Pinhead Institute Educational Associate (Americorp VISTA Position)

Pinhead Institute

About the organization

The Pinhead Institute is a Smithsonian Affiliate based in Telluride, Colorado that strives to promote science-education both locally and globally. Pinhead Institute educates and inspires children and adults in the greater Telluride region about the wonders of science and technology through engaging programming, direct interaction with scientists, and unique research centered internship experiences. An international network of the world’s leading scientists supports our many educational programs providing unparalleled opportunity to high-level scientific education in rural Colorado.


The VISTA member with Pinhead Institute will have an incredible opportunity to: build exciting K-12 STEM education curriculum, work with Pinhead Instructors to prepare for and support programming, conduct community outreach to grow our reach, assist with Pinhead Internship placements, volunteer recruitment, and assist with grants, fundraising, and fund development. The VISTA member will have an opportunity to grow their skills and share their passion for STEM education in one of the most beautiful places that Colorado has to offer!

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-A love of science and working with kids!
-The willingness and ability to learn new skills.
-Being good at self directed/independent work and also able to collaborate with a team.
-Microsoft Word/Excel, Adobe Illustrator, and basic computer skills desired.
-Spanish Speaking a plus.
-Must be at least 18 years of age.


Stipend provided by Americorp

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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