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Teen Tech Center Coordinator - OMSI

Teen Tech Center Coordinator - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The Teen Tech Center Coordinator implements structured and casual interpretive programming for visiting teenagers in the Teen Tech Center and associated program spaces, designed for OMSI visitors aged 10-18, primarily during after-school hours. The Teen Tech Center is operated with support from Best Buy and the Clubhouse Network to provide support and resources for young people to pursue their interests and build upon their talents, mainly through technology. Activities include making and recording music, art, video, zines, animation, computer games, clothing, and more. The coordinator is responsible for daily functioning and maintenance of Teen Tech Center activities, equipment and technology. The Coordinator also supports long-term planning and implementation for experiences related other areas of teen programming.

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 Functions and Job Responsibilities:

CONTENT MANAGEMENT 

  • Develop, deliver, and assume responsibilities for Teen Tech Center programming including supporting youth in developing and pursuing project ideas, and supporting youth in soft skill development and planning for the future.

  • Responsible for the day to day operations of Teen Tech Center programming, including, but not limited to coordinating and ordering supplies, ongoing maintenance, and communicating activity calendars to internal and external audiences.

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

  • Provide basic computer maintenance, including file management, trouble-shooting, and technical support to Teen Tech Center youth and mentors.

  • Keep current in technology and multimedia production trends and informal education, and serve as an internal and external resource.

  • Responds promptly to visitor concerns with outstanding customer service.

  • Maintains ongoing communications across departments to ensure quality visitor experience.

 

PERSONNEL 

  • Select, train, and coordinate the volunteer, intern, and work-study staff working in the Teen Tech Center, ensuring they work effectively with youth

 

ADMINISTRATION 

  • Responsible for tracking and expending the assigned budget, including ordering of supplies and equipment maintenance.

 

PARTNERSHIPS  

  • Provide community outreach to involve a diverse group of young people, parents, teachers, and community leaders in the program.

  • This position is exempt, paid salaried

  • This position is regular full-time, scheduled for 40 hours/week.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, and sit on the floor multiple times a day.

  • Physical Demands: 50% Sitting 40% Standing 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 20 Pounds

  • 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), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).

  • Noise level is moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) to loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).

  

Secondary Functions:

  • Maintains integrity and appearance of OMSI's exhibits on a daily basis.

  • Keeps current in science, technology, and education related to OMSI's exhibits and programming.

  • Participate in The Clubhouse Network, attending Network meetings, sharing ideas and issues, and supporting collaborative projects across sites.

  • Assumes tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Teen & Adult Engagement Assistant Manager.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Ability:

Requirements:

  • Proven track record working with youth aged 10-18, particularly young people from underserved neighborhoods.

  • Experience with computers and interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool.

  • Demonstrated ability to reach out to youth, parents, educators, and community leaders.

  • Interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities and a talent for making people feel welcome and included.

  • A passion for learning and helping others to learn.

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

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks at once.

  • Ability to take initiative.

  • Visual, perceptual, cognitive and judgment ability in order to recognize and respond appropriately to safety and security issues.

  • Ability to follow instructions and contribute to a positive team dynamic.

  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.

 

Preferences:

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

  • Knowledge or experience using the full Adobe suite

  • Knowledge or experience in music and video production

 

Education & Work Experience:

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in the field of Education, Technology, Digital Media, or Science; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Working knowledge of middle/high school educational theories and practices.

  • Minimum 1 year of coordination and project management skills.

  • Minimum 3 years of working with teens.

  • Minimum 1 year of informal experience in teaching (museum, community organization, etc.).

 

Preferences: 

  • Experience working with and supervising paid and/or unpaid staff.

 

Additional Requirements/Preferences, including Licenses and Certifications:

 Requirements:

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

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