Science Educator

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Asombro Institute

Deadline to Apply:

Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:00pm


Las Cruces, NM
United States



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The nonprofit Asombro Institute for Science Education is seeking an exceptional, full-time science educator. The Science Educator works with other staff members, professional scientists, teachers, and volunteers to deliver Asombro’s award-winning, inquiry-based science education programs (primarily classroom and schoolyard lessons as well as some field trips) to the diverse student population of the border region in southern New Mexico. The Science Educator must be excited to share the wonders of science and the desert to K-12 students through fun, hands-on, unique, standards-aligned lessons. Must be creative, adaptable, and willing to work non-traditional hours on occasion. This position requires excellent communication skills, willingness to be a team player, and excitement that no workday will ever be the same. 


  • Prepare for and deliver Asombro’s award-winning science education programs (including classroom lessons, field trips to Asombro’s 935-acre Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, and public programs) to K-12 students throughout New Mexico (approx. 90%). Some work for this position will be with Spanish-English bilingual students and English learners. 
  • Assist with other Asombro science education and administrative projects, such as teacher professional development workshops, collaborative projects with other regional organizations, lesson revision and development, communication activities, and other duties as needed (approx. 10%).


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How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, full contact information (including email address) for three references, and unofficial college transcripts. Please combine cover letter, resume, and reference information into a single Pages, Word, or PDF document (transcripts may be a separate file). Applications must include all of the components listed above to be considered. 

Send application package to:

Kelly Steinberg, Education Director

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Compensation Information:

Salary: $34,000/year

Benefits: 12 paid holidays plus a generous 22 days (176 hours) of flexible, paid time off, which includes vacation and sick leave (increasing to 27 days after five years of service). Health and vision insurance available.

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Kelly Steinberg

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