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Employment Opportunities 
Would you like to work for an established, quality, community early learning program in the unique environment of a children’s museum? 
 Come work for our NAEYC Accredited Early Learning Program with our youngest learners!
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Museums in Bristol CT
Preschool Teacher (Full Time)
We are looking for an energetic professional who possesses leadership skills, initiative, a collaborative nature, and is enthusiastic and hard working. Our school has a full time, year round, 40 hour per week position for a Preschool Teacher available in our Reggio-Emilia inspired, School Readiness Funded, NAEYC accredited preschool.  This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of the day to day educational portion of the program and for addressing the day to day needs of the children and families. 
Qualifications and Experience
•    Bachelor’s degree in ECE or related field with 12 ECE college credits
•    Minimum of 2 years experience teaching in a classroom setting
•    Familiarity with the Reggio-Emilia Approach to Early Learning
•    Experience with the implementation of the CT-ELDS and CT PAF
•    Experience in observation, documentation, assessment, and reporting of child progress
•    Experience with supervision, mentoring, and coaching of staff
•    Knowledge of the Dept. of Public Health Child Day Care Licensing Regulations
•    Knowledge of the NAEYC accreditation process and NAEYC Standards
•    Knowledge of community resources and support services for children and families
•    Understanding of child development and Developmentally Appropriate Practice
•    Understanding of positive behavior supports and behavior management

Requirements:
•    First Aid, CPR, and Medication Administration Certificates preferred
•    Criminal background check
•    Statement of good health from a licensed physician (including TB test)
•    Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds and be able to participate in physical activities with the children
•    Vision and hearing corrected to normal ability, ability to distinguish odors and fluent in English (reading, writing, and speaking).
Salary:
Competitive salary based upon education and years of experience.

To apply, email resume and letter of interest to sara.castle@imaginenation.org
Museum Educator (Full Time)
The Museum Educator translates education theory into interactive play activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, math (STEAM), health and literacy. Responsible for the development and implementation of educational content that meets core standards for all exhibits, programs, and school outreach activities. Models positive and considerate ways to enhance visitors' overall learning experience by making education fun.  Has a passion for working with children and promotes the mission of Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center to inspire a lifelong love of learning through the power of play.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops high quality, innovative programming that reflects the mission of INMELC.
• Fosters a dynamic, playful, comfortable and accessible educational environment.
• Serves as the lead in developing educational programs that respond to the needs of the school community and Early Childhood Education Centers who maintains integration between the museum and the educational system(s).
• Direct responsibility for the implementation and evaluation of school programs including field trips, in-school programs, after-school enrichment, scouts, and the home school audience.
• Directs classroom and museum programs for all groups.
• Prepares instructional materials, ensures setup, presentation and clean up for program activities.
• Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of special programs including monthly themes, changing exhibits, and other outreach/special programs.
• Responsible for ensuring adequate inventory of educational supplies.
• Cultivates partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders to maintain INMELC as a leader in early childhood interactive learning. Promotes meetings to identify needs and program opportunities.
• Works with Administrative Team for grant requests and program reports.
• Responsible for accurate and complete program record keeping including participant contact information in coordination with the Admin. Team.
• Marketing responsibilities include writing program descriptions, contributing to lead articles and program photographs, providing content for social media postings, community calendars, and newsletters, as well as face-to-face meetings, outreach events, and other “high touch” marketing methods to increase field trips and group reservations .
• Works with the Admin. Team and actively contributes to annual plans to achieve operational goals.
• Collaborates in annual budget preparation when necessary and participates in realizing the success of INMELC.
• Attends events and programs as a representative of INMELC.
• Consistently works in a positive and cooperative manner with all staff and promptly responds to visitor needs.
• Maintains a safe environment by following and enforcing INMELC’s standards and policies.
• Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings and ongoing trainings.
• Remains current with INMELC’s policies, standards and communications.
• Works along with the INMELC ECE Teachers on-site to develop and implement educational experiences that meet the CTELDS.
• Performs additional tasks as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or closely related field.
• Minimum three years’ experience in education or working with young children.
• Experience with inquiry based hands-on learning methods.
• Experience with research, development, implementation and oversight of programs in a museum or other learning setting required.
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
• Good verbal, written, and presentation skills required.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power point, and Outlook.
• Must be able to prioritize and plan activities in a timely manner.
• Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and balance competing demands.
• Flexibility and reliability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and special events.
• Knowledge and comfort working with a variety of small animals
Physical Demands:
• Work is performed in an educational environment and out of doors.
• Must be able to climb, bend, stoop and reach.
• Must be able to walk and/or stand for long periods.
• Working in confined spaces is sometimes required.
• Must be able to push, pull or lift at least 25 pounds.
• Must be able to read and write various forms of material and recognize symbols and colors.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Volunteers and P/T Educators
Salary Range: $30,000 to $34,000/year

To apply, email resume and letter of interest to coral.richardson@imaginenation.org

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