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Project Exploration Job Posting: Education Coordinator
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Job Posting: Education Programs Coordinator
Project Exploration was co-founded by paleontologist Paul Sereno and educator
Gabrielle Lyon to bring dinosaurs and natural science to the public and to
provide innovative educational opportunities for
city kids. Project Exploration accomplishes this through youth development
programs, services to schools, professional development for teachers, and
Project Exploration is seeking a natural science educator to design, write
and teach a wide variety of informal science programs targeting girls and
minority students living in the Chicago area. Activities include: developing
and implementing inquiry based, experiential natural science, paleontology
and geology programs; developing and implementing curricula and activities
based on real-life paleontology expeditions; participating in field-based
programs in Illinois, Wyoming and Montana; collaborating with scientists to
create lab tour narratives and visit materials; providing in-service teacher
training and presentations at area schools.
B.S. degree (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in biological sciences, environmental
education or informal science education. Minimum two years experience in
museum/nature/outdoor center or similar education
facility; extensive knowledge of informal science, geology or biology with
formal and inquiry-based teaching experience required. Demonstrated ability
to write/teach wide range of natural science programs for
audiences ranging from children to adults. Ability to manage multiple
projects, develop and administer budgets, and provide long-range planning.
Strong desire to work in a growing urban institution. Spanish language
skills, familiarity with program evaluation techniques and experience with
grant-funded project reporting plusses.
Reports to: Project Exploration Directors
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Send: cover letter, resume, salary history, writing sample and three (3)
Gabrielle Lyon, Director
Project Exploration, 5521 S. Blackstone Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Ph: 773-643-3014; Fax: 773-363-3181
email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, website: <www.projex.org>
Applications accepted: starting January 5, 2001