|March 18, 2013 - April 15, 2013|
|Salary Range:||$15.85 - $19.81 per hour.|
|Benefits:||Not eligible for benefits.|
|Description:||The Program Developer writes funding proposals and develops science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs for public and professional audiences, incorporating best practices, innovative ideas, and a collaborative process.|
|Duties:||ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:|
Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI’s corporate headquarters:
•Generate ideas for new programs.
•Research and develop major programs for various audiences including early childhood, pre-K–12, out of-school youth, family, adult, and professional.
•Lead project team during program development phase.
•Implement program projects within budget scope and timeline.
•Assemble and lead advisory groups.
•Research, write, and test activity copy, background support materials, training materials, teacher materials, and interpretive programming and educational guides for exhibits.
•Develop program project plan and write narrative for grant proposals.
•Write reports to project funding sources.
•Support exhibit development when needed.
•Procure in-kind scientific and educational resources for programs.
•Train interpretive staff on programs and exhibits developed by OMSI.
•Work with and support volunteers throughout the museum.
•Serve as scientific and educational resource for the museum.
•Stay current in ISE field to pursue best practices, partnerships, and new audiences.
•This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
•This position is on-call, scheduled for 19 hours/week.
•Physical Demands: 75% Sitting 24% Standing 1% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 10-20 Pounds
•Assist in development of project budgets and timelines.
•Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Director of R&D.
•Strong customer service skills.
•Professional communication skills, both written and oral.
•Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
•Strong time management skills.
•Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
•Strong presentation skills.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
•Ability to work independently as well as in teams.
•Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.
•Self-initiative to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
•Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to promote teamwork and collaboration.
•Demonstrated interest and ability in informal science education.
•Demonstrated experience in delivering education programs.
•Demonstrated writing ability for a public audience and for formal proposals.
•Ability to balance multiple projects and meet stringent deadlines.
•Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
•Minimum 4 years experience in a museum or science center or equivalent experience in an informal science education setting.
•BA or BS in science or education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Experience working with volunteers.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES; INCLUDING LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
•Valid driver’s license.
•Pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.
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