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Science Educator (Americorps)

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium leads innovative, inquiry based youth education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) and Vermont. The goal of this position will be to develop and teach one hour classes and events which inspire K-8 th grade students about the natural world. This service includes classroom and planetarium instruction on specific subjects as laid out by the Director of Programs and STEM Lab Director.

This position will start in 2020 and take place until the end of August. Service will be rendered primarily in the museum’s classrooms, planetarium, main floor and balcony. Four to five times a month, we will be outside at a local private property with meadows, forests, and ponds. Some educational programming will take place at schools located in our region (the museum has a Prius available for educators to drive). Classes and afterschool programs will run between the hours of 8 AM-to-5 PM weekdays with service occurring also during occasional weekend programming.

Requires 900 hours for an average of 35 hours per week from February 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 with opportunity for renewal for a full year. The Americorps member who fills this position will receive a living allowance of $6,000 (pre-tax), and an education award of $2,960 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include federal school loan forbearance and various training opportunities. This position has potential for free housing at the museum on a first come first serve basis.

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Internship Opportunities

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.