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Science Educator: Innovation Stations - OMSI

Science Educator: Innovation Stations - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The Science Educator - Innovation Stations primarily provides casual, facilitated design and engineering process-based experiences to museum guests at the Innovation Stations. The Educator will implement casual interpretative experiences for audiences that include schools, families, children, and adults. Additionally, the Educator will collaborate with and work alongside unpaid staff in the Innovation Stations.


Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization

  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Performing the following may involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:


Content Management 

  • Presents engineering, design, and STEAM-based educational programs to museum visitors. Roles include, but are not limited to: exhibit interpretation, demonstrations, and casual interpretation.

  • Contributes to written exhibit and program materials including but not limited to staff documents and training materials.

  • Assists in developing and presenting facilitated extension activities to Innovation Station experiences.

  • Participates in education events, such as community events and teacher in-service programs.



  • Maintains a safe and secure environment for guests and staff.

  • Maintains integrity and appearance of the Innovation Stations and design programs and materials on a daily basis.

  • Collaborate with unpaid staff (volunteers, interns, and work-study students) to work with the public through informal science experiences.

  • Keeps current in science and education related to all aspects of engineering and design processes.

  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly

  • This position is special project, scheduled for 15 hours/week.


Working Conditions:  

  • Requires working a schedule of Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Physical Demands: 10% Sitting 85% Standing 5% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 20Pounds

  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).

  • Noise level is moderate to loud (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic, large crowds).


Secondary Functions: 

  • Assumes tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Turbine Hall Assistant Manager.




  • Ability to present science process and content in an engaging way with a diverse population of learners.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.

  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of informal science education.



  • Experience working with volunteers.

  • Nonprofit experience.

  • Museum experience.

  • Knowledge of informal science education field.

  • Fluency in a language in addition to English to support OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE) and Customer Service mission and objectives.


Education & Work Experience: 


  • Bachelor's Degree in education, science, math or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum of two years delivering educational programming.

  • Minimum of one year of informal experience in education (museum, zoo, nature preserve).



  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.

  • Experience working with volunteers.


Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications: 


  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.