Job: 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


  • 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.