Play Engineer and Afterschool Programs AmeriCorps – Wyoming

Jackson Hole Children´s Museum
Jackson, WY
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Dates: September 1st 2017 - June 15th 2018
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Schedule: Monday - Thursday 10-6 and Sunday 9:30-3:30

About the JH Children’s Museum:
Play. Create. Explore. Discover. At the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, we envision a community that embraces children as curious, collaborative, and innovative individuals. Our educators strive to enrich children’s natural curiosity through diverse, child-centered explorations. Throughout their process of inquiry, children ask and investigate their own questions, devise inferences and develop their own conclusions.

Position Details:
This position will work in partnership with Teton County Parks and Recreation and Teton Science Schools; It provides AmeriCorps Service Members the opportunity to engage with children ages preK-5 in an out-of-school educational setting. This position is a combined two term commitment: 1 quarter time term (minimum of 450 hours) and 1 half time term (minimum of 900 hours). + Work with JH Children’s Museum staff to engage children and families in inquiry-based learning and exploratory play in our interactive museum space.
+ Help maintain, monitor and stock exhibits throughout the day. + Ensure the safe use of museum spaces by enforcing museum expectations and safety guidelines.
+ Support planning and teaching afterschool programs at the museum in partnership with Teton County Parks and Rec. This includes driving Teton County Parks and Recreation vehicles to transport students.
+ Attend all Teton County Parks and Recreation professional trainings for afterschool staff.
+ Open, close, and operate the museum on Sundays.
+ Identify and assist in their own areas of interest within preK-5 programming, museum operations, and exhibits design.
+ AmeriCorps will have the opportunity to work with the museum and/or outside community partners to develop their own afterschool educational programming.

+ Experience and love of working with children
+ Passion for education and play
+ A sense of responsibility and playfulness
+ Good time management skills
+ Demonstrate experience in working independently and with a team
+ Attention to detail
+ Ability to be adaptable and flexible

Benefits of AmeriCorps:
+ Training in educational pedagogy and leadership at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum and Teton Science Schools
+ Room and board at Teton Science Schools
+ AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of each term (Please note Segal Education Award Amounts may change, effective October 1, 2017).
-Quarter time term - $1,538.36
-Half time term - $2,907.50
+ Option to put federal education loans in forbearance
+ Combined 5 weeks off (1 over Thanksgiving, 2 during winter holidays, 2 during spring break).

Additional AmeriCorps Duties + Meal Host at Teton Science Schools
+ Volunteer Capacity Building Project with outside community organization for 10-20% of service time
+ Create web portfolio and deliver presentations about service term
+ Attend cohort meetings on a regular basis at Teton Science Schools
+ Must be a US citizen, US National, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
+ Must have obtained a high school diploma/equivalency certificate
+ Must be 21 years of age with valid driver’s license
+ Have current CPR and AED for Adult and Child and First Aid Certification that is valid through end of term
+ Clear all components of the National Service Criminal History Check, Teton Science Schools background check and drug screen

How to Apply: Contact Julia Spencer at by August 15th (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). Application materials include cover letter and resume. Selected applicants must undergo an interview and background check. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or religion.
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Julia Spencer
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