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Adventure Science Center

Learning Specialist (Full Time)

Adventure Science Center

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Job Summary

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Learning Specialist is responsible for the delivery of quality, hands-on science programs to schools, educational institutions/organizations, ASC camp attendees, and the general public. This position requires strong communication skills, a commitment to guest experience, and a passion for learning & accurately communicating the principles of STEM.

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Programs

  • Develop, plan and present inquiry-based, hands-on science programs for school groups, camps, outreach, homeschool and virtual content in accordance with the ASC model.
  • Develop and update curriculum for school programs, outreach, homeschool, camps, and virtual programs when assigned.
  • Facilitate in organizing and welcoming the entry of students, school faculty, and chaperones
  • Strive to improve and maintain individual science literacy
  • Develop, plan and lead Scout programming when assigned
  • Responsibility to maintain organization of program materials in inventory supply spaces by resetting after every use.
  • Serve as a lead counselor for all camps when assigned
  • Develop, plan, lead and edit virtual programming both live and pre-recorded
  • Lead, plan and assist with Birthday party programming
  • Represent the Adventure Science Center in an appropriate manner while attending or leading off-site programming.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by program need and/or management

Customer Service

  • Basic knowledge of customer service principles, techniques systems and standards
  • Proactively engage guests in inspiring interactions
  • Anticipate guests needs and solve visitor issues with a positive, courteous and professional attitude
  • Interact on all phone calls with same positive, helpful, courteous, respectful, professional attitude

Other Functions and Responsibilities

  • Attend quarterly staff meetings and weekly educational team meetings
  • Perform core operational functions of visitor safety and wayfinding as needed
  • Assist during emergency and evacuation situations

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS / TRAITS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Education: B.S. or B.A and individuals in a science field, education, or theater may be given preference
  • Experience creating and teaching inquiry based hands-on science programs is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation/facilitation skills
  • Must possess a valid TN driver’s license, the ability to drive to off-site locations, and maintain a satisfactory driving record
  • Enthusiasm for science, science education and community engagement
  • Reliable, collaborative team player
  • Pleasant disposition, customer-service oriented
  • Proactive communicator, engaging other departments in short- and long-term planning
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and flexibility should difficult situations arise
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Public speaking and/or acting skills
  • Ability to work with and organize large groups of youth and their parents/teachers in a fast-paced, high intensity environment.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize daily operations and adapt to changes as necessary
  • Knowledge of current technology to create dynamic and engaging presentations.
  • Knowledge of current, best pedagogical practices to best serve ASC’s diverse audience.
  • Desire to work with and inspire children and adult guests from diverse backgrounds
  • Understanding of the importance and value of working as part of a larger cross-functional and intra-departmental team in a professional, courteous, and collaborative manner
  • MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must complete ASC Safety Training in order to work with hazardous materials
  • This position requires flexibility to work hours which may include working some evenings/weekends/holidays, and a varied week day work schedule
  • ASC uniform and nametag must be worn at all times
  • Ability to complete CPR and First Aid Training

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.
  • Typically, walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items (up to 40 pounds unassisted) are required. At times, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. Also, the employee must have manual dexterity, visual and auditory acuity.
  • Some repetitive motion is involved.
  • Work schedule and work hours are variable based on operation requirements. Availability to work peak days and hours, combination of weekdays, weekends and holidays.

Additional Information

Benefits

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • Free onsite parking
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Vacation Time, Sick Time and Personal Days, plus 11 paid holidays a year
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Complimentary membership to Adventure Science Center
  • Free or discounted admission to local venues including The Nashville Zoo, The Frist Art Museum, Nashville Shores, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens and more
  • Employee Assistance Program (Free Counseling and Legal Services)
  • Eligibility for Public Student Loan Forgiveness

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to hr@adventuresci.org. Electronic submission is required for all materials. To expedite processing, please place “Learning Specialist” in the subject line of your message. No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This is intended to be a description of the general nature and level of work to be performed. This position profile should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this position. These responsibilities and duties are subject to change at any time based on organizational needs

Details

  • Date Posted: January 17, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 02/06/2023
  • Working Hours: Typically M-F, 8:30a-5:00p; Some evenings and weekends