Stories & STEAM Programmer

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ORGANIZATION: Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Purpose of Volunteer Position: Assist the Program Coordinator in creating the monthly Stories & STEAM programming for the museum

Number of hours: 2-10 hours per month

Location: In person & remote

Reports to: Currently, the Executive Director

Works Closely with: The Executive Director, Board President and all program volunteers

Volunteer Responsibilities:


  • Create a calendar with the monthly themes for Stories & STEAM
  • Create the curriculum for each month that will include books, dance/movement, an arts and craft, and a science activity that fits each theme
  • Stick to the Stories & STEAM budget
  • Make a new budget request by the August board meeting for the following fiscal year
  • Secure snack sponsors for the program
  • Work with the Facebook coordinator to get events up and advertise the event page
  • Work with the marketing volunteers to spread the word about Stories & STEAM
  • Consider bringing in special guests to read during Stories & STEAM
  • Run the actual program if interested, otherwise coordinate with the Volunteer Coordinator to make sure someone is running the program
  • Be a part of the Programs Committee and be able to meet in person or Zoom 1x a month

Volunteer Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Must live in Colorado Springs and be able to come to PPCM
  • Understand and promote PPCM’s mission
  • Be a part of the Programs Committee and be able to meet in person or Zoom 1x a month
  • Be an ambassador for PPCM
  • Help to educate the community about PPCM

Recommended Volunteer Qualifications:


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Experience in the Education, Early Childhood and/or Curriculum fields is a plus
  • Curriculum design experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Google Calendars a plus
  • Working knowledge of databases and MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Able to communicate effectively with diverse people
  • Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities
  • A pleasant, outgoing personality
  • Bilingual would be a plus

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About Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Location:

2565 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, US

Mission Statement

PPCM is a community-built, hands-on educational destination that engages ALL children and their grown-ups by sparking creativity through purposeful play.

Description

VISION:

Our vision is to be a trusted, growing educational resource, and a community collaborator who offers opportunities to inspire children to reach their unique potential.

The express objectives of PPCM are to provide:
  • A dynamic hands-on, engaging and fun educational experience focused on the age group 0-10.
  • A place for this demographic to encounter boundless opportunities for discovery and imagination, sparking a passion for life-long learning.
  • A compelling environment to nurture wonder and creativity, encouraging children’s innate desire to explore the world around them.
  • An indispensable resource for children, families, the community at large and elementary-level educators as a mutually beneficial connecting point.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

2565 Airport RoadColorado Springs, CO 80910

(38.82471,-104.78233)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Arts Administration
  • Child Development
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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