The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. Established in 1879, the museum includes the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and the Museums Discovery Centre. The Museum is custodian to over half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia.
Sydney Observatory is part of the Programs and Engagement Department. Programs and Engagement are responsible for providing a range of programs and services for a culturally diverse client/user base. These programs and services aim to increase visitor understanding of the museum’s historic sites, contemporary technologies and scientific endeavours, collections and exhibitions and also facilitate repeat visitation.
As a Science Educator (Casual) you will deliver Sydney Observatory workshops, tours and other programs, products and services for students, teachers and a range of audiences meeting their cultural, social, vocational and academic curriculum goals whilst strengthening the Museum’s reputation as a provider of innovative, high-quality learning experiences.
We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience to join our team:
- Knowledge of one or more of the following: astronomy, meteorology, Indigenous astronomy and their practical applications.
- Experience and skills in presenting to a general public and/or educational audience
- Highly developed oral and written communication skills
- Organisational ability and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to work without supervision in the evenings.
- Experience and high-level ability to set up and use telescopes
- Ability to adapt to using multi-media and telescope technologies including imaging and control software
- Knowledge of educational learning theory, child development, psychology, school curricula Experience working with large and diverse groups, people.
This position requires that you have the ability to manage flights of stairs and uneven surfaces, and lift and move telescopes, meteorology equipment kits and other items up to 25kg.
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