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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 4/17/2015)

Club EdVenture After School Educator

Experience Team - Program Guide

Professional Development Coordinator

Community Projects Educator

 

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.

 

Experience Team - Program Guide

Reports to the Guest Experiences Manager

PART TIME/NON-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the quality of the guest's and school group experience in the museum. Facilitates exhibits, presents school & public programs, and safeguards the exhibits.

Work Schedule and Conditions: Schedules will be developed in a monthly pattern. Weekday mornings, and some evening and full days due to outreaches are required. Program Guides 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.
  • Working with staff to offer excellent school programming and experiences for the guests.
  • Ensuring gallery spaces are properly cleaned, organized and materials stored in appropriate areas.
  • Presenting programs to day camps, day cares, and school groups.
  • Ensuring that all school programs materials are inventoried and properly stored.
  • Assisting with the check-in of all group admissions.
  • Mentoring youth in the Museum Apprentice Program (M.A.P.).
  • Assisting with the maintenance and operation of the Blooming Butterflies Exhibit Bloom Room.
  • Opening and closing of exhibit areas. Prepares materials and cleans area for daily use.
  • Representing EdVenture in a professional manner when responding to questions and concerns of the guests and volunteers.
  • Reporting conditions of the exhibits to the appropriate staff and performing first-line response to making the exhibits safe for visitors.
  • Participating in special activities and other projects as needed and related to duties as assigned

Materials and Equipment Used:

Personal computer, fax, calculator and copier.

 

Professional Development Coordinator

Reports to the Director of Educational Services

FULL TIME/EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

Manages the museum’s professional development programs, including the signature Hands-On!, Minds-On! Summer Teacher Institute (HMO); as well as the creation, delivery, and expansion of the museum’s school programs, including EdVenture-to-Go, outreach initiative and distance-learning programs,

Work Schedule and Conditions:

Regular schedule of 40 hours per week.  Some evening and weekend work may be required.  Occasionally required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy objects and materials.

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

  • Coordinates the museum’s professional development initiatives such as HMO and other workshops. Managing schedules, budget, registrations, logistics, purchasing, and other deliverables as outlined by grant/contract requirements.
  • Oversees the development and implementation for all programs, including school and group programming, outreach (EdVenture-to-Gos), home school, and offerings for parents as it relates to support their children’s academic success.
  • Supports the museum’s distance learning initiative. Manages relationships to schools and school districts. Provides oversight to the scheduling, budget and logistics, purchasing and other deliverables as outlined by grant/contract requirements.
  • Supervises staff responsible for teacher professional development, school programs, EdVenture-to-Gos, 21st CLC outreach programs and distance learning and including recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating.  Also recruits, hires and supervises all related contract employees.
  • Works closely with the Director of Educational Services and other education staff to manage program content and curriculum of but not limited to, teacher professional development, school programs, EdVenture-to-Gos, 21st CLC outreach programs, and distance learning programs.
  • Works with all education program staff, including the Museum Experiences Manager, to ensure that all programs are high-quality and meet the museum’s mission and education goals, as well as South Carolina curriculum standards.
  • Works closely with the marketing department to expand social media communication, provide input for marketing materials and manage HMO website and other social media networks for professional development and other educational initiatives.
  • Coordinates the expansion of professional development opportunities and programs to strategic demographic and geographic areas, by assisting the Development Department secure financial support for educational programs and offerings.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of education research and trends for industry initiatives to evaluate programs, and provide key information to determine new opportunities. Compiling and analyzing evaluation and research for professional development and outreach initiatives, for the purpose of project expansion and grant-writing.
  • Acts as liaison to school districts and other community groups to expand formal education initiatives including but not limited to professional development offerings, school programs/outreach, including distance learning.
  • Special projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in education, business and/or liberal arts/sciences.  Minimum of two years experience in related activities in project coordination, education, and/or communications.   Should be a team player and have an understanding of hands-on and informal learning in a museum setting, a commitment to providing high quality guest services, and knowledge of evaluation techniques.   Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Computer literacy required, including MS Office.
Materials and Equipment Used:         

Computer, phone, fax, calculator, copier and point of sale systems.

 

Community Projects Educator - Grant Funded

Reports to the Director of Family & Community Health

FULL TIME/-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

EdVenture’s Community Projects Educator will work closely with the Community Projects Coordinator to support the creation and implementation of the museum’s community engagement programming to support educational outreach to underserved and underrepresented communities, including Latino communities in the region. This will include, but is not limited to, the development and implementation of bilingual curricula, in-house and outreach programs,

Work Schedule and Conditions:

Regular schedule of 40 hours per week, flexible weekday and weekend schedule, providing interactive engagement with Spanish-speaking community members and members of other underserved communities, both at the museum and at school and community sites. Frequently required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy objects and materials.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Creating programmatic content for Latino communities and other underserved and underrepresented groups (including, but not limited to: incarcerated youth, recent immigrants, refugee populations, foster children, AI/NA families, low-income families, and families experiencing homelessness).
  • Implementing programming outlined above in the following contexts (non-exclusive): community resource fairs, community festivals, community engagement events organized by EdVenture, in-house events.
  • Assisting the Community Projects Coordinator in ongoing trainings of EdVenture team members to increase cultural awareness and number of school/ group, public, and community engagement programs developed for Spanish-speaking and underserved/underrepresented audiences.
  • Securing all necessary supplies and materials for community programs.
  • Providing an up-to-date record of all spending/purchases for programming to the Community Projects Coordinator on a monthly basis.
  • Processing and tracking reimbursements related to projects/activities; maintaining related databases and tracking systems.
  • Assisting the Community Projects Coordinator in the collection of program participant feedback to ensure program relevancy.
  • Supporting the Community Projects Coordinator in the maintenance of collaborative relationships with community partners.
  • Providing support for extended learning activities on an as-needed basis.
  • Representing EdVenture in a professional manner when interacting with visitors and reporting safety and exhibit issues to appropriate staff as necessary.
  • Ensuring that all programs are of the highest quality and meet the museum’s mission and educational goals, as well as both South Carolina and national curriculum standards.
  • Participating in special activities and other projects as needed, and performing related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Must have Spanish language proficiency. Must be comfortable communicating with members of Spanish-speaking communities, as well as with members of underserved/underrepresented communities. Must embrace diversity, possess a professional attitude and a willingness to commit to the vision of the institution. Should be a team player and have an understanding of hands-on and informal learning and a commitment to providing high quality guest services. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills. Must be able to lift, carry, and place on shelf instructional materials, kits, and other containers up to 40 pounds. Must be able to drive safely and navigate unfamiliar areas.

Education and/or Experience:

Earned a BA/BS, with relevant work experience.

Materials and equipment used: Computer, phone, fax, calculator, copier, and database 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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