Museum Educator

Bruce Museum

Organization Description:
The Bruce Museum is a community-based, world-class institution located in Greenwich, Connecticut. For over a century, the Museum has engaged its visitors by presenting exceptional exhibitions in art, science, and the intersections between the two disciplines. The Museum hosts more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually, and every show is complemented by a variety of fascinating educational programs for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. At the heart of our institution is the mission to “promote the understanding and appreciation of art and science to enrich the lives of all people.” We strive towards this goal by bringing together art and science, technology, and creativity to create moments of discovery and dialogue for our multifaceted audience.

The Bruce Museum utilizes inquiry and object-based learning to make the exploration and appreciation of the arts and sciences accessible and equitable for our visitors. We believe that becoming a more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive institution is a priority, and continue to make significant strides in this direction through our exhibitions, policies, and programs.

Position Description:
The Bruce Museum seeks a Museum Educator to join its Audience Engagement Department at an exciting time of transition. This is a newly created position designed to provide in-house and outreach education programs for students from pre-kindergarten through high school and adult groups. The Bruce Museum is seeking a highly motivated, energetic team player with a love of hands-on STEAM education and project-based learning. The Museum Educator reports to the Managers of School and Tour Services and School and Community Partnerships. This is a full-time, hourly position with a Monday-Friday 9am-5pm schedule with a one-hour lunch break. Some evening and weekend work will be required, including but not limited to leading STEAM club at the Building One Community Center outside of normal working hours.

Benefits: Medical & Dental (approximately 75% of premium covered by employer); HSA (employer contribution towards plan(medical) deductible); 401k (5% employer contribution); Pre-tax Commuter benefit; Group Term Life Insurance coverage up to $50k maximum; Short Term & Long-term disability coverage; PTO (Sick, Vacation & some federal holidays); Bruce Museum, AAM & NEMA Memberships; 20% discount in the Museum Store & Café.

Reports to:
Manager of School & Tour Services; Manager of School & Community Partnerships

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:

Teach onsite and offsite programs for people of all ages.
Learn about the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
Lead the outreach STEAM programs at Building One Community Center in Stamford and at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club in Greenwich.
Set-up and clean-up after programs take place.
Check supplies and prep materials for upcoming programs.
Attend training sessions to learn about museum exhibitions and collections.
Assist with program material preparation, recruitment events and meetings for specific initiatives.
Assist with large-scale evening and weekend events, like family days and lectures, as necessary by preparing and assisting with hands-on activities, registration, set-up, and clean-up.
Perform other tasks related to job or Audience Engagement as time allows.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed onsite in a museum setting in a workshop, exhibition, etc. and/or in offsite educational spaces in schools, offices, community centers, etc.
Prolonged periods moving throughout the teaching spaces (onsite or offsite) without a break.
Unattended mobility required in object handling.
Ability to regularly move/transport and utilize teaching materials and accompanying equipment weighing from 10lbs to 25lbs each.
Must be available to work during the following peak periods:
October 10 to December 22
April 22 to June 14
Any extenuating circumstances beyond employee’s control requiring an absence will be reviewed individually for approval.

Candidate Qualifications:
Recommended Education, Experience, Knowledge, & Skills:
– Bachelor’s degree in art, science, cultural history, education, museum studies or a related field required.
– 1-3 years of experience working in a museum, nature center, cultural organization, or comparable experience in a related institution.
– Teaching experience, particularly with children, required.
– Understanding of the basic tenants of STEAM pedagogical theory.
– Ability to drive the museum vehicle and visit facilities unequipped to accommodate people with physical disabilities.
– Current driver’s license.
– Must be available to teach on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 3:30 pm to 6:30pm at Building One Community Center in Stamford, CT.
– Traits: honesty, integrity, outgoing personality, friendliness, able to work under pressure, organized, attention to detail, positive attitude, eager to contribute to a team effort, ability to meet deadlines, self-starting, flexible, patient and sense of humor.

Position Type:
Full Time

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Salary or Compensation:
$35,000- $40,000 per year

Organization or Project Website:

Application Info:
To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references by September 8, 2023 to with the subject line applicant’s last name and “Museum Educator.”