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Educator 1

The Tech Interactive

Educator 1

Belmont, CA +69 locations
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    The Tech Interactive San Jose, CA Who We Are: Since opening in 1998, The Tech Interactive has been an integral part of the San Francisco Bay area and is proud to serve families and young people through hands-on activities, experimental labs, and design challenge experiences. Here at The Tech our mission is to inspire the innovator in everyone! We are a team of diverse individuals committed to creating learning experiences that empower young folks to innovate with creativity, curiosity, and compassion. We believe that technology is leading and transforming lives all over the world and we want to help develop the next generation of problem-solvers. If you join our team, we know you will have a fulfilling and rewarding role focused on giving back to our community, especially those that have been historically marginalized and underserved. Position Overview: You will be an important member of the team that is at the heart of The Tech's mission to inspire the innovator in everyone. The Educator 1 works as part of a team of facilitators who are responsible for delivering high energy, interactive gallery experiences, including design-based learning programs and exhibits. Our facilitation values are centered on a learner-driven experience, where guests are encouraged to innovate and iterate. In this role you must be able to engage with visitors of all ages and backgrounds through our Design Challenge Learning style of facilitation and with exceptional guest service skills. The Facilitated Experiences Educator 1 position is a part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position reporting to the Facilitated Experiences Management. What You'll Do: -Lead experiences with all guests in our most open-ended program spaces - including but not limited to BioTinkering Lab and Tech Studio - using our Design Challenge Learning facilitation style. -Lead Innovation Lab programs as assigned during the school year (October through June). -Facilitate weekend birthday party labs, as scheduled. -Interact and communicate with the public and ensure superior guest service. -Perform a variety of floor programs and demonstrations daily, as assigned. -Co-teach one or two science lab offerings with a trained Educator 2 facilitator, as scheduled during the school year (October through June). -Participate in required and optional training sessions to build and maintain facilitation and engagement skills. -Maintain current knowledge about The Tech's educational programs, membership options, special events and other visitor related information. -Collect and provide input regarding visitor experiences in gallery experiences and exhibits. -Act as Floor Lead for scheduling of volunteers and staff as assigned. -Communicate with the Engineering and Facilities staff to assure that all exhibits, electronics and lighting in the gallery are functioning properly by reporting down exhibits and experiences. -Assist in training staff and volunteers as needed. -Demonstrate The Tech's mission and values including values in diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the job. -Perform cleaning as per protocols and follow all safety guidelines without exception. -Perform other duties as assigned. Key Qualifications: -Must be available to initially work both Saturday and Sundays. Other needed availability will vary based on The Tech's operating schedule. Some positions will eventually require full-time availability. -Ability to work in a public setting interacting with visitors and follow required safety protocols. T-eaching experience or experience working with youth in a traditional or non-traditional educational setting. -Serious and passionate about science and technology, while also flexible, patient and able to have fun with members and guests. Ability to accurately understand, interpret and communicate information. -Experience in engaging in and communicating technical/scientific topics to diverse groups with varying levels of exposure to and knowledge of the subject. -Ability to appropriately adapt content as well as the ability to pace facilitation and make on-the-spot decisions as changes arise. -Excellent facilitation skills that include the ability to communicate information to members and guests in a way that inspires curiosity, creativity and problem solving that continues beyond their visit. -Welcomes feedback and coaching; is happy to seek advice of mentors. -Excellent customer service, public speaking and listening skills. -Pursuing or completed bachelor's degree in education, science, engineering or equivalent experience. -Fluency in one or more languages common to the San Francisco Bay Area is a plus. -Ability to adhere to The Tech's grooming guidelines. -Has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and is able to demonstrate The Tech's values. Other Qualifications: -Must be able to remain in a stationary position for significant periods of time. -Constantly positioning self based on the demonstration needs of each exhibit and program. -Frequently moves objects up to 25 pounds. Salary Range: $21 per hour Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) at The Tech Our success is dependent on building teams that include people from different backgrounds and experiences who challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look for a diverse pool of applicants including but not limited to those from historically marginalized groups - women, people with disabilities, people of color, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or nonconforming, veterans, and people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The Tech will provide an equal opportunity in recruitment and employment to all individuals and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Any applicant with a disability may contact The Tech Interactive to arrange for accommodations. Please contact the Tech at or call (408) 795 -6168. Note that The Tech requires candidates to complete a background check prior to hire and to comply with its current COVID vaccination requirements. This includes full vaccination including boosters when eligible. The Tech follows all regulations regarding this policy and will evaluate all medical or religious accommodation requests.

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