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E3.19 Children's Museum Community Learning Advocate VISTA
We believe that children need free play time to discover new things about themselves and the world around them. Our exhibits are designed with little instruction to give kids the freedom to find their own solutions. Programs and exhibits provide opportunities for children to try out their passions, to test their own abilities, and to explore new topics. Our spaces are designed to encourage imaginations. Dress up, pretend, invent stories and songs. There are no limits to how you play! As fun as we make learning, we know we are in a serious business. There is an opportunity gap experienced by families with lower incomes that can often result in loss of learning during school breaks, placing these children even further behind. The Duluth Children's Museum seeks a passionate individual that wants to build upon our amazing resources to find ways in which we can better serve our community. The Duluth Children’s Museum’s Community Learning Advocate is a one year AmeriCorps VISTA position focused on bringing regionally focused culture, arts, and STEM learning to underserved families. The position will build on the museum’s foundation of exhibits, programming, and outreach by securing new partnerships, mobilizing volunteers, and piloting new learning activities. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This position will be scheduled primarily Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with additional commitments including special events and outreach that will occur outside these hours. Skill Requirements - Bachelor’s degree in education, social services, or combination of Bachelor’s degree and professional experience working with youth and families. - Ability to interact with and engage children and their families. - Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable transportation. - Prior experience with informal education and/or curriculum development preferred.
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Member Duties : Purpose of Position - Increase the capacity of the museum to serve families in need. - Create programming focused on the needs of at-risk children. Key Responsibilities 1. Assist with development of standards based curriculum and tools to evaluate learning. 2. Pilot daily programs with children and families alongside Program Assistants. 3. Build partnerships with community agencies and businesses. 4. Recruit, train, orient, and expand resources available to program volunteers. 5. Connect with families and community agencies to understand needs and barriers to accessing museum programming. 6. Assist with coordinating monthly Free First Friday events, outreach to schools and community sites, and other initiatives serving disadvantaged families.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Counseling ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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E3.19 Children's Museum Community Learning Advocate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/04/2019  -   08/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  06/15/2019 

Contact Jodi Slick
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87659