Instructor I STEM 6840_6390_460334

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #669
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Carnegie Science Center connects science and technology with everyday life through hands-on science fun. Our visitors explore and interact with robots, investigate the wonders of the human body, and discover river science and animals. Plus, they enjoy engaging astronomy shows in a planetarium, live theater shows, sports challenges and a ropes course, a real submarine, a huge model railroad – and movies on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen! In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center offers outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh's diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh's North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

The Instructor I STEM is responsible for implementation and design of hands-on science lessons, workshops, activities, virtual field trips, virtual programs, and demonstrations at STEM programs, events, competitions, and classes.   


  • A degree in education and experience developing science activities and working with children is recommended.
  • Previous experience working in the classroom or in an after school environment is recommended.


  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, have excellent customer service skills, be well organized, able to function effectively in a team environment, and be able to manage a group of students of varied sizes.
  • Must have a passion for the values of first-hand engagement with science, and the priority of increasing students’ interest and involvement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). 
  • Must be engaging, personable, approachable, adaptable, creative, and flexible in solving any problems that arise during a program and/or event.
  • Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work Saturdays and evenings as needed. Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be knowledgeable or able to become familiar with Project Based Learning, Digital Media Learning, 21st Century Skills, and Connected Learning systems. 
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with other members of the STEM Education department to develop and refine programs, assemble materials, and perform logistical functions.


Must be able to lift 50 lbs., stand for more than 30 minutes, and have reliable transportation


  • Facilitate and present hands-on STEM activities, workshops, virtual field trips, virtual experiences, demonstrations, and project based experiences for K-12 students both on-site and off-site.
  • Collaborate with staff and partners to customize STEM curriculum and contribute suggestions and new ideas. 
  • Remain current on developments in STEM.
  • Become familiar with the history and challenges of women and minorities in STEM fields.
  • Ensure that experiences are relevant for participants.
  • Present accurate information on STEM topics and careers.
  • Share enthusiasm about STEM careers and topics.
  • Serve as a role model for participants.
  • Assemble and facilitate safe handling of equipment and supplies.
  • Act as liaison with school personnel, families, program partners, and volunteers.
  • Attend meetings, program outings, and training sessions.
  • Recruit and retain students.
  • Facilitate safe handling of equipment and supplies.
  • Manage logistical aspects of attendance, applications, and departures of students in the programs.
  • Complete data entry of program information.
  • Become familiar with what the Science Center has to offer, especially the STEM Education Department.
  • Become familiar with the personnel and operations of the Science Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.
This is a union position

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.




The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job  with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional  guidance on essential functions  follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.


A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function  is rarely performed, it may not be essential.


B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.


C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.


D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.


E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.


F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential. 


G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

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