/BS degree required with prior experience in guest services, education, or museum operations or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education. Must enjoy working with children and families, have pleasant personality, good interpersonal skills, professional appearance, and strong organizational skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively with visitors and staff in a professional environment.  Must have a commitment to diversity, work as a team player, ability to meet deadlines, good judgment in daily activities with limited supervision.

Materials and Equipment Used:

Computers, tablets, fax, copier and point of sale systems

 

Experience Team - Program Guide

Reports directly to the Guest Experiences Manager

PART TIME - Approximately 15 hours a week

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the quality of the guest experience in the museum. Safeguards exhibits, helps maintain cleanliness of museum facility, leads front desk and admission procedures, and operates EdCetera gift shop sales. Helps lead EdVenture birthday parties and overnights experiences on the weekends.

Work Schedule and Conditions:

Sunday between 11:30 am-5:30 PM, and Monday between 8:30 and 5:30 PM for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Some evening and Saturdays may be required.  Requires standing and moving throughout the museum for extended periods of time and are occasionally required to assist lifting and carrying heavy materials.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing the highest standards of customer service
  • Representing EdVenture in a professional manner when responding to questions and concerns of the guests and volunteers
  • Working with staff to offer excellent educational programming and experiences for the guests
  • Facilitates interpretive exhibition programming for children and families, and assists with EdVenture’s signature public programs or other special events.
  • Efficiently operating admission procedures and EdCetera  gift shop sales.
  • Assisting with the check-in of all group admissions
  • Ensuring gallery spaces are properly cleaned, organized and materials stored in appropriate areas.
  • Opening and closing of exhibit areas, preparing materials and cleaning areas for daily use
  • Reporting conditions of the exhibits to the appropriate staff and performing first-line response to ensure the exhibits are safe for visitors
  • Participating in special activities and other projects as needed and related to duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma required with prior experience in guest services, education, or museum operations or an equivalent combination of relevant prior work experience and education. Must enjoy working with children and families, have pleasant personality, good interpersonal skills, and professional appearance. Must have a commitment to diversity, work as a team player, and good judgment in daily activities with limited supervision.

Materials and Equipment Used:

Computers, tablets, copier and point of sale systems.

 

 

If you are interested in applying for any of the above positions, please open and print a job application and email it along with a cover letter and resume to EdVenture's Human Resource Department to: jobs@edventure.org. No phone calls please.

 

EdVenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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