Student Job: Education Facilitator

Title: Education Facilitator (Student Assistant 3)

Pay Rate: $16.32 – $20.88

Work Hours: Variable, minimum 8 hours per week, maximum 19.5 hours per week

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Dee W. Perry at dee.w.perry@berkeley.edu.

Description

Come work at The Lawrence Hall of Science as an Education Facilitator! Work with learners of all ages. Make science fun with hands-on experiences. Collaborate with a supportive team. Learn about science communication. Inspire creativity & curiosity. Work at UC Berkeley’s only public science center. Our job is to do science interactively and playfully, but we take our work seriously.

Department Overview

The Public Science Center Education Team represents the group of educators who facilitate the variety of interactive experiences throughout The Lawrence’s Learning Labs and Guided Programs as part of daily operations and special events. Through research-based pedagogy, committed reflection on practice, and co-designed educational spaces and experiences, the team acts as the face and the core of The Lawrence’s in- person education landscape.

Job Duties

  • Facilitates informal STEM activities and experiences throughout the Science Center.
  • Applies best practices and professional learning for education to the support of learners in a hands-on learning environment.
  • Maintains spaces and activities to ensure needed materials are available.
  • Applies professional learning for critical self-reflection to develop as an informal educator over time.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, applies professional informal STEM facilitation concepts to public experiences throughout the Science Center.
  • Delivers basic public educational program presentations.
  • Ensures experience materials are fully stocked, available, and in working order.
  • Participates in professional learning alongside peers. Engages in self-reflection to learn from and improve facilitation practice.

Knowledge Skills

  • Required: Knowledge of educational program content and objectives. Developing knowledge of educational theory, especially informal education, as well as customer service best practices required.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of how to facilitate educational programs.
  • Required: Effective reading, verbal, written communications and presentation skills.
  • Required: Basic skills using online business software systems for departmental collaboration; Google suite.
  • Required: Previous experience with, ongoing interest in, or curiosity to learn about: equity and justice in education, critical pedagogy, learner-driven or learner-centered education, and/or self-directed learning.

Career Path and Skills Development

  • Public Education Spec 1 or 2 (Staff-Level Position)
  • Will develop skills for: informal STEM education, education pedagogy, teamwork, communication, reflective practice and self-initiated growth, giving and incorporating feedback, public speaking, and time management