Lead Facilitator, Early Childhood - Children’s Museum of Manhattan
As part of CMOM’s Public Programs team, Lead Facilitators in Early Childhood primarily conceive and implement family programs for children ages 6 months - 4 years old related to our early childhood exhibit PlayWorks™. Lead Facilitators deliver a variety of programs in PlayWorks™, including daily early childhood arts and science programs, movement-based programs, interdisciplinary workshops for families and children ages 4 & younger, and other Museum initiatives. Lead Facilitators in Early Childhood are the “face” of the museum, whose expertise allows them to implement quality early childhood programs and build relationships with parents, caregivers, and families—communicating a child's learning and development as it relates to the goals of the programs.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES ❖ Implement programs designed for children ages 0 - 4 years old and their adults ❖ Design programs that support a child’s cognitive, linguistic, and emotional development ❖ Ensure that all early childhood programs are aligned pedagogically, conceptually and strategically to the museum's goals, and are of the highest quality ❖ Mentor CMOM’s part-time Experience Facilitators through co-teaching and overseeing their daily programs ❖ Oversee supply inventory for programs and submit order requests as needed ❖ Assist in curating guest speakers, teachers, authors, and performers ❖ Assist in the coordination of prep and setup of guest vendors (i.e. visual artists, authors, musicians, and dance groups) ❖ Collaborate with senior Education Department staff to produce training, progress reports, and evaluations of programs and Experience Facilitators ❖ Communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences ❖ Maintain a safe, clean and organized program environment ❖ Complete other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS Required: ❖ One to three years of experience teaching in early childhood education, museum, or informal education settings ❖ Experience facilitating activities to ages 4 & younger using a variety of disciplines such as STEM, visual art, dance, music, and/or theater ❖ Ability to engage with children and adults in a welcoming, energetic, friendly, and professional manner ❖ Excellent communication skills—can effectively communicate the educational content and value of museum exhibits and programs to visitors ❖ Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment ❖ Proven ability to work independently and prioritize tasks ❖ Responsible, punctual, flexible, and reliable ❖ Undergraduate or Graduate degree in early childhood, arts education, or museum education. Individuals who are currently enrolled in related programs will be considered
Desired: ❖ Experience developing lessons plans for children ages 6 months - 4 years old ❖ Ability to work and collaborate with others ❖ Experience implementing a multidisciplinary curriculum in a variety of settings ❖ Proven ability to work with families from diverse backgrounds; experience with underserved populations Additional Experience - a plus: ❖ Fluency in Spanish or a second language ❖ Experience working with parents alongside children ❖ Experience translating and applying research related to developing executive functions in children and adults and/or child development, social-emotional skills ❖ Background work or studies related to early childhood development, psychology, or social work ❖ Experience working with a diverse group of learners, including children who have special needs
Availability: ❖ Must be available to work weekdays and one weekend day, either Saturday or Sunday ❖ Must be available to work holidays and some special events ❖ Lead Facilitators in Early Childhood may see approximately 24-34 hours per week ❖ Seasonal position (with an option to renew)
REQUIREMENTS ❖ Attend orientation and professional development as scheduled ❖ Background checks will be completed on all employees RATE OF PAY Hourly wage: $20 per hour
HOW TO APPLY Please follow this LINK to submit all application materials. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position, however, please check your inbox and junk mail for any correspondence. The Children's Museum of Manhattan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone inquiries, please.
APPLICATION DEADLINE June 7th, 2019 or until filled
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is dedicated to inspiring children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. These experiences include exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances, and festivals. Based on research, evaluation, and testing, our programs and exhibits are designed to address the multiple ways children learn and to help parents understand and support their children’s development. The Museum’s special areas of focus include early childhood education, creativity (in the arts and sciences), health, and world cultures. CMOM’s Public Programs department hosts a variety of early childhood, arts and science-based programs for children and families, including daily sing-a-longs and storytimes, science and design workshops, and guest artist workshops and performances in dance and music. ABOUT THE POSITION