jueves, diciembre 06, 2007

Puesto de trabajo en el Museum of the Earth en Ithaca (Nueva York)

Por Paleonet nos ha llegado información de un puesto de trabajo de Educador en el Museo de la Tierra en Ithaca (Nueva York). Os adjuntamos la información:

Fulltime position: Education Programs Manager at PRI's Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY. Position begins February 2008.

Description: Museum of the Earth (MotE) at the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) seeks an individual to develop, coordinate, and implement educational programming for school groups, community groups, and public visitors to Museum of the Earth. MotE educational programming makes accessible the history of life on Earth, the processes by which the Earth system works, and the science by which we understand it. Main job responsibilities include booking and tracking information regarding education programs, delivering programs and leading tours of the Museum, developing interdisciplinary programming in science and art, and helping reach underserved urban and rural audiences. Additional duties also include assisting with teacher development workshops, maintaining educational materials and teaching collection of specimens, answering education correspondence, and representing PRI at public events.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree in an area of Earth system science, museum education, museum studies or related field preferred. Minimum of 2 years experience in museum education or similar informal education venue preferred. The ideal candidate has a passion for Earth sciences and informal education, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience working with diverse audiences. Candidates should be a dynamic instructor, with excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable with hands-on inquiry based education. About the organization: PRI's Museum of the Earth is a major natural history museum in Ithaca, NY dedicated to high quality education on the history of the Earth and its life. The Museum opened in September 2003; see http://www.museumoftheearth.org/
for more information.

Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a resume/CV, and a list of three references (including address, phone number, and e-mail address) to: Director of Public Programs. Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850. U.S.A. Review of applications begins immediately and will close December 28tht. Additional questions can be addressed to Samantha Sands at sands@museumoftheearth.org