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Teacher Services Assistant

Location:Boston, MA
Employment Type:Part Time
Department:Education
Description:Assist Teacher Services team in the administration, development and delivery of professional development programs and resources for teachers, administrators, and informal educators, including teacher workshops, publications, kits and curricula.

The Programs Assistant is responsible for maintaining the logistical aspects, and supporting the Teacher Resource Centerís (TRC) programs and circulation library. The TRC programs include teacher workshops throughout the year, summer institutes, individual consultations, and large special events. The assistant will work as part of the TRC team to maintain accurate records of past and current participants, tracking program evaluations, and providing consultations for teachers. Occasional weekend day required for workshops. Must be available mid-June through mid-August for teacher institutes.
Duties:Essential Functions
1.Support administrative needs of professional development programs and operations (i.e. maintain enrollment database, organize workshop materials, process payments using ATMS reservation system, coordinate inventory, equipment and order supplies as needed)
2.Work with TRC staff to create, present and assist with professional development programs
3.Record meetings, workshops, and programs (written, photo, video, documentation)
4.Assist in writing the TRC listserv emails, course decriptions, grant proposals and other TRC publications
5.Connect teachers with Aquarium resources through consultations in the TRC
6.Respond to requests from teachers through phone, email and in-person consultations
7.Create and assist in evaluating curriculum materials and programs developed by Aquarium
8.Support the TRC Library with organizing and updating circulation materials.

Secondary Functions:
1.Represent the TRC and NEAq at area conferences on topics related to the TRC, and provide information to attendees about various Aquarium programs.
2.Provide assistance in the writing and development materials (including kit development, conference sessions and workshop topics) to support teachers in the classroom
3.Participate in collaborative projects with other Education staff
Qualifications:Minimum Training and Experience:
Requires a Bachelorís degree or equivalent experience in education and/or science and 1-2 years of experience in the field of education/science/informal education. Advance degree in education, museum education or environmental education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
*Administrative experience required
*Ability to work with minimal supervision
*Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written
*Ability to prioritize multiple projects
*Significant training or experience in informal science education strongly preferred.
*Artistic and creative abilities highly desirable.
*Up-to-date computer skills required. Web design skills highly desirable


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