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This position, under the direction of the Student & Family Programs Coordinator, performs, assists and leads a series of 90 minute programs for 3rd and 4th grade elementary students within Jefferson County and the Denver Metro area school system. Occasionally programs are scheduled outside this travel area to locations such as Boulder and Colorado Springs. Schedule will vary. Must be able to drive to assigned destination.
Please note that City employees are currently required to provide proof of weekly COVID testing to be eligible to report to work. Fully vaccinated employees may opt-out of weekly testing with proof of vaccination.
Instructs and leads the 90 minute “Building Colorado” program in elementary school classrooms.
Performs a variety of program duties including interpretation and instruction of lesson plans to elementary students with a class size of no more than 35 students per program. May instruct one or more programs during the day.
Utilizes Prezi presentation and program materials to guide 10 groups of students through five rounds of activities related to important events in Colorado.
Facilitates groups to actively participate and make decisions surrounding instructional events. Openly discuss every changing outcomes based on decisions made.
Attends training to learn program content and facilitation requirements. Adapts programming for each session depending on group dynamic while maintaining the integrity of program plan provided.
Communicates with teachers and staff to provide information about program activities.
Provides a safe, creative and fun environment for participants.
Regularly communicates with supervisor in order to provide quality programming.
Organizes materials, inventories supplies and recommends purchasing of supplies and equipment when needed to ensure preparedness for each session.
Use of personal vehicle to drive to and from each assigned program destination. Ability to pick up materials and return program materials to the GHM when they’re done.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) required; college coursework or experience in classroom education, history, museum studies, or similar field preferred. Experience leading and managing elementary school age students in a classroom or large groups preferred. Must have a love of history and ability to share GHM program information in a professional and engaging manner. Basic knowledge of Colorado History preferred. Ability to adapt needs and decisions to diverse student groups. Familiarity with I-pad, Smart board and Prezi for teaching aids a plus. Must possess excellent organizational, instructional, and communication skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver’s license with good driving record and proof of insurance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent customer service, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal communication skills. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to make independent decisions with minimal supervision.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to utilize I-pad and Smart board to facilitate programming.
MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
I-pad and Smart board; portable projector, laptop and projection screen. Personal vehicle for transportation to and from assigned program destinations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of the position, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with their hands, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Work is primarily performed in a classroom environment.