The CityVision Teacher facilitates the National Building Museum’s multi-visit school program which offers youth in middle school an in-depth, hands-on opportunity to learn about urban planning, architecture, and design over two sessions of 6 weeks each. The teacher works directly with students as they develop technical skills such as model making and drawing as well as skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and public speaking. Responsibilities include lesson implementation, classroom management, directing adult volunteer assistants, and providing feedback on the program. The position requires availability every Thursday as well as some Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September to December.
- At least 1 year of experience teaching middle school students in formal or informal learning settings
- Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with both children and adults
- Experience managing projects or teams of people
- Knowledge of or interest in architecture, city planning, design, engineering, or the built environment
- Experience, course work, or a Bachelor’s Degree in education, museum studies, or related fields
The position is 8-10 hours/week: 6 hours every Thursday (9:00 am-3:00 pm) and 2-4 hours on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (time varies). Position begins September 6 and ends December 13, with possibility of renewal for February to May session. This is a non-exempt/non-benefitted position.
Send cover letter, resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “CityVision Teacher” in subject line. Deadline for applications is August 1. No phone calls, please.