Remote Learning Educator
Reports To: Director of Learning
Details: Training: August 12
August 17-October 23
with the possibility of continued employment
if remote learning continues
Monday-Friday, hours typically 8 am-2 pm
30-minute lunch break; no benefits
$20-27/hour for 27.5 hours/week
Kaleideum was formed in July 2016 as result of the merger of SciWorks and The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem. The mission of the Museum is: Inspiring wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery. As a merged entity, we spark the imagination and ignite the intellectual curiosity of our visitors by developing exhibits and programming that fuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), literacy, and the arts into an integrated approach to learning. In all our endeavors, we seek to be strong partners with our families, schools, and community members as we prepare future generations for lifelong learning and success.
This position will be in a classroom style environment giving students instructional and technical support through remote learning. Students will be divided into grade levels with 12-20 students per group depending upon grade level. Middle school grades will be together in one group. The Remote Learning Educator is responsible for monitoring children; helping ensure students are online for synchronous learning with their classes; providing support with offline work; helping to ensure all of the student’s work is complete and submitted; interacting and creating relationships with students, and discussing needs, issues and concerns with parents; setting up/cleaning up spaces and supplies; and daily check in/out procedures. The Remote Learning Educator works under the direction of the Director of Learning in a professional manner to promote an exceptional Kaleideum experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as instructional support for students in the classroom engaging in remote learning
- Help students use relevant technology including helping them get logged in to platforms
- Help students with time management to ensure they are online when needed and engaged offline when doing independent work, as well as completing and turning in assignments as needed
- Manage student behavior by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
- Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems
- Collaborate with other members of the Learning & Engagement team to ensure the best quality programing
- Practice and enforce safety and emergency policies and procedures in addition to maintaining a clean and safe environment for program participants and instructional staff in all Kaleideum classrooms, labs, and storage areas in cooperation with other team members.
- Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and needs.
- Assist with daily check in/out procedures as necessary.
- Ensure highest level of customer service is practiced at all times with children and caregivers.
- Provide an environment that encourages commitment to work and getting work accomplished while also encouraging playfulness, spontaneous exploration, and experimentation.
Knowledge, Skills, Ability:
- Knowledge of PowerSchool, Canvas, Microsoft TEAMS, and other software and platforms utilized by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
- Commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, and values of Kaleideum.
- A personal commitment to fostering a multicultural, diverse organization and working directly with families from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
- Team player with the ability to collaborate in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.
- Ability to help create a safe environment for audience and staff.
- Ability to communicate with the public including children, other educators, caregivers, and donors, in a courteous and professional manner.
- Reliable and conscientious.
- Skilled in problem solving and conflict resolution.
- Ability to facilitate experiences: STEM, maker, arts, music, dance, and games with children.
- Communicate effectively with all Museum departments.
- Confidentiality, professionalism, patience, and flexibility.
- Comfortable working in both an indoor and outdoor environment.
- Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
- Available to attend training Wednesday, August 12 and to work Monday – Friday, from August 17-October 23 (some flexibility required).
- College degree in an appropriate field such as education or STEAM-related field.
- Teaching certificate preferred.
- Experience working in a formal educational setting with children
- Willingness to work with children with special needs. (Ex: visual impairments, diabetes, allergies, autism, etc.)
Essential Physical Functions:
- On any given day, Museum staff may be required to do one or more of the following: climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and reaching.
All applicants must submit to a drug test and criminal background check as part of the pre-employment process for Kaleideum.