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    Summer Teacher-in-Residence

Summer Teacher-in-Residence

Looking for a new way to stay connected during your vacation?

Spend this summer at the Museum of Science as a Teacher-in-Residence. Learn from our staff and share your knowledge of formal learning environments, get a behind-the-scenes perspective of the Museum, and serve as a liaison between the Museum and your school or district.

About the Program

As a Teacher-in-Residence, you will collaborate on a relevant Museum project, participate in a weekly seminar, and work on an independent project of your choice.

This program runs Monday, July 11 – Thursday, August 11, 2016. Our typical program week is Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; however, flex schedules are available. During the school year, you are also expected to work an additional 24 hours to research and develop a product determined by you and your Museum partner. All participants must also attend a call-back meeting scheduled for early December. Although we are not able to offer housing, we do offer stipends of $3,500.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2016 program will be accepted until April 11, 2016. Finalists will be contacted for interviews and invitations will be sent to selected participants by May 9, 2016. Please submit applications using our online form.

Teacher-in-Residence Positions

Our 2016 positions include:

Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River Educator Guide

Seeking a science teacher to work with Museum staff to refine field trip planning materials for our newest exhibit: the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River. This exhibit uses the Charles River as a lens for exploring both the natural and human-made world through science and engineering. Working with Museum education and marketing staff, this teacher will develop a strong understanding of the main components and educational goals of the exhibit to provide feedback on our educator guide to the exhibit. Help us map the exhibit to the proper educational standards, make curriculum connections, and provide recommendations for activities to be used with students. The teacher working on this project may also assist in the development of extension activities, and a potential field trip planning workshop for educators. The ideal candidate will have experience with lesson planning and/or curriculum development on the topics of ecology and the engineering design process.

ERC Library Collection Evaluation

Seeking an elementary or middle school librarian to assist in evaluating our collection of nonfiction trade books for students in grades K – 8. This professional will work closely with library staff to understand the mission of the ERC collection and assess current print resources based on our program goals and circulation statistics. As part of this project, the Teacher-in-Residence will immerse themselves in state and national education standards; assist staff in creating a sustainable collection development policy for K – 8 library materials; and make recommendations for improving our current collection development process. The ideal candidate will have experience recommending nonfiction resources for grades K – 8 and working with state and/or national curriculum standards.

Please note that due to the Museum's current needs, we are only posting two positions for this summer's residency program. We strive to create residencies that offer an authentic project and work experience for teachers. We look forward to offering a greater number of positions in future summers.

Teacher-in-Residence opportunities are made possible in part through generous support from Genzyme, and the J.B. Swett Jackson endowment.