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Port Discovery Children's Museum, one of the top Children's Museum in the United States and a top cultural institution in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, is seeking a creative and passionate educator to be our full-time Early Childhood and Literacy Specialist. The mission of Port Discovery is to connect purposeful play with learning. If our mission resonates with you, and you have a visuals arts education background as well as enjoy the joy and wonder of children as they learn, then we welcome you to apply!
Working as a member of the Education Department, the Early Childhood and Literacy Specialist works to provide engaging, high quality content in Port Discovery's Early Childhood and Literacy-related programs. The Specialist researches, creates, implements, and evaluates innovative educational activities, programs, and events for young children (birth through age 10) and their families that support Port Discovery's commitment to offer innovative, interactive, playful and engaging learning experiences. In addition to leading, facilitating, and engaging in direct programs with museum visitors, the Specialist conducts trainings for educational programs, engages in education outreach programs, supports grant-related work as it relates to Early Childhood and Literacy, and develops and maintains pertinent community partnerships that will enhance the Museum offerings and mission.
This is a full-time position and the workweek is currently flexible, based on the museum operating schedule. Scheduled work hours will be adjusted according to department/museum needs. Participation in special events, evenings, weekends, and holidays will be necessary.
The museum is currently open to the public 4 days per week now, but that is re-evaluated monthly. Most of the work for this position will be expected to be on-site.
Position Requirements & Qualifications:
Port Discovery provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in the community and in the lives of children. Additional benefits include:
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
Must be able to meet physical demands of job to include walking, standing, climbing, bending, kneeling and lifting / moving objects up to 50 pounds. Largest amount of time is spent standing when delivering programming. Some sitting / sedentary time for administrative and planning tasks. Work is performed indoors, and the noise level is usually moderate to high. Must be comfortable working amongst small groups of children and caregivers. If doing outreach work, the environment of those locations are unknown.
We will also provide you with a memorable experience of being part of a world-class institution as well as the ability for you to be a key ingredient in our creative and informal programming. Bring us your enthusiasm and passion!
Send us your resume and cover letter, and let's start this journey together!
To learn more about Port Discovery Children's Museum, visit https://www.portdiscovery.org/. Port Discovery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.