Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
www.discoverymuseums.org

Date Posted:
August 13, 2019

Region:
Central Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Part-Time

Brain Building Together (BBT) Explorer

Description:

Share Brain Building Moments with caregivers, infants, and toddlers through supportive conversations and play in the Brain Building Together (BBT) early childhood exhibit! BBT Explorers operate the BBT exhibit designed for adults with children ages birth – 3. This position promotes enjoyable and meaningful visitor experiences, maintains a safe and clean environment, and supports the exhibit’s educational goals by helping adult caregivers understand their role in their child’s healthy development through casual conversations and play. BBT Explorers collaborate with the Director of Early Childhood Education to further develop and implement this new, high-quality, learning and play exhibit environment for families with infants and toddlers.

Qualifications:
We seek applicants with the ability to create a warm, welcoming, developmentally appropriate, and supportive environment for diverse parents, caregivers, and young children. Applicants must have a background in early childhood development. Must be comfortable standing, stooping, and sitting on the floor. Professional experience as a parent educator or infant/toddler educator is preferred but not required. Other preferred qualifications include: experience with educational documentation, knowledge of a language other than English, and/or skill in a creative, enrichment area.
Part time: Weekend and at least one weekday shift is required. Some flexibility in scheduling is required.
How To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to Early Childhood Education Director, Alli Leake, aleake@discoveryacton.org. No phone calls, please.
Apply by:
August 30, 2019
Salary:
$14/hour
About this Organization:

Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550-square-foot treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982, the museum was expanded and completely renovated in 2017. Hands-on, playful exhibits, developed by professional educators, inspire curiosity, exploration, and imagination, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from towns throughout the region, the museum is devoted to informal education that enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility, and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category. For more information please visit www.discoveryacton.org. Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization.