Natural Science Education Specialist (NSES) will provide dynamic mission driven educational and public programs to audiences of all ages using interactive, participatory style programming reflecting the interpretative style and unique curatorial voice of the Berkshire Museum.
Primary Functions and Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Education and Public Program Manager, the NSES will primarily develop, facilitate and evaluate natural science public programs, presentations, seminars and workshops for visitors of all ages, as well as educational programs for school groups and teachers.
• Primary focus will be on leading and assessing the museum’s natural science offerings, but candidate should expect to lead a wide variety of programs fitting with our mission and the museum’s collection.
• Develop, facilitate and evaluate public programs, presentations, seminars and workshops.
• Design, facilitate and evaluate educational programs. This includes preparation, greeting, and clean-up of education programs for school groups.
• Lead sections of the museum’s offsite afterschool and outreach programs. Assist in the creation of afterschool programming as part of the interpretative team.
• Manage the museum’s Living Landscapes curriculum. Develop and maintain relationships with local school districts, community groups, and other opportunities with cultural organizations to implement Living Landscapes / Teaching in Nature curriculum both offsite and onsite.
• Work with the development department researching and applying for grants to support programming.
• Work as part of a team on the development of natural science based exhibits and programs for galleries and the aquarium.
• Maintain a safe environment in offices, galleries and education facilities.
• Assist in the preparation of budgets for interpretation department and grants.
• Other duties as required by the Department of Interpretation.
• 3 years of related experience working in a public setting, or informal educational organization.
• B.S. degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Botany, Environmental Science or related field. Advance degree preferred. Experience in working with living collections.
• Background working in a public setting – implementing programs with children and adults
• Knowledge of current MS Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
• Working knowledge of Past Perfect and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
• Ability to work and/or type at a desk, climb stairs, stand for upwards of an hour at a time, and lift up to 30 pounds. Working license and reliable transportation
• Ability to work under minimal supervision and in a team environment
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, and is available Tuesday through Saturday (preferred)
Applicants please forward cover letter, resume, and three references as soon as possible to Jon Provost, attn. Human Resources, 39 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Berkshire Museum is an EOE.