STEM Program Coordinator

Website Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Job Title:
STEM Program Coordinator
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Full Time
Pay Rate:
$39,774 – $50,125 per year. Salary will be determined based on education and relevant years of experience beyond the minimum requirements.
Position Type:
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Job Summary:
Do you enjoy creating unique learning experiences for the public? Do you get a thrill bringing museums and communities together to create those light-bulb, “Aha!” moments for individuals? If so, then the Kalamazoo Valley Museum may have the perfect opportunity for you!

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is currently seeking a full-time STEM Program Coordinator. This role is responsible for leading and managing a team, working as the in-house specialist for MI K-12 STEM educational standards. Also responsible for designing, coordinating, executing, and evaluating activities related to museum programs for patron learning.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing related budgets, marketing materials, and communications for all science programming including live interactive demonstrations for visitors.
  • Develop school and public programs which support current and future science based exhibitions including those offered in the planetarium and the science gallery.
  • Fostering community partnerships to support and grow quality programs for patron learning through a DEAI lens.
  • Occasional after hour, holiday and weekend programming.
  • Serving as On-Site Contact Staff, as needed, to support museum public operations.
  • Hire/recruit and supervise contractors, volunteers, and interns to execute museum goals for patron learning.
  • Work as part of a team with colleagues, contractors, volunteers, and interns to accomplish unit goals.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Appropriate education, training, experience and talents are requirements. An example of this would be a bachelors degree in an appropriate field and three years of related experience.

Competencies and Personal Attributes:

  • Experience in supervising teams of people.
  • Knowledge of promoting and audience building.
  • Skill in designing, coordinating, executing, an evaluating museum STEM programs.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.
  • Skill in developing organizational partnership relationships.
  • Skill in working with all ages 0 – 100+.
  • Skill in using Microsoft Office software, email, calendaring systems.
  • Skill in providing quality customer service.
  • Skill in adaptability, collaboration, applying a continuous improvement mindset.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Prior experience in formal or informal education.
  • Experience in a K-12 classroom setting.

40 hours within the Museum’s hours of operation.

Posting Date: 01/12/2023

Closing Date: 02/05/2023

KVCC reserves the right to close this job posting early should a significant applicant pool be established prior to the published closing date.

As an employer, KVCC encourages, welcomes, and fosters differences because we believe that diversity makes us great. Diversity extends beyond race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, and encompasses people of all abilities, identities, circumstances, and characteristics. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and consideration for employment; please consider joining us as we continue to enrich lives by teaching and serving our community with excellence. Prior to a job offer, candidates will be required to complete a criminal record background check. For some positions, a credit history investigation will also be required. Information gathered will be used for job-related purposes to the extent permitted by applicable law and will not result in an automatic disqualification from an employment opportunity.

Required Documents
2.Cover Letter
3.Unofficial Transcripts
4.Letter of Recommendation
Optional Documents
1.Other Document

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