Job: Physical Science Educator

Department: HQ – Headquarters


Location: Washington, DC

Physical Science Educator

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, 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 explore space, planets that are similar to Earth, and how to get to those planets.

CASE is seeking a Physical Science Educator to teach First Light, and other education programs, as needed. Position is part-time (First Light runs on Saturdays) for school year 2018-19. The next First Light term is scheduled to begin on October 13th and will end on May 18th. The Physical Science Educator will work with a Science Resident from a Carnegie Science Lab to ensure content is accurate and up-to-date, and will report to the Director. Compensation based on experience.

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

Facilitate hands-on student science learning

  • Manage student behavior in the classroom 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

  • 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 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)
  • Must have proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Bachelor’s degree in science field or education, Master’s degree in science field or education (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.

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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, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.