Education Facilitator

POSITION SUMMARY

Education Facilitators are highly motivated and outgoing individuals with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills that provide exceptional experiences to all of our visitors through play, facilitation, and policy enforcement.

 

This entry-level position spends 100% of their time on the exhibit floor staffing Tot Spot, Look Out Cove, Wave Workshop, Bay Hall, Discovery Hall, Festival Plaza, and the Art Studios, as well as facilitating drop-in programming for visitors to the Museum. Part-time and on-call positions are available immediately; Full-time, part-time and on-call seasonal positions will be available beginning in late May. Starting pay for all positions is $15.00/hr.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

· Enforce safety and Museum policies in exhibit spaces.

· Staff exhibit spaces and interact with visitors throughout indoor and outdoor exhibit areas.

· At all times, demonstrate and model a high level of professional conduct and communication with all visitors and staff. 

· Greet visitors and help orient them to the Museum.

· Perform opening and closing duties and maintain the upkeep of program spaces and exhibit halls.

· Model ways to safely play with the Museum exhibits.

· Model appropriate practices for teaching and learning with young children.

· Facilitate Art Studio programs.

· Assist and facilitate Story Time, Toddler Circle Time, Creative Labs, and other drop-in programs.

· Facilitate programming for festivals, special events, and other programming as assigned.

· Provide educational experiences through play and create an environment that encourages curiosity, creative thinking, exploration and experimentation by using developmentally appropriate techniques.

· Participate in regular team meetings.

· Flexible to change schedule and work extra hours as necessary. Available to work the first Wednesday of every month (Free Days), mid-November through mid-January during the busy holiday season, and on all Open Mondays and Council Childcare days.

· Other duties as assigned by the Public Programs Manager.


QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience and interest in working with young children 0-8 years and their families.

· Able to work independently and as part of a team.

· Demonstrated ability to resolve guest situations.

· Able to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and cultures.

· Capable of speaking in front of large and small groups of visitors.

· Must be comfortable working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.

· Able to perform physical activities such as bending, moving around and picking up items for 2-3 hours at a time. Ability to stand up for 8 hours and lift and carry up to 25 lbs. short distances.

· Must have excellent problem solving skills, be dependable, flexible and have an outgoing and friendly personality.

· Some customer service experience desirable.

· A reliable source of transportation is required.

· Flexibility to work any day of the week, holidays, and evenings as required.

· Must be at least sixteen years old.

· Some college level course work preferred.

· Ability to speak Spanish or Cantonese preferred.


TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM

Applicants should be prepared to provide both a resume and cover letter. Please attach your cover letter in step 2 of the online application process when prompted to attach other documents.

NOTE TO CANDIDATE

Due to the sensitivity and requirements of our positions, you should expect to undergo and be cleared of an employment background/criminal check, if extended an offer for employment. You may also be asked to provide proof of educational degree(s), licenses or credentials pertinent to the position.

ABOUT US

Our mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

In our one-of-a-kind location at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land, the Bay Area Discovery Museum facilitates child-directed, open-ended, inquiry-driven learning through hands-on exhibitions, rich activities and risk- friendly challenges designed to ignite creativity, as well as STEM skills and critical thinking.

Additionally, the Museum’s research and advisory division, the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), is working at a national scale to advance the research that informs our understanding of childhood creativity, advocate for its critical importance and inspire the next generation of innovators, thought leaders and problem-solvers.

WHAT WE OFFER

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers a high-energy, results-oriented, creative and fun environment where all staff members contribute to creating an innovative environment that helps us achieve our mission. In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, we offer the knowledge that your skills impact over 300,000 Museum visitors each year onsite and many more in the community through the Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC).

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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