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Learning Facilitator

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Education
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • 1200 South Lakeshore Dr., Chicago, 60605
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The Learning Programs department develops and delivers learning experiences outside of or in addition to a regular visit and are opportunities for learners to dive deeper. We serve a variety of audiences across Learning Programs including students, teachers, teens, youth, families, and adults. This programming includes, but is not limited to, camps, school experiences, teen learning lab, teacher professional development, out of school time programming for youth and teens and family and adult engagements both at Shedd Aquarium, in off-site locations and virtually. The Learning Facilitator’s primary role is to deliver programming that is tailored for learners including students (PK-12), youth, teachers, families, adults and middle school and high school teens. They utilize learner-centered facilitation strategies to encourage learners to think critically about the natural world and their place in it, actively seek out relevant content knowledge. During each season, the Facilitator will implement programs while working with Learning Specialists (who are primary program and lesson developers) and other team members as appropriate. The Facilitator will assist in daily setup and any preparation that is needed before and after each program. Among other duties, the Learning Facilitator provides expert interpretation of Shedd’s exhibits and collection; they do so through a variety of programs and impromptu guest interactions within assigned zones. This position must have the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.