NYCI’s STEAM in Youth Work project is now entering it’s fifth year, with a new two-year grant from the Science Foundation of Ireland. The project aims to transform the capacity of the youth work sector to:
- use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) to improve the lives of young people, and
- deliver hands-on STEAM engagement projects that inspire young people’s curiosity.
Through continuous professional development, partnership projects with frontline organisations, resource and equipment dissemination, youth workers will:
- Lead the delivery of in-depth STEAM projects that have been co-created with young people to respond to local need.
- Engage young people in debate around STEAM themes emerging as important during Covid-19 (e.g. viruses, circular economies, gaming addiction).
- Deliver education programmes that fuse science and art (e.g. sound/music).
- Use innovative blended youth work methodologies.
This project is funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland.
NYCI is now seeking a Programme Specialist to lead the delivery of this project.
This is a varied role requiring significant specialist experience in STEAM education and public engagement, the professional development of youth workers or other educators, and the capacity development of their organisations. The post holder will need excellent skills in relationship development, organisation and project coordination, needs assessment/evaluation, and a passion for equality and inclusion. This is a fixed term contract, and the successful applicant will report to the STEAM Programme Manager.
- Closed: The deadline for applications was 12pm on 20th January 2021
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