The Health Museum’s mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science, and the human body. We offer transformative learning opportunities for all ages that are multi-sensory and engaging. The Health Museum’s core values—inspirational, evidence-based, and individualized—function as a vital part of our long-term strategy of growth, expansion to reach new audiences, and empowering healthier living.

The Health Museum treasures the city’s diverse population and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. If you work well with a variety of people and want to make our museum visitors’ experience the best it can be, please mail your resume and cover letter to:

ATTN: Human Resources
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
or email to hr@thehealthmuseum.org

If you are interested in other ways to offer your time and talent to the Museum, check out the opportunities in our internship or volunteer programs.

The Health Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a Smoke-Free and Drug-Free Work Environment.

Open Positions

Job Title: Science Educator
Reports to:
Assistant Director, Programs
Job Status:
Part-time (approx. 15-20 hrs/week)
Classification:
Non-exempt, not benefits eligible
Pay rate:
$18/hr+

Job Summary

Science Educators play a key role in bringing The Health Museum’s mission to life for our guests. The primary role of a science educator is to deliver quality programming, which includes but is not limited to the Museum’s School Programs for pre-K through post-secondary students. Developed to promote understanding, curiosity, and career awareness, these onsite, offsite and virtual programs complement the exhibit experience. Program formats include hands-on activities, organ dissections, and experiences in the DeBakey Cell Lab.

This is an onsite position that requires some local travel and occasional evening and weekend hours.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate interactive and/or inquiry-based classroom curriculum and activities for students in pre-K through post-secondary classes.
  • Conduct off-site workshops and outreach at various partner schools throughout Greater Houston.
  • Lead hands-on activities for children and families for special events, health fairs or public programs.
  • Conduct independent study as needed to expand content knowledge relevant to Museum programs.
  • Collaborate in the development of activities, scavenger hunts, and events for a variety of audiences.
  • Meet and greet school and teacher groups.
  • Leading the exhibit tours for school groups
  • Assist with the functioning of the Learning Center as a public, educational space including ability to work all audio-visual equipment.
  • Order, organize, and inventory program supplies.
  • Maintain an orderly shared work area.
  • Perform other tasks that pertain to the program responsibilities, as assigned by the Assistant Director of Programs.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in Museum’s mission
  • Interest in current science and health developments
  • Coursework in science, health, or science education required; degree in science, health or education preferred
  • Willing to expand content knowledge and learn best practices in informal learning
  • Teaching or performance experience a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Experience working in teams
  • Reliable, punctual, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong time management skills
  • High level of guest service, enthusiasm, and initiative
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences
  • Positive attitude and interaction style
  • Enthusiasm for working with diverse audiences