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On-Call Science Instructor

The primary responsibility of this position is to teach science classes on an on-call basis for visiting school groups (primarily K-5) participating in the Chabot Space & Science Center Field Trip Program.


  • Work with Lead Instructors to insure that classroom content delivered meets state and national science standards
  • Maintain skills and knowledge in content and pedagogy
  • Work with Field Trip Coordinator to confirm teaching schedule and other visiting group logistics
  • Help maintain classroom environments, prep and storage areas
  • Work with Lead Instructors to insure adequate inventory of program supplies
  • Set up appropriate classroom learning environments
  • Maintain records related to school programs as needed
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers to insure outstanding visitor experience
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Chabot On-Call Instructors report to the Education Manager.
  • Requirements include knowledge of content areas and best practices in science education, ability to work with children and adults, and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach science concepts to a wide range of ages and abilities.
  • Ability to speak in front of various audiences
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of formal and informal science education best practices
  • Ability to model excellent teaching practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to integrate technology appropriately into coursework


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or related topic
  • Minimum of three years teaching and curriculum development experience
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate with education staff and volunteers to support and enhance instruction
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively participate in department and cross-departmental project teams
  • Available to work a flexible schedule
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to maintain orderly teaching prep and classroom spaces


Hourly salary for this position is commensurate with other non-profit organizations and will be commensurate with experience.

Job location is Oakland

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Mail resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94619
email: hr@chabotspace.org
Fax: 510-336-7491

* * We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.