Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

1414 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
August 14, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Bilingual Museum Educator

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture are dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about HMSC’s mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website https://hmsc.harvard.edu/

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Education, Harvard Museum of Natural History, this position leads, develops, and supports museum science programs for schools, families, and youth. This position will focus, in part, on community programming delivered in both English and Spanish. The Bilingual Museum Educator will expand community engagement by developing partnerships and providing outreach activities that support organizational priorities. Another major part of the work will be greeting visiting groups and teaching museum classes for school groups. Additional responsibilities include caring for the museum’s live animal and preserved specimen collections and participating in department-wide activities to support educational goals. The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and deliver family and youth programs in both English and Spanish.
  • Develop community networks to inform and support program offerings. Deliver occasional programs at community sites.
  • Contribute to museum-wide initiatives expanding culturally competent programming
  • Teach and refine existing school programs for elementary through high school groups.
  • Coordinate and participate in daily care of live animals and specimen collections.
  • Participate in department-wide educational activities (includes family festivals, teacher professional development and volunteer gallery training)

Basic Qualifications :
  • BA in biology, geology, science education, or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience with youth and/or family audiences in a museum, school, or similar education setting.
  • Ability to read, write and speak Spanish fluently
Additional Qualifications :
  • Dedication to serving urban youth
  • Understanding of and commitment to student-centered learning
  • Experience with program and class development
  • Creativity, flexibility, and ability to communicate (speaking and writing) with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work well within a dynamic team environment; excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Experience caring for and handling animals for educational purposes preferred
  • Must be able to routinely lift up to 30 pounds and climb stairs
How To Apply:
Please apply here:  https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&Areq=49880BR
Apply by:
September 30, 2019
About this Organization:
Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636. Harvard University has 12 degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study