The Museum AmeriCorps team is a group of dynamic and diverse individuals who, in conjunction with Museum staff, develop and lead activities for children ages 3-11 and recruit and mentor Museum volunteers who facilitate play and learning in the Museum's exhibits. Members have a strong commitment to hands-on learning and experience and/or training in child development. Applicants who are conversational in Spanish, Portuguese, ASL or a Southeast Asian language are encouraged to apply. Must be able to go up and down stairs and perform frequent lifting up to 25 pounds. Join MuseumCorps and be part of a team that designs and leads programs for inner-city children in the greater Providence area. Create hands-on "Learning Clubs" for elementary school-aged children in after-school and summer programs, lead activities in Head Start pre-schools, and recruit and mentor volunteers who facilitate play and learning in the Museum's exhibits. Members will be assigned to work on one of three service teams, facilitate learning in the Museum's hands-on exhibits and programs, and participate in scheduled training sessions at the Museum and through the AmeriCorps program.
AmeriCorps Museum Educators facilitate learning in the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and programs. MuseumCorps’ Members will serve on teams of four working with one of the Museum’s key partners - Boys & Girls Club of Providence, Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, Highlander Charter School and Children’s Friend Head Start – to deliver hands-on, play-based learning programs for children in out-of-school time and pre-school.
* Ability to work well with people in a team setting
* Dedication to helping others and commitment to children’s learning
* Experience or training in child development or teaching preferred
* Well‐organized, detail-oriented
* Creative and resourceful, with strong problem solving skills
* Positive work-ethic, professional attitude and willingness to learn from all situations presented
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Proficient in basic computer skills
* Ability to go up and down stairs and perform frequent lifting up to 25 pounds
* Conversational ability in Spanish, Portuguese, a Southeast Asian language or ASL a plus.
Program is full-time, from September 2017 to August 2018. The regular work schedule will be Tuesday – Friday with two Friday evenings per month, two weekend days per month and six to eight Mondays or holidays throughout the year. All Members may be scheduled at other times for special events and trainings as needed.
* Living allowance of $12,630
* $5,815 to be used toward educational goals
* Health insurance
* Child care allowance
* Training in museum education, learning theory and public service
* The opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.childrenmuseum.org/ameriCorps.asp
Applications will be accepted through July, and rounds of review will be completed at the end of each month. Applicants will apply through the Corporation for National and Community Service website, and will then be contacted by the Museum to send a brief essay summarizing their interest in and qualifications for MuseumCorps. Selected applicants will be invited to interview.