The Member is responsible for providing service in three areas which will help our youth develop 21st century skills with an emphasis on technology literacy: 1) Primary direct service projects; 2) Secondary direct service projects; and 3) Capacity building projects.
Primary Direct Service (45% of service time)
The Member will facilitate direct media and technology skills development for high school Teen Tech Crew members and students who attend their Createch workshops.
The Member will facilitate Digital Portfolio development workshops for KAYSC participants throughout the program year.
Secondary Direct Service (15% of service time):
The Member will recruit middle school Design Team and high school Kadets participant volunteers and manage their experiences.
Mobilize KAYSC youth volunteers to promote technology literacy for members of the general public.
Identify 3-5 internal and/or external events that KAYSC youth volunteers can attend as teachers or presenters
Support participants with job search and application to transition from unpaid to paid work within the KAYSC, Museum, and potentially the broader community
The Member will recruit adult volunteers (program alumni when possible) and manage their experience with the support of the Career & Community Connections program manager.
Capacity Building (40% of service time)
The Member will increase the capacity of KAYSC adult staff and the broader museum to embrace technology literacy as a valued, integral part of the KAYSC program through the following projects:
1) College and career pathway mapping – media and technology content track
Develop a resource that can be used by all program areas to share with program participants
Identify and document local colleges/universities that provide degrees and certificates in this content
Identify local employers (non-profit, for-profit, and government) that provide careers in this content
2) The Member will document the digital literacy education and assessment process and resulting youth outcomes and communicate this information to KAYSC staff.
Develop workshop modules to support the development of Digital Portfolios for each KAYSC participant
Share best practices and lessons learned from the assessment project at two staff meetings or professional development sessions throughout the year - a mid-term presentation and an end-of-term presentation
Enter relevant participation and skill building data in to Sprockets database
Create a curriculum resource (online or written) that the KAYSC can use to implement technology literacy assessments and trainings for youth in the future
3) Create and facilitate 1-2 professional development workshops for KAYSC adult staff, to increase their ability to appropriately incorporate digital technology learning in their programs/crews
4) Research ways the Science Museum of Minnesota could provide computer access and/or digital literacy trainings for adults who match the KAYSC participant demographics – people of color and people with limited incomes.
Document best practices of sites that provide similar access (e.g. libraries and workforce centers)
Hold listening sessions with key constituents to assess the community need and interest in the museum as a site that provides this digital access
Hold listening sessions with museum stakeholders to assess the internal climate to support adult digital literacy
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
GED/High School Diploma
Less than High School Completed
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check