HQ – Headquarters

Special Events Coordinator – Part-time

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary: $21 per hour

Location: 1530 P. Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005

Are you looking for supplemental income and/or a boost to your resume? Come work as an Events Coordinator with Carnegie Institute for Science! The Carnegie Institution for Science Administration Building located on 16th Street between the neighborhoods of DuPont Circle and Logan Circle, is an iconic Washington, D.C. architectural landmark that lends itself to classic turn-of-the-century design with a touch of simple elegance. This building has acted as a venue for scientific events, social events and weddings, non-profit events, corporate and internal events of all kinds for the past three decades. Carnegie Institution is seeking a Part-time Special Events Coordinator to oversee the management of events within the building. Please see below for details on the vacancy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Being present for day-of activities, coordinating back-up support, and ensuring the safety and security of the premises.
  • Coordinate with clients, event coordinators, caterers and other vendors involving conference and event logistics.
  • Supervising and assisting site personnel, janitorial, and set-up crews.
  • Overseeing facility operations during events to ensure building maintenance.
  • Assist as needed with event set-up/breakdown.
  • Serving as on-call back-up support for other events.
  • Oversee rehearsals for wedding clients, coordinating with wedding party and planner.
  • Provide event support as needed for internal events, such as registration, crowd control, setup and breakdown.

Qualifications

  • Previous event management and/or customer service experience desired.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, with availability on weekday nights and weekends.
  • Excellent time management skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task and make decisions in a flexible manner to address changing needs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment while remaining responsible and accountable for results.
  • Ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations with tact and professionalism.

Education 

  • Bachelors degree preferred.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please.

All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Science Educator – Part-Time

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary: Compensation based on experience

Location: 1530 P. Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989, CASE programs have served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s First Light Saturday Science School, a free program for DC’s middle school students, gives students an opportunity to explore science skills and careers through hands on projects and direct work with science practitioners. This year, students will learn about types of cancer through cell comparisons, bioethics, and the story of Henrietta Lacks.

CASE is seeking a Science Educator to teach First Light, and other education programs, as needed. The science educator is a professional charged with working under the general supervision of the Acting Director of CASE Programs to support Carnegie Academy’s educational mission to enhance science-based STEM programming to DC children. Position is part-time (First Light runs on Saturdays) for school year 2017-18.

Compensation based on experience.

Essential functions of this job may include but are not limited to:

Facilitate hands-on student science and STEM learning

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom and laboratory by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual youth participants and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  • Working in collaboration with the Acting Director, Case Team, Scientist, and volunteers to research, develop, and implement specialized science- based programming. Programs address secondary and high school learning standards.
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.Maintain accurate and complete records of participants’ progress and development
  • Prepare classroom for class activities

Support CASE’s education programs

  • Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs
  • Participate in team planning meetings

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience teaching students in a school or out-of-school environment
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and public-speaking skills required
  • Able to maintain organized lab environment including a detailed inventory
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards and Project-Based Learning preferred

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in science field or education, Master’s degree in science field (biology or environmental science) or education (preferred)

Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume. Only applications with both cover letters and resumes will be considered. No phone or email inquiries please.

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All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Lab Instructor

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs has served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers have been trained and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories. CASE was recently named Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)’s new partner. ABE is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, curriculum materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum designed to introduce students to the excitement of scientific discovery.

CASE is seeking a Lab Instructor to train high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques (using the ABE curriculum), assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. Position is part-time for school year 2017-18, full-time in summer 2018, and may lead to weekend employment if performance is exemplary. Compensation based on experience.

Essential functions of this job may include but are not limited to:

Train teachers to run biotechnology program in their schools

  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active, hands-on learning based on ABE’s curriculum
  • Instruct and monitor participants in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Maintain equipment and supplies in accordance with established lab protocols

Recruit and maintain relationships with current and prospective participants

  • Communicate with program participants to build ongoing relationships with schools
  • Attend outreach events to recruit program participants

Support CASE’s education programs

  • Participate in team planning meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory skills and concepts (required), Next Generation Science Standards (preferred), and Project-Based Learning (preferred)
  • Ability and history of establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships working with individuals from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience in outreach, teaching in a school or out-of-school environment, and/or providing professional development preferred
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or education, Masters degree in STEM field or education (preferred)

Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with work experience and skills.

All applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Experienced STEM Educator

Department: HQ – Headquarters

Salary:

Location: Washington, DC

The Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) is Carnegie Science’s K-12 education arm and is housed within the institution’s headquarters. CASE’s mission to enhance the education of DC children in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), through a variety of programs for students and their teachers, each with a common goal: to empower children to ask questions, sharpen their analytical skills, develop leadership and general life skills and broaden their educational and career horizons.

Since 1989 CASE programs has served more than 800 students and 1,000 teachers in DC. CASE’s First Light Saturday Science School, a free program for DC’s middle school students, gives students an opportunity to explore STEM skills and careers through hands on projects and direct work with STEM practitioners. CASE’s STEM Kits program has trained 70 teachers have been trained and 1,500 students have developed skills to handle tools and equipment used in modern research laboratories.

CASE is seeking a STEM Educator for our high school biotechnology outreach program and other education programs, as needed. The STEM Educator will train high school teachers in basic laboratory research techniques, assist in implementing the biotechnology program in schools, and support CASE’s education programs. Position is part-time for school year 2017-18, full-time in summer 2018, and may lead to weekend employment if performance is exemplary. Compensation based on experience.

Essential functions of this job may include but are not limited to:

Train teachers to run biotechnology program in their schools

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active, hands-on learning
  • Instruct and monitor participants in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Maintain equipment and supplies in accordance with established lab protocols

Facilitate hands-on student STEM learning

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom and laboratory by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual youth participants and use information to adjust teaching strategies
  • Develop schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of participants’ progress and development
  • Prepare classroom for class activities

Support CASE’s education programs

  • Participate in team planning meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to participants and colleagues regarding participant progress and needs

Skills and Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Experience teaching students and/or teachers in a school or out-of-school environment for a minimum of two years
  • Experience delivering STEM professional development to teachers preferred
  • Adaptable, able to think on feet, strategic problem solver, multi-tasker, organized, and goal oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Able to maintain organized lab environment including a detailed inventory
  • Instructional, lab materials and equipment procurement experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards and Project-Based Learning preferred
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  • Must have proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or education, Masters degree in STEM field or education (preferred)

Job Type: Part-time