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Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) Schools Program Virtual Facilitator

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ORGANIZATION: OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

Virtual Facilitator Role

  • Welcome and orient K-12 school groups during virtual field trips, via Zoom or similar virtual conferencing platform.
  • Collaborate with staff and other virtual facilitators to co-lead virtual inquiry-based discussions with K-12 student audiences. Help students make connections to their own lives through storytelling and culturally responsive education practices.
  • Responsible for virtual group management, including engaging students and entire classes through open-ended questions and using interactive Zoom features such as chat and nonverbal reactions.
  • Attend trainings and build knowledge around workshop facilitation strategies for student-driven inquiry, culturally responsive and anti-racist education practices, and relevant program content
Qualifications:
    • Passionate about working with K-12 students and teachers, and helping them have fun during OMCA’s virtual programs
    • Collaborate with other volunteers and museum staff
    • Welcoming and enthusiastic representative of OMCA, with inclusive listening and communication skills
    • Desire to learn and humility to receive feedback
Commitment to:
    • Our vision of social impact and students as changemakers
    • OMCA’s mission and values of anti-racism, collaboration, and innovation
    • Uplifting K-12 student and youth voices

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About OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

Location:

1000 OAK ST, OAKLAND, CA 94607, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oakland Museum of California is to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities.

Description

When the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors fifty years ago in 1969, it brought together three historically independent disciplines-art, history, and natural sciences-under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach was to celebrate the many facets of California. Our collections-comprising more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs-and our programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation.

OMCA has reopened its galleries after a transformation that touches almost every aspect of the 300,000 square-foot Museum and builds on the founders' original multidisciplinary and civic-minded intent by improving integration of OMCA's collections and programs, strengthening its role as a public forum, and creating new opportunities for visitor participation. The collections are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features; and new gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories.

OMCA nurtures its deep ties to the community by offering many educational and outreach programs. We welcome schools, scholars, local audiences, and all visitors to participate in our events and activities and to discover their place in California's past, present, and future.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • While we are still working out the final timing, we are tentatively aiming to have shifts on: Tuesdays from 9:30am - 10:30am AND 11am - 12pm, minimum requirement 2x's a month, virtually via ZOOM from your home.

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