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Education Manager

Discovery Space is a growing science center that serves a 10-county region in Central PA. Qualified applicants are invited to apply for our Education Manager position. Discovery Space prioritizes bringing high-quality STEM education to the community through after school programming, early childhood classes, summer camps and more. This position is a full-time, salaried position with health benefits. Start date: Until position is filled.

The Education Manager has complete oversight of all educational STEM programming that occurs on-site and off-site for children ages 6 months to 14 years. This includes planning programs, facilitation and the management of a small team comprised of staff, volunteers and interns. Qualified applicants will have experience facilitating interactive STEM programs for groups of children and have an understanding of best practices in age-appropriate science education pedagogy.


  • Manage and support education team
  • Develop annual program schedule
  • Maintain and implement 4-year curriculum rotation
  • Write lesson plans as needed
  • Facilitate programs
  • Manage and purchase materials for all programs
  • Organize and execute summer camp and day camp
  • Develop new mission-driven programs as needed
  • Assist Marketing Manager with program advertising.
  • Manage logistics of large-scale programs including the organization of transportation
  • Manage and maintain good relationships with community partners
  • Develop new community partnerships
  • Assist management team in maintaining the cleanliness of public spaces


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Science Education, Museum Studies or a STEM field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with children in a group or class setting
  • Understanding of STEM subjects and an interest in learning more
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Excellent public speaking and organization skills
  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing projects, schedules, and a small team
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record
  • Background checks required – PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Request for Criminal Records and Federal Criminal History


This position is primarily Monday thru Friday 9:00am-5:30pm, however, evening and weekend programs and events may require participation. On-site presence can be flexible after first year, commensurate with job completion and high-quality performance.


  • Salary $32,000-40,000
  • Health benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • Holidays off: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, 4th of July

Apply securely online for this position.

Posted September 8, 2019