American Museum Of Natural History Youth Initiatives Digital Educator in New York, New York

Requisition Number
Position Title
Youth Initiatives Digital Educator
Number of Openings
Part Time- Term
Total No. of Scheduled Hours Per Pay Period
(for full-timers only)
Union Status
Education (YI) - 052
Position Summary
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is one of the premier science, research and cultural institutions in the country. The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a part-time Youth Initiatives Digital Educator to co-teach science courses for New York City youth in on-site museum programs. Courses are for middle school and high school aged children, and can take many different formats, including a 12-hour Friday afternoon course, a 24-hour after-school research course that meets twice a week and is co-taught with a scientist, a 30-hour middle school institute that runs in the summer and over vacation breaks, and numerous different courses that run on weekends.The Digital Educator will also be responsible for reviewing curriculum in advance of classes, maintaining and growing our digital resources (e.g., computers, mobile devices, 3D printers, AR/VR devices), as well as recommending emerging technology with educational potential. This also includes working collaboratively with Youth Initiatives staff to troubleshoot issues reported by faculty and students.
The Digital Educator will also collaborate with and coach the faculty in the use of instructional technologies to promote teaching and learning.

Candidates will be asked to learn how to work with 3D printing, GIS, and possibly Skyrim and Sculptris. The candidate must be able to learn and co-teach courses in a manner that aligns with the Museum's student-centered pedagogical approach that strives to engage and excite youth through museum-based, hands-on, interactive learning. Candidates must be available to work select Saturdays and Sundays, and when working on weekdays, be available to teach until 6:30pm.The Educator will report directly to and will be supervised by the Senior Manager of Curriculum and Teaching.
Required Qualifications
Must have a Bachelor's degree in education, science, or technologyMust have demonstrable experience with self-learning new digital tools and programsExperience working with urban youth is required
Preferred Qualifications
Experience creating educational activities designed to teach students the skills necessary to use various technology is preferredExperience co-teaching considered a plusExperience working with 3D printers considered a plusExperience with Skyrim and Sculptris considered a plus
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Closing Date
Open Until Filled
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EEO Statement

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.