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LEAP Child and Family Educator at Old Stone House Museum
 
 
 
This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP members deliver direct service to local youth in the form of PreK-12 STEM educational programming. LEAP supports members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year. This is a Quarter Time service position requiring the completion of 450 service hours, about 35 hours/week. Compensation: living allowance of $4,000 (pre-tax) paid bi-weekly during service term. Upon successful completion of term, Education Award of $1,718.25 (pre-tax). Other benefits include training opportunities and professional development. The mission of the Orleans County Historical Society is to preserve, protect, and promote the Old Stone House Museum and its buildings in the Brownington Historic District; to collect, record, and preserve materials relating to Orleans Country; and to promote research and develop educational programs relating to Orleans County. The Child & Family Educator will be the primary driving force for creating lessons, planning, advertising, and implementing our weekly Kids’ Friday’s program. In addition, this year’s position will develop programs to include a separate lesson each week for an early education program. This individual will assist with the production of Time Travelers’ Day Camp. The AmeriCorps member will act as a team leader through the two weeks of camp with supervisory responsibilities. In addition, during the summer of 2023, will be assisting in the creation and delivery of hands-on history activities and interpretations for children and families in the Homestead Education Building and museum garden.
 
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Member Duties : - Plan and implement the weekly Kids’ Fridays. - Develop curricular materials for Kids’ Fridays for both the 3-6 year-old lesson as well as the 7-12 year-old lesson. - Create and deliver hands-on history lesson plans to local summer enrichment programs and families. - Assist in planning, planting and tending the Heritage Kitchen Garden and light maintenance on the Historic Recreation Trail. - Create and integrate educational opportunities and lessons related to the museum grounds. - Lead children and family tours of the Museum highlighting STEM items relevant to Mr. Twilight’s own life and teaching. - Group leader during Time Travelers’ Day Camp. - Lead individual school groups during field trips, Spring Field Days and summer enrichment. - Develop and implement Hands-on-History center for children and families.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Housing ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
LEAP Child and Family Educator at Old Stone House Museum

Program Start/End Date
05/15/2023  -   08/15/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  02/23/2023  To  05/15/2023 

Contact Hannah Nelson
1001 College Rd
Lyndonville   VT   05851
802-626-6638
hannah.nelson@northernvermont.edu
www.leapinthenek.com

Listing ID 89003


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