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LEAP - HT Fairbanks Science Educator
This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a state AmeriCorps program that places members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding services that many communities rely on. LEAP members provide direct service in the form of educational programming to PreK-12 Youth in STEAM subject areas and early literacy projects. LEAP supports members through trainings and professional development opportunities throughout their service term. This is a half time year-long AmeriCorps position and requires completion of 900 hours for an average of 35 hours per week. Member will receive a living allowance of $6,000 (pre-tax) and an education award of $3,047.50 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include federal school loan forbearance, various training opportunities, Vermont SNAP benefits if eligible. 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 one hour classes and events which inspire K-8th 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 has potential for housing at the museum on a first come first serve basis.
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Member Duties : •Work with the Director of Programs to develop and present classes based on Next Generation Science Standards •Learn a core group of prepared science classes to present to K-8th grades •Lead field programs for school groups and homeschool groups •Work with St. Johnsbury Academy freshman on capstone projects involving the museum’s attributes •Create and lead interpretative tours and classes based on the museum collections and dioramas •During summer, co-lead our Franklin’s Guides Students (trained as museum docents) who are 11-15 years old. •Oversee camp-in sleepover programs for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and Boys and Girls Clubs on the weekends •As needed, leading STEAM programming to preschool youth in the on campus Balch Nature School. Prior to leading any programming, participating in training time with Balch Nature School staff. oInteract comfortably with both the public and staff in a small institutional setting
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Environment . 
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LEAP - HT Fairbanks Science Educator

Program Start/End Date
01/06/2020  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  10/24/2019  To  03/01/2020 

Contact Danielle Hume
1001 College Rd
Lyndonville   VT   05851

Listing ID 69371