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Shedd Aquarium Seeks Learning Facilitator

April 08, 2019

Position Title:
Part-time Learning Facilitator                                  Shedd Aquarium

 

Job Summary: 

The Learning Facilitator teaches programming that is tailored for learners including youth (K-5th), students, teachers, families, adults and middle school and high school teens. This programming includes but is not limited to camps, school experiences, teen learning lab, teacher professional development, out of school time programming for youth and teens and family engagements.
During each season, the facilitator will implement the program’s curriculum while working with. Learning Specialists and other team members as appropriate. The facilitator will assist in daily setup and any preparation that is needed before and after each program.
 

 The Learning Facilitator teaches programming that is tailored for learners including youth (K-5th), students, teachers, families, adults and middle school and high school teens. This programming includes but is not limited to camps, school experiences, teen learning lab, teacher professional development, out of school time programming for youth and teens and family engagements.

During each season, the facilitator will implement the program’s curriculum while working with
Learning Specialists and other team members as appropriate. The facilitator will assist in daily setup and any preparation that is needed before and after each program.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Facilitate learner-centered programs for individuals including youth(K-5th), students, teachers, families, adults and middle school and high school teens through multisensory, dynamic and authentic experiences
• Apply a working knowledge of current models and philosophies of science and environmental education and a solid content knowledge in support of the suite of curriculum.
• Utilize resources such as Shedd exhibits and technology for programming.
• Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to be used in working across programmatic portfolios, including team projects and facilitation, etc.
• Maintain resources, materials and programming spaces, including assisting with ordering of supplies, equipment, and materials as needed
• Participate in program related trainings to ensure preparedness to implement curriculum
while insuring consistency of learning experiences
• Contribute to program evaluations as necessary (i.e. Staff reflections, administering surveys
to participants, etc.)
• Fulfill other duties as required
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in education, informal education, museum studies, life science or related field
 
Time commitment:
• 24 hours per week
• Must be able to work irregular hours including occasional evenings, weekends and
overnight programs/events
• Must be able to work off-site
 
Experience:
• 1 year experience working in team-based environments
• At least 1 year experience working with and instructing youth, students, families,
teens and/or adults.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Willingness to be trained to handle animals for education programs

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