Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Curr Designer - New York Hall of Science

Curriculum Designer/Project Manager
Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology Learning (SciPlay)
New York City Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science, New York City's only hands-on science museum is hiring a curriculum designer/project manager to work in the SciPlay department.  SciPlay is a new applied research center on Play, Science, and Technology Learning. SciPlay designs and studies how to use play as a medium for science learning across both informal and formal education settings. The curriculum designer will serve to design hands-on, technology-based science curriculum grounded in pedagogical research and best-practices in informal science education. Manage consultants and coordinate work of internal and external collaborators and project staff. Manage day-to-day project needs including recruitment of teachers, coordination of curriculum piloting and implementation and teacher professional development. Perform administrative tasks in support of the SciGames project and SciPlay department.

Background: The New York Hall of Science, New York City's only hands-on science museum and host to close to a half a million visitors every year, serves the most ethnically diverse population in the country — reflecting the institution’s home borough of Queens and also that of the greater metropolitan area. Built originally for the 1964 World’s Fair, NYSCI continues to capture the spirit of discovery and innovation that was at the heart of this event.  NYSCI offers an unparalleled range of 450 interactive exhibits that invite visitors to explore varied aspects of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). By combining these exhibits with the country’s largest outdoor Science Playground along with discovery labs, teacher-training programs, and internationally replicated science education programs for urban youth, NYSCI brings the excitement and understanding of science and technology to children, families, and teachers throughout the New York metro-region and beyond.

Qualified candidates should email both resume and cover letter and salary range/requirements to  Please include “SciPlay” in subject line.  No calls please.
Application Deadline:          July 2, 2012
Targeted Start Date:            Immediately