Phipps is seeking a full-time Science Education Coordinator to assist with developing, implementing, and evaluating new and innovative youth-focused science education in the areas of sustainability, conservation, art and science, mindfulness, scientific communication, citizen science, healthy living, horticultural therapy, and related topics. The Science Education Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of youth programs administered on- and off-site for school, homeschool, after-school, scout, camp, formal and informal educator, and family groups. In addition to youth programming, the Science Education Coordinator will coordinate and implement innovative programs that connect youth and the public to scientists, as well as educational outreach opportunities and teacher professional development programs.
The successful candidate must have a passion for teaching and the environment, and have experience leading engaging educational programming for children, preferably in an informal learning environment. Proficiency with internet, email software and Microsoft Office is required. A successful facilitator at Phipps is energetic, upbeat, creative and adaptable and has a love of working with young children (~70% of programming will serve ages 4-12.) A bachelor’s degree is preferred, focused in an area related to Phipps’ science education (environmental education, elementary education, environmental social sciences, or the ecological or conservation-based biological sciences). Availability to work occasional weekends and holidays, a valid driver’s license and ability to provide own transportation for work-related travel is required (mileage reimbursed).
Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere. Qualified candidates should apply using our online application or send a cover letter and résumé via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.