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Location: Golden Gate Park 55 Music Concourse Drive San Francisco CA 94118 USA

Industry: Museums, Science, Education, Tourism
Work Hours: Part-Time, Temporary

Date Posted: 08 Apr 2019

Valid Through: 25 Apr 2019 23:55

POSITION SUMMARY:    
The Teacher Professional Development team creates learning experiences, professional learning communities, and resources for preK-12 teachers.  We focus on a learner-centered, inquiry-based approach to science learning.  Our work helps teachers shift toward this approach, as well as supports NGSS implementation.  As a part-time educator, you will learn and co-facilitate our existing professional learning workshops for K-12 teachers, both onsite at the Academy and offsite at local schools.  Workshops range from 2-6 hours in length and cover topics such as using science notebooks for meaning-making; using anchoring phenomena to drive learning; and understanding the levels of inquiry.

This part-time position is 24 hours per week, scheduled as three full work days. You must be available to work at least one Saturday per month to facilitate professional learning workshops at the Academy. We can work with you to plan the other work days in a way that accommodates your schedule. The Teacher Educator reports to the Senior Manager of Teacher Professional Development. This temporary, year-round position is funded through the end of June 2020, with some possibility of extension.

The California Academy of Sciences welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. We place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the heart of our recruiting efforts and strive to build a culture centered on mutual respect, equal treatment, and the opportunity to succeed. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a teacher professional learning facilitator:
    • Co-facilitate professional development (PD) experiences for preK-12 teachers around science pedagogy, illustrating our PD principles and establishing positive culture amongst participants
    • Plan and prepare for workshops, including working with your co-facilitator to plan the agenda, preparing materials, making photocopies, etc.
    • Help set up and clean up workshops, including prepping snacks
    • Help to adapt our workshops to fit the needs of specific teacher groups
  • As a team member: 
    • Carry out your share of administrative and logistical tasks to support TPD work
    • Participate in team meetings and strategic planning activities for TPD, as time allows
    • Assist in developing new workshops or learning experiences, as time allows  
  • Other requirements:
    • Work at least one Saturday per month at the Academy
    • Travel to offsite locations for PD at schools or district sites
    • Follow all Academy safety regulations
    • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A qualified candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required; degree in science is preferred but not mandatory
  • At least three years' experience teaching preK-12 students in any context
  • At least one year experience teaching adults in any context 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Skilled at teaching audiences with diverse backgrounds, both teachers and students
  • Some knowledge of pedagogical strategies, reflective strategies, and best practices, especially as they relate to science education
  • Basic understanding of best practices in adult learning
  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) preferred
  • Some knowledge of scientific concepts of life sciences, earth sciences, and physical sciences
  • Passionate interest in science education and sustainability
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Flexible and able to multitask
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work some Saturdays required 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred, not required. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:  
The physical demands of the work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.  Employee must be able to lift, carry and pull up to 40 pounds. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 30% of the time. 

This is a mandated reporter designated position.  Academy employees whose duties include direct contact and supervision of children are deemed mandated reporters under California Law.  Mandated reporters have certain specific reporting obligations in the event that they know of, observe or reasonably suspect that a child has been the victim of child abuse or neglect.  The Academy provides mandated reporters with training of their rights and obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  
Please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://calacademy.snaphire.com Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.

The California Academy of Sciences will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).
 
The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.
 
The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no smoking in Golden Gate Park.

Teacher Educator

POSITION SUMMARY:    
The Teacher Professional Development team creates learning experiences, professional learning communities, and resources for preK-12 teachers.  We focus on a learner-centered, inquiry-based approach to science learning.  Our work helps teachers shift toward this approach, as well as supports NGSS implementation.  As a part-time educator, you will learn and co-facilitate our existing professional learning workshops for K-12 teachers, both onsite at the Academy and offsite at local schools.  Workshops range from 2-6 hours in length and cover topics such as using science notebooks for meaning-making; using anchoring phenomena to drive learning; and understanding the levels of inquiry.

This part-time position is 24 hours per week, scheduled as three full work days. You must be available to work at least one Saturday per month to facilitate professional learning workshops at the Academy. We can work with you to plan the other work days in a way that accommodates your schedule. The Teacher Educator reports to the Senior Manager of Teacher Professional Development. This temporary, year-round position is funded through the end of June 2020, with some possibility of extension.

The California Academy of Sciences welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. We place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the heart of our recruiting efforts and strive to build a culture centered on mutual respect, equal treatment, and the opportunity to succeed. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a teacher professional learning facilitator:
    • Co-facilitate professional development (PD) experiences for preK-12 teachers around science pedagogy, illustrating our PD principles and establishing positive culture amongst participants
    • Plan and prepare for workshops, including working with your co-facilitator to plan the agenda, preparing materials, making photocopies, etc.
    • Help set up and clean up workshops, including prepping snacks
    • Help to adapt our workshops to fit the needs of specific teacher groups
  • As a team member: 
    • Carry out your share of administrative and logistical tasks to support TPD work
    • Participate in team meetings and strategic planning activities for TPD, as time allows
    • Assist in developing new workshops or learning experiences, as time allows  
  • Other requirements:
    • Work at least one Saturday per month at the Academy
    • Travel to offsite locations for PD at schools or district sites
    • Follow all Academy safety regulations
    • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A qualified candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required; degree in science is preferred but not mandatory
  • At least three years' experience teaching preK-12 students in any context
  • At least one year experience teaching adults in any context 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Skilled at teaching audiences with diverse backgrounds, both teachers and students
  • Some knowledge of pedagogical strategies, reflective strategies, and best practices, especially as they relate to science education
  • Basic understanding of best practices in adult learning
  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) preferred
  • Some knowledge of scientific concepts of life sciences, earth sciences, and physical sciences
  • Passionate interest in science education and sustainability
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Flexible and able to multitask
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work some Saturdays required 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred, not required. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:  
The physical demands of the work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.  Employee must be able to lift, carry and pull up to 40 pounds. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 30% of the time. 

This is a mandated reporter designated position.  Academy employees whose duties include direct contact and supervision of children are deemed mandated reporters under California Law.  Mandated reporters have certain specific reporting obligations in the event that they know of, observe or reasonably suspect that a child has been the victim of child abuse or neglect.  The Academy provides mandated reporters with training of their rights and obligations under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  
Please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://calacademy.snaphire.com Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.

The California Academy of Sciences will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).
 
The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.
 
The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no smoking in Golden Gate Park.

Job Details

Reference # 24433
Posted on 08 Apr 2019
Closes on 25 Apr 2019 23:55
Hours/Status Part-Time, Temporary


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