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1415-1108 Specialist, Teacher Professional Development (TPD)
Division: Science Learning, Full Time/Exempt, EEO Category: 2C

The Teacher Professional Development Group (TPDG) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is looking for a dynamic and personable individual to join our diverse, creative team as a TPD Specialist. This position functions as part of the highly collaborative TPDG teaching team, designing and implementing SMM Professional Development Programs to meet the objective of achieving equitable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for each and every learner.

Share your talents by… participating actively in the TPDG’s highly collaborative planning process for professional development programs; team-facilitating engaging and challenging professional development learning experiences focused on access and equity in STEM education; working closely as part of the TPDG to provide client support, prepare program materials, consult informally with educators in Science House, and contribute to program evaluation and dissemination; and communicating actively with a rich diversity of teachers and learners within the department, across the Museum, and throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

The ideal candidate will have… a deep interest in the ways in which culture shapes teaching and learning, extensive experience navigating cultural differences with caring and grace, a strong desire both to learn and to facilitate adult learning concerning the many ways in which oppression affects opportunity for learners in K-12 classrooms, and the fortitude to make systemic change. Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred. In addition to education, highly desirable fields include African American Studies, Chicano Studies, Gender Studies, Educational Sociology, and/or related social sciences fields. Experience in one or more of the following areas is required: cultural studies; educational research; K-12 classroom teaching; K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics education; professional development for teachers; pre-service teacher education; and/or community engagement. Experience working successfully with culturally diverse populations at many levels is highly preferred.

Pay Rate: Based on experience
Application Deadline: April 8, 2015

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#1415-157 Director, Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC)
Science Learning/Community Engagement, Full-time/Exempt EEO 1B

This job is cool because… the role of the Director of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) is to provide strategic leadership, staff management/mentorship, budget/fiscal oversight for KAYSC programs which focus on the intersection of youth development, STEM and community engagement and to seek opportunities for collaboration within the Science Museum of Minnesota, the broader museum community and with local, regional/national youth development networks on current research and development relevant to youth experiences and youth programming within the context of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Share your talents by… providing strategic direction and guidance for the KAYSC and serve as a leader across the institution; serving as the Science Museum of Minnesota's chief advocate for youth by providing leadership locally and nationally to involve the Science Museum of Minnesota and other museums in innovative youth development/STEM, community education programs and services; designing, implementing and managing the operations infrastructure of the KAYSC, curriculum and/or philosophy, policies, program budgets and scheduling to assure programmatic success; building relationships across the division and the museum to establish and follow museum wide standards to ensure the most effective business strategy; and facilitating research and development tasks for programs and proposal development by supporting KAYSC Program Managers to fulfill the master schedule with Community Engagement Director, and others museum groups as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will… possess proven knowledge, skills and abilities in areas of complex problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, budget development, strategic thinking, supervisory skills, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, operational planning, organizational participation.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or higher in Museum Education, Community Organizing, Youth Development or other related field. Minimum of 5 years in a management role which includes budgeting, forecasting, program planning and development , youth and community development and supervisory and training preferred or equivalent in additional to experience in developing and articulating strong business practices and models that support organizational mission and financial goals.

The Science Museum is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action "Employer of Choice"
It is the museum's policy and practice to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, sexual orientation, or other protected-class status.

Pay Rate: Based on experience
Application Deadline: April 8, 2015

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#1415-1136 Maintenance Engineer
Full Time/Non-Exempt, Union Local 70, EEO 6

This job is cool because… it is responsible for contributing to an experience for our visitors, clients and staff to maintain building safety and efficiency while carrying out the mission of the Science Museum of Minnesota!

Share your talents by… partnering with internal and external constituents to build and sustain collaborative relationships which support the museums vision and mission to: Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.

The ideal candidate will… operate and provide maintenance on all equipment to ensure reliable service over its expected lifetime. You will review and adjust equipment as needed to provide peak performance and energy efficiency. Respond to emergency maintenance plumbing, electrical and mechanical issues within the facility by making necessary repairs or notifying supervisor if work is beyond their skill level. Provide the necessary facility repairs (doors, door closure, lock repair, lighting, plumbing, etc.) necessary to maintain the facility in a reliable and safe condition.

They will also… have strong mechanical aptitude, with knowledge of and experience with HVAC, plumbing, electrical, pneumatics/DDC controls and refrigeration, strong background in general building and equipment repair and light construction, possess basic computer skills and knowledge. You must be able to read blueprints and schematics and utilize excellent trouble shooting skills. Proven interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills are imperative to be successful in this role. It is critical to be able to work independently and under pressure to meet various deadlines and handle varying workloads. You must be able to work in high areas and using aerial lifts at heights of 90 feet, climb and work from ladders, walk long distances and remain in a standing position for extended periods. It is essential to be able working primarily in a standing position and lifting up to 100 pounds.

Education: AA Degree

Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience as maintenance or building engineer. Minimum of State of MN Special Class Boilers License and Universal Refrigerant Reclaim Certification. Must have valid Minnesota driver’s license.

Hours of work: Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Science Museum is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action "Employer of Choice"
It is the museum's policy and practice to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, sexual orientation, or other protected-class status.

Pay Rate: $29/hr
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

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