Lawrence Hall of Science, 50 years: 1968-2018; University of California, Berkeley

Title: Museum Facilitator

Pay Rate: $15.59

Classification: Assistant II

How to Apply: UC students should send a resume and cover letter to Katie Thomas.

Program Overview:

The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s Public Science Center, offers a wide range of programs to the public, families, and school groups, serving over 170,000 visitors per year.

Student will facilitate hands-on STEM activities in exhibit spaces throughout the science center with an all-ages audience composed of school field trips and visiting families. Student may also lead guided programs as assigned, or facilitate hands-on activities in Learning Lab spaces. Student will reset exhibits, restock materials, and monitor for safe practices at all times. Student will approach all the above with a spirit of inquiry, a growth mindset, personal initiative, and dedication to the mission and values of The Lawrence Hall of Science.

This job posting is for the spring semester and onward.

Qualifications:

  • Current UC Berkeley Student
  • Friendly and enjoys working with people
  • Desire to communicate science concepts through learner-driven, inquiry-based dialogue
  • Dedication to making science content engaging and accessible to an all-ages audience
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills and to set priorities from moment to moment
  • Ability to work in noisy, chaotic indoor and outdoor environments
  • Reliable transportation to the Hall
  • Availability to work at least 10 hrs per week (Tuesday–Sunday) during Fall and Spring semesters, including at least 1 weekend day
  • Must be able to work at least half of each period of campus break or high-need time, including Finals Weeks, Thanksgiving Week, and Spring Break
  • Must be able to work at least half of each longer break period, at 20–40 hrs per week, during Winter and Summer Break (open 7 days per week)

Preferred:

  • Experience working with school-age children
  • Interest and/or studies in science and/or education (especially informal science education)
  • Working understanding of the principles of Diversity, Access, Inclusion, and Equity (especially in education)
  • Experience speaking to large groups of people
  • Knowledge of the scientific method and/or the engineering design process
  • Second language

When you apply for the job please email a resume, and a brief cover letter to Dee W. Perry. Applications without a cover letter or applications that do not address this job specifically will not be considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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