The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is seeking a full-time Earth and Planetary Science Educator to teach science courses to and develop curriculum for New York City youth in museum programs from grades 5-12. There are a variety of courses that span the various age groups and can take many different formats, including a 12-hour course that meets on consecutive Friday afternoons, a 24-hour after-school research course that meets twice a week and is co-taught with a scientist, a 30-hour middle school institute that runs in the summer and over vacation breaks, and numerous other courses that run during the day and on weekends. The Educator will also be asked to write new curriculum and revise existing curriculum as the opportunity arises.
Ideal candidates must be knowledgeable and confident with high school level earth science, have a familiarity with and ability to learn planetary science and have 3+ years experience teaching urban youth. The candidate must be able to learn and deliver the courses in a manner that aligns with the Museum’s pedagogical approach which is learner-centered, and celebrates diversity and inclusive practices. Some courses also include co-teaching alongside an AMNH scientist. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in science, as well as a Master’s degree in education or science. Ideal candidates must be available to work select Saturdays and Sundays, and when working on weekdays, be available to teach until 6:30pm.