The Associate Curator of Education: STEM is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of a variety of in person and virtual STEM-focused education programs, with an emphasis on environmental science, environmental justice and the natural history of the High Desert. The programs will engage audiences of all ages, including PreK-12 students, educators and families. Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences.
The Educational Specialist and will develop curriculum and implement our preschool literacy program at public libraries and provide hands-on, inquiry-based natural and cultural history education programming. Full-time, 11-month position, Sept 2019-July 2020. Health insurance and a living allowance of $13,732 for the year plus an education award of $5,920 after completing their year of service.
The Educational Specialist and will develop curriculum and implement our Animal Adventures program, a preschool literacy program that takes place twice a month at public libraries around Central Oregon. The member will be trained to provide hands-on, inquiry-based natural and cultural history education programming. Will learn how to handle birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
The Museum Educator is responsible for the design, scheduling and implementation of a variety of Education programs for a wide range of ages, including both formal and informal education programs. The majority of programming will be for preschool and elementary-aged children. The Museum Educator will teach about the cultural and natural history of the High Desert, as well as STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).
The High Desert Museum is a non-profit organization focused on the biotic and cultural elements of the High Desert region of the Western United States. Located near Bend, Oregon, on the edge of the beautiful Deschutes National Forest, the Museum melds the natural history of diverse habitat types with human history of the environment into a unique blend of indoor and outdoor exhibits, living history and both living and historic collections.