Education Director

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Fort Wayne, IN
United States

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Job

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Full-time

Overview:

Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-directed, creative, outgoing, highly-skilled and organized individual to direct its education department (on-site, outreach, distance learning, etc.).  This is a professional, senior-level position, reporting to the executive director. As a member of the leadership team, the job requires previous experience in informal science education, program development, staff management, project planning, grants management and multi-tasking high-level concurrent and future activities. This is a “hands-on” position and the employee will spend much of their time doing as well as designing and directing.

Duties will include:

  • lead in the development, planning, scheduling, staffing and presentation of all science center programs (demos, camps, outreach, online learning, workshops, etc.);
  • responsible for monitoring and the continuous growth of all revenue and non-revenue programs, numbers, finances and data;
  • hire, train and manage outreach, school/public and special programs full-time, part-time and seasonal staff;
  • have a strong presence in the educational community (schools, universities, community centers, scouts, etc.);
  • manage various Strategic Plan components;
  • participate in and/or lead various internal and community committees;
  • assist with researching, writing, and reviewing grants and grant reports, and managing grant activities and funds
  • collect and analyze programs and program-participant data

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:                        

  • Comfortable with and interested in science and public education; have a strong background in program development, planning and presentation; experience in researching and writing program scripts; grant writing and management; exceptional communication skills (with staff and colleagues) and public speaking abilities (comfortable working with audiences of all sizes/ ages/backgrounds), outgoing, flexible, professional in attitude and appearance; energetic, enthusiastic; highly organized, strong leadership abilities; must be able to be both self-directed and work in a team-oriented environment; have strong sense of humor; moderate lifting (approx. 40 lbs.) when setting-up chairs, tables, equipment, etc.; ability to work occasional long hours.

QUALIFICATIONS:                          

  • This is not an entry-level position. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (science, education, etc.); college-level science classes; experience in the informal science education field (science center, science museum, children’s museum, nature center, zoo/aquarium, etc.) preferred; must have proven experience with all levels of staff management. Ability to drive, valid Drivers License and successful completion of a Criminal Background Check is required.

SCHEDULE: Full time; schedule is flexible but will include days, weekends, early hours and evenings.                                                         

SALARY: $50,000-55,000 per year dependent upon experience; exempt position; with full benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, etc. and generous paid time off.

 

How to Apply:

APPLY: Open posting, position filled as needed. Obtain application online at https://sciencecentral.org/about-us/2013-01-09-18-11-02/job-opportunities.html

Send 1) completed application, 2) cover letter, 3) resume, 4) examples of science program scripts, 5) other writing examples, such as brochures, newsletters, etc. 6) five professional references to:       

Executive Director

Science Central

1950 North Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Fax: (260) 422-2899

mfisher@sciencecentral.org

https://www.sciencecentral.org/about-us/2013-01-09-18-11-02/job-opportunities/722-education-director.html