Title: Associate Curator of Education: Indigenous Studies
Classification: Full-time Exempt
Reports To: Curator of Education Supervises: Teen Volunteers and Interns
Starting Salary: $45,000 annually
Job Summary –Associate Curator of Education: Indigenous Studies
The Associate Curator of Education: Indigenous Studies is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of a variety of in person and virtual educational programs focusing on an exploration of the High Desert’s Indigenous history since time immemorial. Well-qualified candidates must be energetic, innovative, reflective, flexible, resourceful, enthusiastic, and with an entrepreneurial attitude to create and present exciting programs for broad audiences with an emphasis on PreK-12 students and teachers.
Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences. Below we describe what we believe to be important qualifications for a candidate to have while remaining open to the diversity of experiences that can lead to these skill sets. Position descriptions are often presented in a way that leaves qualified candidates feeling unwelcome, intimidated, uncomfortable and/or unqualified to apply. Recognizing that, we strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.
- A bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate for the position, e.g. education,Indigenous/Native American studies, environmental sciences,anthropology, history, etc.
- Deep knowledge about Indigenous ways of knowing
- Have a passion for and commitment to teaching and learning about the High Desert’s Indigenous history since time immemorial
- A minimum of 2 years’experience teaching students in grades PreK-12 in formal or informal settings
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in teaching and classroom management of children of all ages
- Working knowledge of developing and implementing informal education programs
- Experience developing interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum using a culturally relevant pedagogical approach
- Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, Oregon’s K-12 social sciences standards and Oregon’s Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum
- Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a diverse range of groups and institutions, including schools, museums, non-profits, and tribal nations to develop and implement educational programs
- Understanding of, and commitment to, justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity practices
- Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
- Ability to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels effectively and energetically
- Detailed-oriented while handling multiple projects and deadlines
- Experience teaching using a digital platform
- Valid teaching license
The position requires some evenings and weekends, working inside and outside, and handling live animals.
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