Maker Educator



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$48k to $55k depending on experience


Application Deadline: 
March 2, 2023

KID Museum is seeking a Maker Educator to facilitate and develop programs that engage children ages 4-14 in impactful, maker-based learning experiences.  These learning experiences are grounded in both 21st century skills and social emotional learning in order to equip kids with confidence, creativity, and compassion.  The Maker Educator also helps to set the tone for visitor interactions and is expected to contribute to a positive, collaborative culture that is conducive to active learning and exploration.  

The successful candidate will preferably have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Engineering or a related field and previous experience in elementary or secondary education.  Experience creating classroom content is a plus.  Familiarity with the Maker Movement, its objectives and traditions is also preferred.  Spanish language proficiency is desired.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as a core member of the KID Museum team and is responsible for fostering an inquiry-based, self-directed learning environment and encourages a sense of innovation and discovery throughout KID Museum programs. 

  • Leads groups of 10 - 25 students in an educational setting, maintaining student safety and engagement.

  • Facilitates educational programs using tools and materials to engage participants’ creativity and spirit of exploration and invention.  Makes required items, including activity prototypes and materials kits.

  • Designs imaginative learning experiences and develops accompanying facilitation plans.

  • Engages in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge.

  • Ensures that youth are engaged while in the space or virtual.

  • Assists in keeping the learning space clean and organized.

  • Successfully complete other duties as assigned.  

Diversity, equity, accessibility and Inclusion are important, interdependent components of everyday life at KID Museum and are critical to our pursuit of excellence. KID Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.