Curriculum Specialist

Location: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Work Hours: Full Time; Exempt

Reports To: Vice President, Education


The Curriculum Specialist is responsible for developing curriculum programs for the Dayton Society of Natural History, including the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, and Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve. Researching and analyzing education trends, designing custom K-12 curriculum packages, and presenting DSNH curriculum to school administrators are among the key functions of this position. Successful candidates will possess a desire to work in a fast-paced environment, a willingness to take on new challenges, and a passion for education.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze current trends in specialized STEM education programs, including content and implementation of new technologies in the classroom
  • Work closely with education staff and VP of Education to develop exceptional curriculum programs
  • Deliver effective curriculum sales presentations to a range of audiences
  • Visit in person, or virtually, with school administrators and educators to evaluate needs and to promote DSNH curriculum packages
  • Design curricula for K-12 students in accordance with the Ohio Department of Education accreditation guidelines 
  • Demonstrate a consistent ability to meet deadlines and operate within departmental budget
  • Observe and make recommendations to education staff and perform trainings as necessary to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of programs
  • Prepare and submit appropriate contracts for DSNH curriculum sales; maintain organized client records and documentation
  • Work with the CEO and senior administration to determine short-term and long-term curriculum goals for the DSNH
  • Contribute to grant writing committee as necessary to ensure funding for continued improvement and expansion of educational programming
  • Serve as the contact for school teachers and administration regarding details of DSNH curriculum packages, including content, cost, and implementation processes
  • Uphold the mission, vision and philosophy of the Dayton Society of Natural History

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and listen.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Reasonable accommodations may be made for disabled individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction, or related field
  2. Three to five years of curriculum development experience*

* Middle/high school teaching experience is not required, but is helpful

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • A strong commitment to expanding the reach of DSNH curricula
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to deliver dynamic presentations
  • Familiarity with Ohio Department of Education guidelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to effectively manage time and demonstrate initiative
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to organization mission

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notices. 

Interested candidates should forward an application or resume and salary requirements to:
The Dayton Society of Natural History
Manager, Human Resources
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH  45414
OR email

The Dayton Society of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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