CAREER

Kindergarten Readiness Experience Facilitator – Seasonal

Position Summary:

The Kindergarten Readiness Experience Facilitator (KRE Facilitator) position facilitates interdisciplinary, and innovative educational play-based instruction throughout seasonal Kindergarten Readiness sessions. The KRE Facilitator will provide an instructional style that is both welcoming and inclusive to all Kindergarten participants. KRE Facilitators are expected to interact with our families with compassion and excitement. It is essential that KRE Facilitators show an interest and knowledge in our surrounding communities of Parkside, Mantua, and Belmont. KRE Facilitators will be expected to engage children and caretakers in the importance of learning through play while also developing critical Kindergarten Readiness skills with a highlight on the importance of social emotional development.

This position is seasonal, from June – August, with 20-30 hours/week. This position is part of the AFSCME Local 397 bargaining unit.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as one of the lead instructors for Kindergarten Readiness.
  • Help to prepare the classroom for each session, including creating name tags and organizing session materials.
  • Prepare technology needs for each session.
  • Facilitators must check families in upon arrival.
  • Awareness and implementation of varied instructional strategies to accommodate accessibility needs.
  • Create a welcoming, hospitable, playful environment for all visitors.
  • Keep Kindergarten Readiness team informed about issues pertaining to instruction, children, and caretakers.
  • Attention, sensitivity, and care regarding issues of inclusion, diversity, and equity as it pertains to caretakers and children.
  • Attend all staff training and professional development sessions. Actively seeks out learning for best practices within early childhood education field. Attend some museum learning professional development sessions when possible.
  • Administrative duties including maintaining and responding to email, calendar, shift schedule, and other departmental modes of communication, preparing for facilitation and engagement, routine cleaning of project materials and spaces.
  • KRE facilitators must have a collaborative attitude and ability to implement lesson plans as designed while improvising creatively when necessary for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree and 3 years work experience or bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years work experience required.
  • Embrace cultural differences and enact inclusive practices.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of multicultural perspectives.
  • Bi-lingual (preferred)
  • Computer skills are required, proficient in outlook, Microsoft word, excel and other relevant software.
  • Must exhibit a mature, flexible, and professional demeanor in both presentation and actions.
  • Emulates best practices in safety when utilizing tools and materials in Kindergarten Readiness classroom.
  • Engage children and adults in a welcoming, energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
  • Support an educational framework and facilitate programs and events accordingly.
  • Multitask and work in a positive environment and be a team player.
  • Good oral communication skills and excellent writing skills.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work duties independent of supervision
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, analyze situations and respond quickly to deliver effective solutions.
  • Ability to embrace and demonstrate the Museum’s Mission, Values, and DEIBA Commitment.
  • Must have PA Act 153 clearances (PA criminal history, FBI fingerprints, and PA Child Abuse) completed prior to hire.
  • All employees are required to have COVID-19 vaccination, and flu vaccination, as a term and condition of employment.

Physical Requirements & Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL

  • Is regularly required to use hands.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers continuously.
  • Able to remain stationary for extended periods of time.
  • Is frequently required to stand and walk for long periods of time; will frequently be required to move from one position to another.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, i.e., pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, squatting, kneeling, and climbing.
  • Required to talk and hear.
  • Able to see and read computer screens.
  • Able to read fine print and/or normal size print.
  • Ability to walk up and down flights of stairs; and stand for periods of time every day.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 – 20 pounds.
  • Ability to climb stairs.
  • Ability to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects or hold objects.

ENVIRONMENT  

  • This job is performed in a public and office environment. The employee must be able to focus on assigned tasks where activity and interruptions are constant and demanding.
  • Visitor facing environment.
  • The individual performing this job must be comfortable in an environment where people are coming and going regularly.
  • The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate but ongoing, noise level may be overstimulating at times.

The position’s essential functions listed above describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.

Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment, benefit, generous time off package and competitive salary. To apply for this opportunity, please fill out our online application. Should you have questions on the application process or require assistance in completing our application, please email employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org.

It is the policy of Please Touch Museum to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on account of a person’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, family status, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other protected group or status.

Equal opportunity shall be applied in all aspects of the employment relationship and personnel actions, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, orientation, assignment, employee development, discipline, promotion, demotion, transfer, assignment, separation, pay and compensation, benefits, layoff and recall, granting of and return from leave of absence, training and education, employee facilities, and social programs. Furthermore, all employment decisions, policies, and practices are in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.

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