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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 5/27/2015)

Club EdVenture After School Educator

Community Projects Educator

Curriculum Coordinator

 

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.

 

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.

 

Curriculum Coordinator - Grant Funded

Reports to the Extended Learning Manager

PART TIME/NON-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

Works closely with the Extended Learning Manager assist in curriculum development of the education department, implement literacy programming, instruction, staff development, facilitation, organization, and maintenance of the structure of the after school program.

Work Schedule and Conditions:

Weekly schedule of up to 20 hours per week, Monday- Friday (occasional weekend work required). Frequently required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy objects and materials.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs relevant to the needs of students and strategic plan of EdVenture Children’s Museum.
  • Research emerging, new and /or revised curriculum integration processes, strategies, and materials to influence design of innovative STEM programs.
  • Work with Marketing Department to prepare a wide variety of documents and instructional materials in both manual and electronic formats (e.g. model lessons, recommendations, lesson plans, reports, instructions, memos, etc.)
  • Develop guides at grade/content level that integrate literacy skills with STEM.
  • Ensure that teachers utilize curriculum documents that contain the core curriculum benchmarks, resources, timelines, and assessments.
  • Contribute to and facilitate the development of appropriate professional development activities and programs in accordance with instructional program content; student, teacher, and administrative needs indicated by program’s curriculum, assessments, and organizational goals.
  • Guide the regularly scheduled meetings of assigned school staff/representatives by grade, function and/or discipline(s), and meets with others as required, or as needed.
  • Verify vertical alignment of curriculum Guides k-12 and identifies gaps/redundancies, if any.
  • Model and observe classroom instruction and provide reflective feedback based on the approved model of instruction.
  • Participate in developing and monitoring educational strategies guidelines and standards (e.g. content, relevance, effectiveness, etc.) for the purpose of enhancing student achievement and meeting District, state and Federal student achievement standards.
  • Plan for and supervise implementation of curriculum and implement staff development programs for Program Guides and Administrative Team.
  • Develop instructional guidelines, policies, regulations, and official notices for approval and supervises preparation of curriculum content for instructional materials catalog.
  • Prepare materials budget requests and monitor expenditures while operating within a defined budget.
  • Analyze student and program related data in order to provide information related to student and program achievement and program effectiveness.
  • Train and/or facilitate training of Program Guides in the use of curriculum materials.
  • Collaborate with a variety of parties (e.g. employees, parents, administrators, teachers, community partners, vendors, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that assigned activities meet student, program and District objectives in an effective and timely manner.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of files, documents and/or accurate records (e.g. reports, logs, databases, agreements, licenses, copyrights, State and local reporting, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and complying with mandated copyright requirements.
  • Oversee assigned projects and/or program components for the purpose of ensuring availability of information and/or materials.
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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