OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 07-Mar-2017 to 31-Mar-2017 (PST)
  • Education
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $17.64 - $20.31
  • Hourly
  • Special Project - Part-Time

Not eligible for benefits.

Job Summary:

Responsible for all aspects of the curriculum creation, topic specific, technology classes held at OMSI over the course of 4 weekends. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create curriculum that is focused for 15-17 year old girls.
  • Create 8 hour lessons and weeklong curriculum on the following topics:
    • C# and/or C++ for use with Synthesis
    • Agile development methodology
    • JavaScript/HTML web application development
    • Java programming
  • Prepare classroom to provide a stimulating learning environment.
  • Work cooperatively with OMSI staff and volunteers.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences and present lively and entertaining science programs.
  • Present organized, interesting, and enthusiastic science lessons based on prepare curriculum or self-produced material.
  • Encourage students' natural curiosity by allowing time for student exploration.
  • Arrange classroom before and after class.
  • Communicate regularly with instructors, parents and coordinators, and program manager.
  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly  
  • This position is special project, working 20 hours/week.

Working Conditions:

  • This position is generally open from 4/1/17-6/30/17.
  • Physical Demands: 10% Sitting 40% Standing   50% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling  50 Pounds
  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Work environment includes wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outdoor weather conditions
  • Noise level ranges from very quiet (examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test) to very loud (examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert).

Secondary Functions:

  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Classes and Traveling Programs Assistant Manager.



  • Working knowledge of (and demonstrated enthusiasm for) either educational or scientific disciplines.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong knowledge of creating technology curriculum that focuses on coding.
  • Specific experience related to class topics.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to details
  • Visual, perceptual, cognitive and judgment ability in order to recognize and respond appropriately to safety and security issues
  • Ability to follow basic instructions.
  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent coordination and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.

Education & Work Experience:


  • Bachelor Degree in either education or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three year of coding/teaching experience.
  • Working knowledge of current state of Oregon educational curriculum standards.
  • Minimum 2 years of teaching experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Minimum 1 year of informal experience in teaching informal science education.


  • Experience in museum, camp, or other related, non-traditional education settings
  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.
  • Experience working with volunteers.

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:


  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification required (training can be provided at cost to the employee).


  • Current Oregon or Washington teaching License.
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