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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 12/4/2014)

Experience Team - Guest Experience Lead

Curriculum Coordinator

Club EdVenture After School Educator

BioInvestigations Lab Educator

Experience Team - Program Guide

 

Experience Team - Guest Experiences Lead

Reports To the Guest Experiences Manager
FULL TIME/NON-EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

Supervises the daily guest experience, serving as the lead customer service professional when Guest Experiences Supervisor is not present and carries out the museum’s policies and procedures to ensure that visitors have an exceptional museum experience. Responsible for supervising and monitoring the members of the team. Oversees the daily transactions at the museum’s Welcome Center, Edcetera Gift Shop and Maker Works. Schedules and coordinates birthday party logistics including food orders with the Green Fork and reports birthday supply inventory to the Museum Experience Manager. Responds to visitor related issues including ticket and membership sales, programming questions, and exhibit issues. Supervises daily aspects of museum public spaces, acting as a point of contact with staff about museum staff and exhibits.

Work Schedule and Conditions: Full Time schedule per week, in office and museum environment. Evening and holiday work required as needed. Occasionally required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy materials.

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

  1. Providing the highest standards of customer service.
  1. Supervises the daily operations of the museum, including the Welcome Center, the program guides, birthday parties, scheduling and delivery with a focus on customer service and providing visitors an exceptional museum experience.
  2. Representing EdVenture in a professional manner when responding to questions and concerns of visitors, staff and volunteers. Reports any exhibit or floor related situations such as occupancy standards, safety concerns and visitor satisfaction with exhibits and programs to Museum Experience Manager
  3. Regularly assigns staff to positions within the museum via daily schedule.
  4. Regularly manages productivity of Program Guides, handling grievances and discipline issues.
  5. Acts as the Manager on Duty and exercises independent judgment and discretion regarding specific business operations and customer relations when Guest Experinces Supervisor is not present.
  6. Leading the museum procedures for opening and closing the museum, including door management, lights and assists in coordinating staff in cleaning of galleries
  1. Assisting with the check-in of all group admissions.
  2. Monitoring youth in the Museum Apprentice Program (M.A.P.) and Bio Investigators.
  3. Assisting with the maintenance and operation of the Blooming Butterflies Exhibit Bloom Room.
  4. Opening and closing of exhibit areas.  Prepares materials and cleans area for daily use.

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.

 

Curriculum Coordinator

Reports to the Extended Learning Manager
PART TIME/NON-EXEMPT/GRANT FUNDED

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, but are not limited to:

  • 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.)
  1. Develop guides at grade/content level that integrate literacy skills with STEM.
  2. Ensure that teachers utilize curriculum documents that contain the core curriculum benchmarks, resources, timelines, and assessments.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Verify vertical alignment of curriculum Guides k-12 and identifies gaps/redundancies, if any.
  6. 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

High School Diploma or equivalent, BA/BS degree, minimum of two years experience in education, child development or other related areas. Must be flexible, have strong organization and communication skills, project planning and management skills, strong writing ability, problem solving skills, pleasant personality, good interpersonal skills, professional and groomed appearance, commitment to diversity, ability to work as a team player, ability to meet deadlines, work well under pressure, discretion and good judgment in daily activities.

Must have a broad knowledge of the principles and practices of school administration and of current educational trends in curriculum and instruction; reading and literacy knowledge preferred; comprehensive knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and best practices; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and citizens; ability to manage fiscal, physical, and human resources efficiently; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Materials and Equipment Used:

Computer, Microsoft Office, phone, fax, calculator, and copier

 

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.

 

BioInvestigations Lab Educator

Reports to the Health Education Coordinator
PART TIME/EXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY

Position will be responsible for delivering public family programs in the BioInvestigations Laboratory (Bio Lab). Will also assist the Health Education Coordinator in developing new educational programming in the Bio Lab.

Work Schedule and Conditions: Regular schedule of 12-15 hrs/wk on Fridays and Saturdays. Occasional additional weekday hours as needed.  Occasionally required to assist in lifting and carrying heavy materials.

General Responsibilities Include:

  • Presenting educational programs in the Body Detectives exhibit space as well as those scheduled in the Bio-Lab in collaboration with the Health Education Coordinator.
  • Working with the Health Education Coordinator to develop and refine health-related educational content for on-site and outreach audiences.
  • Ensuring that all programs are of the highest quality and meet the museum’s mission and education goals, as well as South Carolina curriculum standards.
  • Developing training and providing ongoing supervision for members of the Bio-Investigators Program.
  • Representing EdVenture in a professional manner when interacting with visitors and reporting safety and exhibit issues to appropriate staff as necessary.
  • Participating in special activities and other projects as needed and performs related duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with the Health Education Coordinator to develop, improve, and expand upon health-related Bio Lab programs for traditional school audiences and public family audiences.
  • Working with the Health Education Coordinator to develop, improve, and expand upon health-related educational content for after-school and outreach audiences, as well as Bio Lab camp programs during school holidays, breaks, and summer vacation.
  • Coordinating procurement of materials and supplies for educational programs in the Bio-Lab.
  • Recruiting and scheduling guest presenters in the Bioinvestigations Lab and Body Detectives Exhibit space.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include BA/BS degree in science field. Minimum of two years experience in education, child development or other related areas preferred. Applicant should have an understanding of hands-on and informal learning, a commitment to providing high quality guest services, and knowledge of evaluation techniques. He/she should have experience in program development, understanding of adolescent development, strong organization and communication skills, pleasant personality, good interpersonal skills, professional and groomed appearance, commitment to diversity, ability to work as a team player and ability to meet deadlines, Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and demonstration of good judgment are necessary. Must be a proficient writer. Proficient with computer software, especially MS Office.

Materials and Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax, calculator, copier and database systems.

 

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.

 

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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