The Science Museum's Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center has two part-time job opportunities available this summer:
Urban Heat Island Network Crew Leader
The purpose of the Urban Heat Island Network Crew Leader is to empower youth to change our world through science.
Application Deadline: May 8, 2013.
Responsibilities: Develop and implement short-term informal Climate Science and Urban Heat Island education projects and positive youth development programming for the Urban Heat Island Network Interns. Utilize service-learning, family engagement, inquiry/experiential learning, community outreach and cultural competency as core strategies to build assets for interns. Build connections with higher education, business, and community organization partners.
Requirements: 2 years experience managing young people in programmatic or customer service roles, preferably on projects in art, science and/or technology. Computer Basics: Mac. Fluency in Spanish, Hmong or Somali language. Communication Skills - Written: Ability to compose, write and edit documents. Experience working with diverse teens and communities, especially those with least access to science and technology resources (e.g. girls, low-income and communities of color). Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with community organizations and other outside institutions. Education: Undergraduate degree or work done toward attaining a degree. Desirable fields include education, youth development, life science, physical science, earth science, environmental science, mathematics, art and/or museum studies. Some college level course work or equivalent work experience in positive youth development. Experience: Experience working with young people from communities of color or low-income communities.
Heritage Crew Leader
The Heritage Crew Leader is responsible for empowering youth to change our world through science.
Responsibilities:The Heritage Crew Manager is responsible for facilitating a positive youth development, STEM learning and youth employment experience for a high school youth crew. Work as liaison between research archaeology and public archaeology aspects of the Crites site archaeological project. The research involves the archaeology of the St. Croix Valley. The public archaeology aspect involves the creation of a Heritage Youth Crew, who will carry out outreach functions to make the processes of and data (maps, collections, observations) from this research publicly and easily accessible. This position supervises day to day work of the Heritage Crew members to develop and implement long and short-term informal education projects and programming for the Heritage Crew members to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's cultural and historical resources and oversees their schedules and transportation. This position will participate directly in the field and laboratory work with the Heritage Crew to provide youth supervision and direction and ensure accuracy in outreach products.
Position will be posted within a week. Interested individuals should contact Robby Callahan Schreiber for more information 651-221-2589 or firstname.lastname@example.org