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STEAM Curriculum Developer

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Position Description: 
The STEAM Curriculum Developer supports the development, iterative testing, and implementation of high-quality, hands-on and minds-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) experiences for use in elementary classrooms. Working with STEAM team members, other curriculum developers, and other staff members within the Museum, this position will create and support delivery of STEAM activities and teacher professional development workshops that represent the STEAM philosophy of Boston Children’s Museum. The STEAM Curriculum Developer will coordinate curriculum development activities, which may include researching STEAM topics, reviewing educational standards, ordering of and testing with materials in the Museum and in classrooms, scheduling and supporting facilitation of professional development workshops for educators.

This is a newly created two year grant-funded position that will be a key member of the development team building the future of elementary education curriculum.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Engage in the development of STEAM curricular materials, including, but not limited to:
    • Participate in brainstorms with team members in order to identify engaging topics and appropriate activities
    • Develop learning experience objectives based on children’s developmental stages
    • Write and edit lesson plans
    • Order, prepare, and test phsyical materials that may be used in an experiment or activity
    • Support iterative testing of activities, including scheduling testing sessions within the Museum and in classrooms, participating in observations of activities
    • Incorporate feedback from observations, teachers, students, and evaluation professionals
  • Engage with students and educators in a positive, educational, creative, and respectful way
  • Support the facilitation of teacher professional development workshops, which may include handling scheduling and registration, facilitating portions of the workshop, or modeling teaching in classrooms
  • Participate in Museum initiatives, such as equity, diversity, and inclusion work, support of community initiatives.
  • Assist with planning and delivery of major STEAM and Museum events, such as programming for school vacation week and CreatedBy Festival, the Museum’s annual celebration of STEAM.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • College degree required, with area of study in a STEAM field preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience developing STEAM educational activities using a hands-on, child-centered, and open-ended philosophy
  • Experience working with elementary-aged children in classrooms, recreational settings, or afterschool programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work well with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to react positively to a rapidly changing environment, make good decisions under pressure, and retain attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly written and spoken.
  • Daily schedule: Monday through Friday, that would include with school vacations, and some weekend and holiday hours required.
  • Work is performed routinely within an office setting, but on occasion will require interaction with the public inside and outside the Museum, and interaction with students and teachers in school settings.

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