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Innovation & Learning Fellow - Spanish Program Support 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science, one of North Carolina’s top family destinations, has been a beloved Durham institution for 75 years. The Museum features 84 acres of exhibits, experiences, and outdoor exploration, including one of the East Coast's largest butterfly conservatories and a two-story science center. As an accredited zoo, the Museum is home to lemurs, black bears, endangered red wolves, and more than 140 species of live animals, butterflies, and insects. Readers of Durham Magazine, Indy Week, and Carolina Parent have repeatedly named us the top Museum in the Triangle. Charity Navigator rated the Museum, a 501(c3) nonprofit organization, 100 out of 100-- the highest possible score.

Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people of all ages embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world. The Museum serves our increasingly diverse community with interactive and accessible experiences that build and develop lifelong connections with science, nature, and critical thinking. The Museum partners with NASA, NOAA, the National Science Foundation, Duke University, NC State University, and the University of North Carolina on many research projects and programs.

In addition to an incredible team of co-workers, the Museum provides competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as a full array of employee benefits for eligible positions, including a generous 403b retirement plan with employer contributions, health, dental, and vision insurance, flex-spending plans, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, nine paid annual holidays, employee appreciation events, and a family membership to the Museum.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Position Objective: To support the Museum’s mission by developing and implementing informal education experiences and supporting the strategic objectives of the Innovation and Learning Experiences (ILE) team with a specific focus on our Spanish language audience. While there is room for variance, this is typically a two-year program that provides opportunities to develop facilitation skills and curriculum writing through floor programs, school programs, homeschool classes, workshops, and camps.


  • Lead hands-on informal science activities for students in Spanish and English
  • Development, prototyping, and delivery of experiences and programs in Spanish and English for visitors, including programs for children, families, adults, and groups.
  • Work closely I&L Fellows and full-time Museum staff to prepare and present pre-developed science programs
  • Maintain safety and well-being for up to 15 students at a time
  • General classroom and materials management
  • Set up activities and clean up the classroom before and after the day
  • Monitor classroom supplies and request replenishments when needed
  • Evening and weekend work required
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned
Position Requirements


  • Spanish language fluency
  • Passion for informal education, particularly related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), computational thinking, and/or design thinking
  • Willingness to work with and handle vertebrate and invertebrate animals
  • An interest in informal science discovery
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with a positive attitude and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to spend the day actively engaging the students in online classroom work and following pre-written outlines
  • Must be able to be on their feet for up to 6 hours at a time, walk distances of up to one mile over varying terrains, be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in all weather; classes will spend some time outdoors.
  • Comfortable working with online and remote learning platforms such as Google Classroom.

Desired Requirments:

  • College degree in education, science, or related field, or have 2+ years equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated interest and background in natural sciences and/or technology
  • Experience managing a classroom or audience of child, young adult, or adult learners.
Shift Various Shifts  
Pay Range $15.00 per hour  
EOE Statement The Museum of Life and Science is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we value the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings. Join us!
Category Education  

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