Job Requisition Number: 22785. The Lawrence Hall of Science is University of California, Berkeley?s public science center, serving more than 170,000 visitors on site each year. The TechHive Facilitator is part of a team that plans and implements educational programs that enhance public understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The position will help lead a program for teenagers focused on design, technology, and engineering. The position will have the opportunity to contribute to/ or lead development of tech-based curriculum and projects, develop and produce written educational materials, conduct special events, and prepare professional learning materials to assist staff and volunteers.
? Sets up TechHive program activities, including organizing materials, setting up and managing space, ensuring that equipment and technology is functioning and updated as needed. ? Facilitates TechHive teen program. Adjusts facilitation to meet the needs of specific individuals and groups and to meet the stated goals of the program. Documents program evaluations and feedback in order to makes recommendations for improvements and have data to communicate with funders. ? Assists with development of new materials, and documentation of best practices and specific activities for dissemination online, in print and at conferences. Works on an interdisciplinary team with other Hall staff. ? Has administrative responsibilities related to TechHive program; communicating with teen participants and parents, ensuring accurate information on webpage and in social media, communicating with marketing on TechHive Events and programs. ? Other Duties as Assigned? Experience facilitating and developing museum programs for teens with a focus on technology and engineering ? Working knowledge of the learning characteristics of museum audiences (teens as well as youth and adults) ? Ability to engage learners in learning experiences. ? Working knowledge of emerging educational technologies. ? Excellent verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills. ? Public speaking and presentation skills essential. Education/Training: ? Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience/training. ? Continuing education in related field. This is a one-year, part-time (60%) contract position with full benefits. Hours are Friday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.