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SEEC hires both full and part time educators. Lead teachers typically have a Masters, Bachelors or Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education (or a related field with a minimum of 15 credits in Early Childhood).
Associate Teachers also often have Bachelors or Associates degrees in related fields with some practical experience and/or additional coursework. Associate teachers may also have a CDA.
Assistant teachers work part time and bring a wide range of training and practical experience to the position. Assistants must have at least a high school diploma, although many have some college coursework.
SEEC teachers exemplify:
Compensation: SEEC strives for a balance of formal knowledge and practical experience among its teaching staff. Beginning salaries are competititive and are based upon the level of college coursework attained, as well as years of experience in an early childhood classroom.
Benefits: The program provides a supportive work environment through ongoing staff development, reimbursement for college coursework, and recognition of excellence. A strong benefits package includes health insurance, earned vacation and sick leave, and a retirement plan and a 4 week paid sabattical after every 5 years of service.
SEEC accepts resumes for teaching positions on an ongoing basis, but most employment opportunities occur when the children move to new classrooms in September as our educators commit to year long contracts. The hiring process for fall openings begins in late spring.
Please submit your resume to the address listed below for consideration:
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
National Museum of Natural History
Room CE-G50, MRC 184
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Fax application to 202.786.3153
SEEC has a limited number of volunteer and/or intern opportunities to work in the classrooms and in the central administrative office. Please contact Meredith McMahon, Deputy Director at SEEC at 202.633.1395 or send an e-mail to Meredith McMahon if you would like to explore this type of arrangement.