Science Education Associate Level I

Nestled in the Oakland Hills, Chabot Space & Science Center was founded as an observatory in 1883. Today Chabot offers visitors the very latest in hands-on, interactive exhibits, displays, and Planetarium shows that explore the mysteries of the universe and of life here on earth. Chabot Space & Science Center is extremely proud of its reputation as one of Northern California’s leading centers for informal science education.

Chabot Space and Science Center seeks a part-time Science Education Associate, Level I, W-F, January – May, 2024. Core duties are to support the Field Trip program with secondary support for outreach / Learning Everywhere. Core hours are M-W 9:00am – 2:00pm with up to 15 additional hours / week for outreach programs.  


Science Education Associate Level I Job Summary:

The primary responsibility of a Science Education Associate is the delivery of science education content including workshops, live science shows and Learning Everywhere / outreach activities in on and off-site locations.  It includes set up and clean up but does not include major content design or curriculum development.  It is a part-time, seasonal position that collaborates with, and may report to, various departments with initial reporting to the Interim Director of Chabot’s Oakland Space Academy.

Level I Science Education Associate delivers Chabot workshops, live science shows and some off-site Learning Everywhere / outreach activities.



  • Deliver core Chabot stand-alone educational content in on-site and off-site settings.
  • Set up and clean up from workshop, live science and Learning Everywhere / outreach sessions delivered.
  • Ensure cleanliness of storage areas, resupply materials as needed and note when supplies are running low.
  • Collaborate with volunteers assisting with activities.
  • Support Field Trip check in when not delivering 10:00am content sessions.
  • Support post-field trip floor clean up and preparation for evening events.
  • Provide floor docent support or support for other departments when specific education activities are not scheduled.
  • Participate in Chabot Team and All-Staff meetings as needed.


  • At least two years post high school graduation and some college
  • Science major or strong experience in informal science education
  • Passion for science and for working with young people
  • 1-2 years work experience in formal or informal education setting
  • Strong presentation skills and presence, comfortable leading both small and large groups
  • Comfortable sharing information with groups from 4 – 18 years of age as well as with adults
  • Comfortable sharing information with people from diverse language and cultural backgrounds and diverse abilities
  • Comfortable answering questions, engaging students, and redirecting behavior – classroom management issues will be handled by the classroom teacher
  • Ability to take initiative to support education program and visitor experience in fluid museum context
  • High Level of professionalism


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift heavy objects and be on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by the facility.


This is a part-time seasonal nonexempt position.

Salary Range: $20-$23/ hr.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit cover letter, and resume to jobs@chabotspace.org


Chabot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chabot is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Our employees are people with differing strengths, experiences, and backgrounds who share a passion for bringing science to the full range of our community – sparking excitement about a universe of possibilities beyond our planet. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.