Employment and Internship opportunities
Full-time Science Educator
This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a state AmeriCorps program that places members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding services that many communities rely on. LEAP members provide direct service in the form of educational programming to PreK-12 Youth in STEAM subject areas and early literacy projects. LEAP supports members through trainings and professional development opportunities throughout their service term.
This is a full-time, year-long AmeriCorps position and requires completion of 1700 hours for an average of 40 hours per week. Member will receive a living allowance of $14,297 (pre-tax) and an education award of $6,195 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include federal school loan forbearance, various training opportunities, health coverage, and Vermont SNAP benefits if eligible. This service includes classroom and astronomy instruction on specific subjects as laid out by the Director of Education.
Details and application can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : •Oversee summer Frankin’s Guides Students •Develop and present hour long classes (both in person and virtually) based on Next Generation Science Standards and STEM requirements •Present hour long science classes to PreK-8th grades (both in person and virtually) •Lead two hour field programs (during all four seasons) for school groups and homeschool groups •Work with St Johnsbury Academy freshman on Capstone projects involving the museum’s attributes such as the planetarium and collections •Create and lead interpretive tours and classes based on the museum collections and dioramas •Present all the educational offerings including our planetarium software and 3-D printer •Oversee camp-in sleepover programs for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and Boys & Girls Clubs on the weekends (limited to 10 each year) •As needed, lead STEAM programming to preschool youth in the (on campus) Balch Nature School.
This position offers free on-site housing.
Program Benefits : Training, Housing, Living Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible .
Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Children/Youth, Education, Environment
Environment, Teaching/Tutoring, Leadership, Education, Public Speaking
Internships offer a way for self-motivated individuals to be involved with the work of the Museum. Interns work with Museum staff on specific projects or over time to support Museum functions. The Museum cannot pay interns.
Fairbanks Museum interns can work with collections, exhibits, facilities, visitor services, marketing and communications. For those interested in a more formal internship to fulfill an educational requirement, museum staff can work with you and your instructors to meet your needs.
Would an itnernship be a good step for your career? You can start the conversation by letting us know your interests and experiences in a cover letter. Please include any relevant work history or academic focus.