Working at The Children’s Museum is a fun way to get involved in your community, to meet interesting people (and animals), to help children discover and learn new things, and to learn about science, nature and the stars.
The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford CT. 06119
The Children’s Museum seeks enthusiastic and nurturing pre-k educators to join our team of dedicated museum professionals to work in our preschool classrooms and with our team of public program staff in our museum. Two part time or one full time position, for the right individual who has the skills and desire to embrace the roles of both positions, will be filled.
The ideal candidate for one part time classroom educator will possess all the skills and abilities necessary to successfully manage a traditional preschool classroom, including; planning and implementing play-based learning connecting to the CT ELDS, perform the physical demands required as a preschool educator, collaborate as a team, nurture family partnerships, and be current in First Aid/CPR, Epi-pen and Administration of Medication. This role requires afternoon availability (12-5:30 pm shift)
A second position will be hired to work with our team of museum educators focusing on programs for toddlers and preschool age children and their families. The ideal candidate will have experience in planning and implementing play-based learning connecting to the CT ELDS, perform the physical demands required as a preschool educator, collaborate as a team, nurture family experiences, and be current in First Aid/CPR, Epi-pen and Administration of Medication. This role will work within museum exhibits and informal classroom spaces to develop and lead public programs. Additionally this role will be responsible for traveling off site to deliver educational programs to other preschools as part of our outreach education initiative. This role requires morning availability (approx.: 8am-1pm) and some experience and comfort level for working with live animals in a program environment.
Must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree, preferably in Early Childhood with Bachelors in Early Childhood preferred. Other closely related degrees in Child Development and Education will be considered. Please send a resume and cover letter to Lori Crochetiere, The Children’s Museum Preschool, 950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Type: Part-time or full time for an individual who can meet the requirements of both roles.
Preschool teaching experience: 1 year
Required license or certification:
Current First Aid and CPR, Epi-pen and Administration of Medication
If you are interested in volunteering at The Children’s Museum please contact Jennifer Parker at (860) 231-2824 ext. 380.