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  Marine Science Instructor
Temporary, exempt

Deadline to apply: April 20, 2009   

The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the unique ocean environment beyond the Golden Gate, in partnership with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, through education, outreach and stewardship.

Program description: The Association in partnership with the Sanctuary conducts Sanctuary Explorers Camp, an educational and fun-filled marine science day camp for youth (ages 8-13). This hands-on educational program focuses on developing an awareness of marine conservation.  In addition, it introduces youth to the beauty and wonder of the Sanctuary and teaches them how they can help protect it.  Activities are held in and around the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center at Crissy Field in San Francisco and at field destinations in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Marin counties.

Position description: Reporting to the Camp Director, this position will provide lead marine science instruction and program support for Sanctuary Explorers Camp. Primary responsibilities include:
•    Coordinating and running daily activities
•    Implementing marine science instruction for a diverse group of campers, including the visually impaired and deaf
•    Help oversee 2 high school interns who will be assisting with camp
•    Facilitate educational hikes, activities, games and art projects
•    Oversee care of program equipment and supplies
•    Maintain a safe and respectful environment for all campers
•    Support programmatic goals and objectives
•    Other duties as assigned

Qualifications required:
•    Minimum education: Bachelors Degree in environmental education, biology, marine science, or related field
•    Minimum 1 year of experience teaching environmental, outdoor, or science education
•    Ability to inspire and engage children of all abilities, aptitudes and backgrounds
•    Excellent classroom management and public speaking skills
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Detail-oriented, flexible, enthusiastic, and creative
•    Driver’s license
•    Ability to oversee safety of all camp participants

Position date: June 15 through August 10, 2009 (no camp July 13-17).
Compensation: $14 per hour
How to apply: Please mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume, and three references and/or letters of recommendation to:
Attn: Sanctuary Explorers Camp, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association,
The Presidio 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA.  94129. 
Email sheintzelman@farallones.org. Fax: 415-561-6616
www.farallones.org

The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is an equal opportunity employer.
 
 
Please pass this job posting on to anyone looking at teaching or getting into management.  We have two positions starting in Fall 2009, Science Educator and Assistant Director.   This is a great opportunity to live and work on Saint Simons Island, GA!

Call or Email for job descriptions.

 
Tony DeJarnatt
Education Director
Driftwood Education Center
Saint Simons Island, GA
(912)638-3849
tonydejarnatt@driftwoodee.org email
www.driftwoodee.org

 

 
  Subject: Position with the NOAA Phytoplankton Monitoring Network

*Training Specialist** */for /** 
 
*the NOAA Phytoplankton Monitoring Network* 
 
*_Description:_* 
 
NOAA/NOS/Marine Biotoxins Program in Charleston, S.C. is seeking a
full-time Training Specialist for the NOAA Volunteer Phytoplankton
Monitoring Network (PMN). The PMN educates a national volunteer network
of schools, universities, community groups, aquariums, and
parks/recreational facilities on harmful algal blooms (HAB) while
expanding the knowledge of phytoplankton that exists in coastal waters.
Additional information about the network can be found at
http://www.chbr.noaa.gov/pmn/. Working with PMN program staff, the
incumbent will build strong ties with constituent groups and research
partners and assist with network expansion throughout the coastal U.S.  
This is a contract position based on one-half volunteer training and
one-half volunteer data management. Responsibilities include setting up
and conducting new volunteer trainings (in person and via webex);
conducting
refresher trainings for current volunteers; developing
volunteer training materials, such as ID sheets, newsletters,
brochures, and outreach activities; reviewing and approving volunteer
submitted data; and managing content on the PMN website. The position
does require weekend work and significant travel throughout the year. 

*_Minimum Qualifications:_* 
 
The position requires a B.S./B.A. in science or education with working
knowledge of biology, chemistry, and marine science. Experience in
educational outreach is essential. A general background in database
management and GIS is important, but not necessary. Work consists of
tasks that require skill in field collection techniques as well as
laboratory techniques and procedures. Additional requirements include
exceptional oral and written communication skills, and a willingness to
work independently as well as with others. 
 
Applications will be accepted via mail, email, or fax until 5 pm on
April 1, 2009. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume to: 
 
*Dr. Steve Morton* 
NOAA/NOS 
/Marine Biotoxins Program 
331 Fort Johnson Road/ 
/Charleston//, SC 29412// 
Telephone: 843.762.8857/ 
 
/Fax: 843.762.8737/ 
 
/Email: steve.morton@noaa.gov/ 
 
 

The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve based on Prudence Island in Rhode Island is currently advertising two seasonal summer positions in marine science education.

the full job descriptions are available at:  
www.nbnerr.org/seasonals.htm
 
 
 

The WaterFront Center    West End Avenue      Oyster Bay, NY 11771   
(516) 922 - 7245  ext. 30                kristin@thewaterfrontcenter.org

·CoCome aboard for a unique opportunity! Per Diem educators needed to teach school, scout and camp groups. Ages four to high school. Present marine organisms, lead shoreline explorations, conduct scientific experiments, read stories, assist with crafts, etc. Much of teaching is done on a North Shore beach and a 40-foot oyster sloop. Experience with children and in marine science a plus. Qualities should include: responsible, dependable, engaging, energetic, organized, assertive, patient and able to implement behavior management strategies. Training starts in April.  Full time summer position also available to work with children going into 5th through 9th grade in a camp-like setting.  Become more familiar with our organization by checking out our website: www.thewaterfrontcenter.org

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Summer job opportunity with Brevard County Parks and Recreation to assist with Marine Biology Camp at Riverwalk Park in Rockledge , Florida .  The camp is an introduction into Marine Biology for 5th-11th grades and runs from June through the first full week in August.  Hired applicants will start training at the end of May and may have the opportunity to extend employment further into August.  Duties will entail assisting the camp leader with environmental education programs and helping to supervise campers during field excursions.  Some of the activities include canoeing/kayaking, fish collection through seine netting and other methods, and site visits to various marine science and educational institutions. 

The position would entail a minimum of 40 hours a week (with opportunities to get additional hours) and pays $8.18 per hour.  There is no closing date for applications however positions will be filled with qualified applicants as soon as they become available.  There are only two open positions for Marine Biology camp so it is suggested to apply as soon as possible.  Staffing is being done a little differently this year.  Instead of going through the county website to apply people must now go through the outside hiring agency, AUE.  To apply interested individual need to:

Contact AUE at phone #321-752-1032, fax # 321-752-1035 or in person at 5005 N. Wickham Road Suite #100 Melbourne , FL 32940 .

 
 

Position: Conservation Center Director

Organization: National Audubon Society, Inc., NC State Office

Location: Duck, NC

Audubon North Carolina is seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to create programs and manage land, facilities and staff at its 5,000-acre Pine Island Sanctuary and Center on the Northern Outer Banks. 

If you or someone you know might be qualified and interested in working for an environmental organization, please send a resume and cover letter to the Executive Director, Chris Canfield , at the address below or email to: ccanfield@audubon.org

The mission of the National Audubon Society's North Carolina State Office is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and North Carolina 's biological diversity.

 
 
Connecticut, Summer Naturalist
 
Summer Job Opening:
Seaside Center Summer Naturalists
Greenwich, Connecticut
Full-time position, Wednesday - Sunday (except first two and last weeks)

The Bruce Museum seeks two outgoing individuals with knowledge of natural history and an interest in informal educational opportunities to fill the naturalist positions.

The Seaside Center of the Bruce Museum is located on Greenwich Point in Old Greenwich, CT and provides exhibits on marine and shoreline natural history for visitors.  Scheduled programs such as nature walks, seining activities and child or family programs are also offered.

Responsibilities include greeting and monitoring visitors, maintaining the marine touch tanks, scheduling visits by day camps, developing and conducting educational programs, and supervising and coordinating the activities of the volunteers who are primarily teenagers.

The positions begin June 22 and continues through Labor Day weekend, concluding not later than September 11, 2009. Bachelor's degree required.  Teaching experience highly desired. $15 per hour. Send resume and cover letter to: Director of Education, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, email rgarr@brucemuseum.org .

 

 
 
Executive Director position, Homer, Alaska
 

Executive Director, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

   The Center for Alaskan Coastal, based in Homer, Alaska, provides environmental education and ecotour programs in a diversity of habitats from their semi-remote coastal field station, accessible only by boat, and at the 140-acre upland Carl E. Wynn Nature Center .

 

Duties: Responsible for all aspects of non-profit management and developing and sustaining relationships and networks to support the mission of fostering responsible interactions with our natural surroundings and generating knowledge about coastal ecosystems through education, research, and stewardship. Specific duties include staff leadership for a Program Team, supervision of administrative and support personnel, financial management and fund-raising, organizational outreach, facilitation of strategic and organizational planning, and oversight of construction and capital projects.

 

Qualifications: M.S. or M.A. in a relevant natural resource field, environmental education, or other field relevant to non-profit management, familiarity with effective methods of science and environmental instruction and interpretation for diverse audiences, demonstrated ability in coordination and administration of educational programs, management of facilities, and non-profit fund-raising; understanding and use of non-profit accounting principles and practices, skills in networking and developing and sustaining relationships with organizational partners and funders, demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities, excellent oral written communication skills, computer proficiency with wordprocessing and publishing software, and digital communications; familiarity with QuickBooks or similar accounting software.

 

Preferred: ecological knowledge relevant to Kachemak Bay and Southcentral Alaska , experience working with rural and Alaska Native communities, marketing and business experience.

 

Full job description at http://www.akcoastalstudies.org/jobs.htm

 

 
 
job opportunity: maritime educator
The NC Maritime Museum is hiring an Associate Museum Curator to lead public programs in marine science and maritime history.  The job is posted at the following page: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4802-1000-0002-894&printit=no.  The position will be open until March 5, 2009.
 
If the link does not work, go to www.ncculture.com and click on the "careers" link.
 
To clarify the wording of the training and experience requirements:  We prefer a Masters degree but encourage those with a Bachelor's degree and equivalent work experience to apply.  We also encourage those with science degrees to apply, as it is a field of expertise that applies to our programs.
 
Questions can be directed to the education department at the NC Maritime Museum at 252-728-7317  or educators Allison Besch (allison.besch@ncmail.net) or JoAnne Powell (jo.powell@ncmail.net).

 

 
 
UNCW MarineQuest Summer Educator Positions
 
MarineQuest invites you to become part of one of the most unique marine and environmental education summer academic enrichment programs in the country. Serving coastal North Carolina for more than 25 years, UNCW MarineQuest offers fun-filled, week-long camps for ages 5-16, two-week camps for ages 15-16, and a new three-week camp for ages 16-17. As summer 2009 approaches, we are currently looking for staff to fill both our day instructor and evening staff positions.
 
Check out all our job listings by going to our employment website - http://www.uncw.edu/dpscs/marinequest/employment.htm
 
 
  Marine Invertebrate Zoologist – Lecturer, temporary The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is seeking a full-time visiting lecturer for Fall Semester 2009. Duties include an upper level undergraduate course in Marine Invertebrate Zoology (MIZ) during the first ten weeks of the semester and co-teaching a course to the same students during the second half of the semester (4 weeks) in Marine Biology Research (MBR). Student enrollment in MIZ is expected to be about 20 students, with roughly half these students doing MIZ-related internships during the research portion of the semester. The=2 0two courses are described in detail here: http://www.bios.edu/education/fall_courses.html MIZ is a survey course focusing on the biology, systematics, evolution, and ecology of marine invertebrates. The course is a mix of lecture, lab, and field work. MBR allows students to conduct independent research projects on topics, largely of their own design (but with considerable mentor input). It is anticipated that the successful candidate will arrive in Bermuda several weeks before the course starts to become familiar with local field sites and BIOS logistics. It may be desirable to ‘audit’ the Summer course in Coral Reef Ecology (starting 12 July). The successful candidate will have a history of teaching with preference to those with a PhD. Salary level will depend upon prior experience and level of training and will cover a period of 18 weeks. It is possible that this position can become a full-time, repeating, faculty position, but this will require the successful candidate obtain a large majority of their salary support from grant funding, e.g., from NSF, though other teaching duties are possible at the graduate level in observational oceanography. For potential full time positions, a candidate that complements other research interests at BIOS would receive preference. BIOS faculty research interests are outlined here: http://www.bios.edu/faculty/faculty.html Please send a full CV, a statement of teaching interest, a statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to education@bios.edu. Only digital material received by email is accepted. Review of applications will begin 1 April and continue until the position is filled. The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research and education institution employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people and based in Bermuda since 1903. BIOS is an Equal Opportunity employer. -- Dr Samantha de Putron Assistant Research Scientist, Senior Lecturer Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Ferry Reach St Georges GE 01 Bermuda Tel: +441 297 1880 ext 724 Fax: +441 297 8143 www.bios.edu/research/coralintro.html
 
  Jobs with New York City Parks

http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_opportunities/employment/employment_ops.html

 
 
 
Camp SEA Lab Naturalist Positions
We are hiring now for spring and summer seasons!
Check out our programs at http://www.campsealab.org/Programs/
Are you...
  • Passionate about the marine environment?
  • A person who enjoys working with youth between the ages of 8 and 14?
  • Ready to get out and explore=2 0the Monterey Bay?
  • Able to work in a team setting?
  • Interested in becoming a teacher or an informal educator?
...then Camp SEA Lab might be the place for you!
Camp SEA Lab is looking for enthusiastic, caring and dedicated individuals who want to help educate today's youth about the marine environment. Camp SEA Lab recruits individuals who are positive role models, enthusiastic educators and who are interested in challenging themselves professionally. Under the guidance of our staff, campers learn new skills, build self-esteem, make new friends, gain confidence and most importantly HAVE FUN!


Spring Session:  Individual naturalists lead groups of 15 students each in a set of classroom and outdoor lessons focusing on marine adaptations, food chains, and systems. Sand crab monitoring, plankton labs, beach wrack, and kayaking are the topics used to address those concepts.  Students and staff stay overnight in separate quarters onsite and engage in large group evening activities including a simulated town hall meeting, squid dissection, and beach campfires.  Come be a part of the environmental science camp experience for our local 5th-8th graders!

    Dates:  Monday - Wednesday, (plus occasional Thursdays and Fridays), March 9 - June 5, 2009.
                 Dates somewhat negotiable, depending on student enrollment.
    Wages:
                * $80 - $100/day during day camps. Hours are 8am – 4pm.
                * $105 - $125/day during residential programs. Hours are 
                                      9am Monday – 4pm          Wednesday.
Summer Session: Individual naturalists lead groups of 6-10 students each in a set of classroom and outdoor activities tailored to address the marine theme of the week.  Themes include surfing, sailing, fisheries, deep sea research, and marine mammal conservation.  Residential campers and staff stay overnight in college dorms and engage in large group evening activities including squid dissection, and beach campfires.  Come be a part of the environmental science camp experience for our 8-17 year old campers!

    Dates: Monday - Friday,  June 8 - August 15, 2009.
    Wages:
                * $80 - $100/day during day camps. Hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm daily.
                * $105 - $125/day during residential programs. Hours are 
                                  9am Monday –  4pm Friday

To Apply:
    Application: http://uhr.csumb.edu/jobs/db/fp/
    Job Description: http://www.campsealab.org/Employment/  

Questions:
    email: hannah_campbell@csumb.edu

 

 
  The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is hiring environmental educators for the spring (April-May) and seasonal naturalists and naturalist interns for the summer (June – August) seasons. Positions are based at the semi-remote Peterson Bay Coastal Science Field Station and Kasitsna Bay Marine Laboratory across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, and at the 140-acre Carl Wynn Nature Center on the bluff above Homer. Salaries range from $1200 - $1500/month and housing is also provided. Round-trip air fare to Alaska will be paid for the summer internship at Peterson Bay Field Station through the Alaska Conservation Foundation Intern program. In formation on the organization and its programs and facilities can be found at http:www.akcoastalstudies.org and job descriptions are posted at http://www.akcoastalstudies.org/jobs.htm. Information on the ACF internship application requirements are posted at http://www.akcf.org. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by the February 1 deadline to jobs@akcoastalstudies.org.
 
 

Full-Time Faculty Position:  Biology

The Biology Department at the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Fall 2009 Semester.  The ideal candidate should be able to teach introductory biology courses at the first year and second year levels.  Experience in teaching microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, or developmental biology is desirable.  

Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction, who show an interest in developing new instructional technologies and laboratory exercises, and who have a willingness to serve on department, campus, and/or college committees assisting in policy development, curriculum development, and departmental procedures.  Master’s degree in the field of biology required, Ph.D. preferred.   Submit a letter of application, vita, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy, as an attachment, to Bradford Boyer, Department Chair, at:  boyerb@sunysuffolk.edu. 

Information about Suffolk County Community College is available at http://www3.sunysuffolk.edu; information about the Biology Department at the Ammerman Campus is available at http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/Web/Selden/Biology/; information about conditions of employment, salary, etc., is available at http://www.fascc.org/ .
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2009

 

 
  Program Coordinator Position, Oyster Bay, NY
The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center is looking for a hard working motivated individual for our Program Coordinator Position.
 
The Program Coordinator will:
·        Teach environmentally themed programs for school, camp, public, family, and adult groups using raptors, reptiles and mammals.
·        Assist in recruiting and training part-time Teacher Naturalists and volunteers
·        Assist with developing, implementing, and evaluating model natural science education programs for all ages.
·        Oversee operations of the day camp program, including recruiting, training and managing camp staff
·        Assist in development of passive interpretation, including but not limited to brochures, displays, exhibits, kiosks, and posters.
·        Assist with maintaining contacts with existing schools, groups, and supporters and assist with developing new contacts.
 

Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in environmental studies, education, natural science, outdoor recreation, or related field preferred.
·        At least 2 years experience in formal or non-formal education field.
·        Must have demonstrated experience working with groups of children, adults, and families.
·        Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy, particularly word-processing, e-mail, graphic design, and database functions required.
 
A more detailed description is attached.  Application materials must be received by January 12, 2009.
 
Chrissy Albanese
Education Director
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
134 Cove Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
 
 
Seacamp Association, Inc is currently seeking applicants for the position of Science Program Director. This is a leadership position that requires an assertive individual with good supervisory skills, a team attitude, sound judgment, initiative, flexibility, and excellent communication skills. The Science Program Director is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising Marine Science Instructors and Interns as they lead interpretive programs for campers and visiting schools and as they participate in support services required to run a residential facility. US applicants only please.
 
Company Description: Seacamp is a unique, nonprofit, tropical marine science education facility located in the Florida Keys . All programs are conducted through hands-on labs and activities and in the field on boats utilizing SCUBA diving, snorkeling, wading and collecting. Programs include summer camp for 12-17 year olds and residential, environmental educational programs for visiting school groups.
 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate possesses:
- an advanced degree in marine science, marine education, or a related field;
- minimum 5 years teaching experience;
- boat handling experience;
- supervisory and/or leadership experience in a residential outdoor education center preferred;
- SCUBA certification preferred
 
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, transcripts and three professional references to info@seacamp.org, attention Jennifer Jennings.
 
Seacamp Association, Inc.
1300 Big Pine Avenue
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
1-877-SEACAMP
Fax - 305-872-2555
 
 
 
Middle School Marine Education Specialist - Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Location: Gloucester Point, VA

The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia, part of the NERRS network of protected areas established for long term research, education and stewardship, is seeking a knowledgeable and energetic educator to serve as its Middle School Marine Education Specialist. Working closely with the Education Coordinator, this person will be responsible for:

· supporting the development and implementation of the Reserve's General Education (K-12) and Public Outreach Education    Programs, specifically focusing on the Middle School Program for all 7th grade students in Gloucester and Mathews County;
· assisting and leading both classroom and field based environmental education programs for all ages including but not limited to          canoe, vessel, and wading trips; and
· supporting Reserve in providing professional development for local teachers.

Qualifications:
· B.S. from accredited university in environmental science, life science, education or appropriate field;
·   knowledge of estuarine and marine science and local environment;
· ability to coordinate and implement education programs for a variety of audiences; and
· experience in environmental education, particularly in leading field based programs.

For more information:
http://jobs.wm.edu
 
 


Naturalist

Full-time position available immediately

Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center in Stuart, Florida, is a marine education center on Hutchinson Island along the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse estuary in North America. The Center has access to beaches and dunes, hardwood hammocks, mangrove marshes, seagrass beds and reefs. Florida Oceanographic’s mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of coastal ecosystems through education and research.

Position Description

Plan, develop and conduct programs to teach Coastal Center visitors about natural, historical, and scientific features at Florida Oceanographic. The Naturalist takes visitors on nature walks, leads seining trips, conducts beach and estuary programs, and teaches classes on marine and coastal ecosystems to children and adults. The Naturalist’s goals for all audiences are to encourage awareness and appreciation of the environment, broaden knowledge of science concepts, and foster commitment to the protection of the natural environment.

Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as part of the education department team for developing and teaching environmental education programs.
  • Develop and implement education programs and summer camp that emphasize conservation, research and stewardship of the natural systems and inspire interest and awareness of Florida’s coastal ecosystems.
  • Train and manage volunteers to assist or lead education programs.
  • Train staff and volunteers in natural history.
  • Coordinate with marketing department to promote education department programs.
  • Assist with special events.
Take on other duties as assigned by the Education Manager or Deputy Director.

Applications available at www.floridaoceanographic.org
Fax application and resume to:

Jeannie Kelly, Executive Assistant Florida Oceanographic Society
Fax:  (772) 225-4725

 

 
 

Teaching positions available aboard the tallship American Pride

Are you...

  • Passionate about the marine environment?
  • A person who enjoys working with youth between the ages of 9 and 18?
  • Interested in sailing aboard a 130ft tallship?
  • Able to work in a team setting?
  • Interested or have experience in being a teacher or an informal educator?

The tallship American Pride is looking for enthusiastic, caring and dedicated individuals who want to help educate today's youth. The American Pride recruits individuals who are positive role models, enthusiastic educators and who are interested in challenging themselves professionally. Under the guidance of our staff, students learn new skills, build self-esteem, make new friends, gain confidence and most importantly HAVE FUN !

Expectations: All staff who work with the American Pride assume an important role in working with our students.  Staff are expected to be leaders, role models and even a "stand-in" parent during programs.

This responsibility carries with it certain expectations of how staff will act aboard the ship  and around students, other staff and parents. It is our expectation that staff members maintain a professional attitude, work as a member of team, enjoy working in an outdoor setting, and assist in creating a positive caring environment for all of our participants. Must be First Aid and CPR certified.

Staff are required to teach a variety of marine science topics and be a part of role playing for our living history programs. A majority of our programs are marine science based.

Sailing experience is not required!!

Benefits: All staff will receive a competitive salary and opportunities to develop new skills and experiences. The American Pride works in partnership with our staff to provide a positive opportunity for both the staff member and participant. All staff members receive staff uniforms and hands-on experience.

In order to compensate and recognize those individuals who return bring a special set of skills to the organization, we have established the following rewards program:

  • Staff members will receive additional compensation for each of the certificates held (must have proof and be in good standing through the entirety of the employment period):

Wilderness First Aid or higher certification
Red Cross WSI Certificate
Red Cross Lifeguarding Certificate
Teaching Certificate

 

The other benefits are snorkeling, SCUBA diving (if certified), kayaking, sailing and hiking around Catalina Island. P.S. You¢re getting paid while doing ALL of it!!!

Schedule: The American Pride schedule varies greatly. Offering a dynamic program comprised of single day experiences and residential programs, the American Pride strives to reach all youth in new and innovative programming models. Please expect to work a varying schedule that includes some weekends.

Housing: This is intended to be a live-aboard position, but other options are available.

Salary: Salary is dependent on experience. A bachelor¢s degree in marine biology, environmental science or history is a plus.

 

If you are interested in this position please contact the Children¢s Maritime Foundation office at (714) 970-8801 or email at  theamericanpride@aol.com .  Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1.  The position begins mid January, exact start date is flexible.  Please check out our website for more information on our programs at http://www.americanpride.org/

 

 
 
Position Available: Manager, NYC Compost Project program in Staten
Island

Full-time Manager to develop and conduct programs encouraging
residential and institutional composting in NYC.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation
(DSNY) in 1993, provides compost outreach and education to City
residents and businesses in all five boroughs at the City’s botanical
gardens and the Lower East Side Ecology Center. NYC Compost Project
programs and staff are funded and managed through DSNY Bureau of Waste
Prevention, Reuse and Recycling.

• Full time position with benefits
• Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
• Some weekend hours required
• Local travel required (see requirements)

Responsibilities:
• Prepare and administer on- and off-site compost-related educational
programming
• Teach workshops on outdoor composting, vermicomposting (worm bin), and
natural lawn care techniques to the general public, schoolchildren,
groundskeepers, and professional landscapers
• Lead Master Composter Certificate training (train-the-trainer course)
• Manage staff and coordinate volunteers to disseminate information at
community outreach events
• Manage office, budget, materials, and other resources

Skills:
• Knowledge of compost science, indoor and outdoor composting
techniques, and NYC Compost Program
• Strong people skills, and ability to network and self-start
• Basic computer skills

Requirements:
• Environmental or Horticultural Science degree
• Minimum two years of related work experience
• Valid drivers license and vehicle
How to apply:
Send resume and cover letter to jmardikos@snug-harbor.org
 
 
I Fish NY Position

Extension Associate-09579:
>
>Serve as recreational fisheries specialist for the New York Sea
>Grant Extension program, which is part of Cornell University
>Cooperative Extension.  This position is located in Long Island
>City, Queens, New York.  Major responsibility is to work closely
>with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and
>other New York Sea Grant staff to implement a program called 'I Fish
>New York.'  Duties include planning, implementing, and
>evaluating--in a variety of settings, including outdoor clinics and
>schools--an educational fishing program for youth and
>adults.  Travel to and transport educational materials to schools
>and outdoor sites throughout New York City to present programs, with
>occasional programs on Long Island and in Westchester
>County.  Develop educational support materials including new fact
>sheets, curriculum materials, a newsletter and information for the
>Internet.  Topics covered include angling skills, fish biology,
>fisheries management, angling ethics, and seafood safety.  Develop
>marketing tools and strategies for the program, and conduct program
>evaluations.  Work as a member of the I Fish New York Team, and
>serve as a member of New York Sea Grant's marine district
>staff.  Provide supervision to the I Fish NY Sea Grant extension
>aide associated with this program.
>
>Cornell University is a bold, innovative, and inclusive teaching and
>research university of academic distinction and public service where
>staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to be active
>citizens of the world.
>
>Job Requirements:
>Master's degree in any of the following or related
>fields:  fisheries science, marine science, natural resource
>management, outdoor or environmental education.  At least 3 years'
>experience in fisheries management or environmental education.  Must
>be able to work some weekends and evenings, and be able to meet the
>travel requirements of the position.  Experience working in an
>extension or outreach program.  Comfortable working in a team
>setting and possession of angling skills.
>
>To apply send cover letter indicating interest in the position,
>resume, and official college transcripts to:  Nancy Greenawalt, New
>York Sea Grant, 112 Rice Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853
>(e-mail: nag@cornell.edu; Ph 607 255-2832).  Questions about the
>position may be addressed to:  Robert J. Kent, Associate Program
>Leader, New York Sea Grant (e-mail: rjk13@cornell.edu; Ph 631 727-3910).
>
>Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
>educator and employer.

 
 

Tall Ship Education Academy

Oceanography/Navigation Teaching Intern

BackgroundThe Tall Ship Semester for Girls is a semester-long leadership program for high school girls operating on the campus of San Francisco State University .  The first six weeks of the program take place in the classroom and include rigorous academic training in preparation for the voyage portion of the program.  During the next six weeks, students and teachers ship aboard a traditional tall ship for a physically and mentally demanding voyage in the Caribbean .  During the final six weeks, the students are back in the Bay Area, doing classroom work and completing internships in the maritime community. The program offers full credit to 15 high school girls and runs from January through June.

Internship Responsibilities: include instructing the Oceanography and Navigation/Math portion of the curriculum, as well as team teaching other areas, such as leadership and career training.  The candidate should expect to teach in a classroom and to serve in a variety of roles, including mentor, coach and counselor. 

This position will accompany the student group on a six week voyage aboard a tall ship during which he/she will continue to teach aboard the ship and will play an integral role in monitoring the overall wellness of students.  In addition, he/she will have chaperoning and logistical responsibilities.

This position’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting teaching during land-based curriculum in a variety of subjects
  • Chaperoning field trips during land-based activities
  • Traveling with students to and from San Francisco to meet the vessel
  • Teaching at sea during the voyage
  • Grading student work and writing student reports
  • Curriculum and program development
  • Student/community outreach

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree with a major or concentration in Oceanography, Marine Science of Marine Biology
  • Experience leading student groups and instructing student groups in a variety of settings
  • Knowledge of traditional navigation and piloting techniques
  • Willingness to work hard, demonstrate leadership and good judgment and ability to be flexible in the workplace.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to facilitate group discussions, interact productively with community including parents, ship’s crew and volunteers

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the high school level
  • Experience conducting marine research at sea
  • Experience working with urban students, low income students and students of color
  • Sailing knowledge, especially working on large sail training vessels
  • Experience traveling in foreign countries
  • Certification as a life guard and experience instructing swimming lessons
  • Certification in First Aid/CPR or Emergency Wilderness First Aid
  • Spanish language proficiency

Length of Commitment:

  • January 5 to June 5, 2009 
  • Voyage section of the program is planned for March 6 to April 18, 2009.

Stipend and Benefits

  • $1,000 month for five months
  • Travel to and from San Francisco if needed
  • Travel, room and board covered during the voyage section of the program
  • Possible shared housing arrangement

How to apply:  Please review the position requirements above carefully before applying for the position.  Submit a resume and cover letter by email, fax or mail.  Please send the names of three professional references, at least one of whom has seen you lead or teach students.

Application Dates and Procedure:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Nettie Kelly, Executive Director: nkelly@tallshipacademy.org

Tall Ship Education Academy

SF State University

RLS Department

1600 Holloway Ave.

San Francisco , CA 94132-4161

TSEA will acknowledge receipt of your application and contact you if we would like further information and/or to set up an interview.  Inquires can be made at: (415)405-3703 We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis until the end of October.

  TSEA actively seeks to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers and provide services to individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin or age. If you need accommodations, please contact the office prior to your interview.  

 
 


DATE:                        
August 27, 2008
TITLE:                        TEACHER SERVICES COORDINATOR
DEPT:                         Education
REPORTS TO:          Supervisor,
Teacher Resource Center
AVAILABLE:               September
HOURS:                     Full Time     

JOB SUMMARY:

The Teacher Services Coordinator supports teacher professional education through direct consultation; through workshop planning, development and delivery; through maintenance of the Aquarium’s Teacher Resources Center and lending library; and, by representing the Aquarium at local and regional conferences for educators.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides high quality, personalized service to educators seeking help in teaching about the world of water.
  • Plans, organizes, presents and documents professional development training programs for educators—ranging from a few hours to 10 days in duration—in collaboration with the Supervisor of Teacher Services.
  • Effectively develops and manages collaborations with colleagues from the Aquarium and from other institutions to bring special expertise to professional development programs.
  • Maintains and updates library of resource materials for formal and informal educators.
  • Maintains databases and other systems to support teacher services. These include regularly using an electronic system for tracking loan materials from our collection and maintaining a database of participants in training programs and clients who seek consultations.
  • Develops new activities and collections of activities for the lending library.
  • Reviews and comments on marketing materials including printed brochures and website information.
  • Helps to screen applications for volunteer and intern positions and to select volunteers and interns.
  • Supervises selected volunteer and intern projects in support of teacher services programs.
  • Performs other position-related duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Minimum Training and Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in education and/or science and 1-2 years of experience teaching in a school or informal education role, especially in marine/aquatic science.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain organizational systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Proven success in completing projects with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of MA Curriculum Frameworks.
  • Artistic and creative abilities preferred.

TO APPLY SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

HUMAN RESOURCES  NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

CENTRAL WHARF  BOSTON, MA 02110-3399

E-MAIL: JOBS@NEAQ.ORG      www.neaq.org

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 
 
 
 

National Audubon Society

 

Position Description

Position Title:

Wildlife Care Coordinator

Location:

Oyster Bay, New York

Department:

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary

& Audubon Center

Immediate Supervisor:

Center Director

Purpose of the position:

Responsible for the daily care of all non-releasable, resident wildlife (birds of prey, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and mammals).  Maintain the daily needs and requirements, including behavior evaluation of all residents and supervise other Center staff and volunteers.  He/she expected to maintain good communications within other departments of the Center, Audubon staff and volunteers in addition to the general public to actively help promote the Center’s programs and mission. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide daily care to the raptors, glove-trained and in exhibits, including cleaning and feeding. Some light cage maintenance is required.
  2. Coordinate the smooth transition of newly added wildlife to the facilities.
  3. Conduct routine health exams for resident birds and other wildlife.
  4. Train and supervise volunteers, assist with on-going training sessions.
  5. Interact with guests and assist in educational programs as needed.
  6. Update weekly food charts, monthly reports, exams.
  7. Assist veterinarian with patient treatments and care as needed.
  8. Keep well informed on current trends in wildlife care. 
  9. Participate in Audubon activities, special events as necessary.
  10. Maintain positive working relations with staff, volunteers, veterinarians, donors, and the general public.
  11. Light facility maintenance required (janitorial and building maintenance).
  12. Assist with raptor research projects and songbird banding. 

Additional Functions:

Answer phones, assist with rescues when needed, provide information to media as requested and other duties as assigned. 

Relationships:

Internal: All Audubon staff and volunteers

External: Veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, state and federal wildlife agency personnel, research students, media and general public.

Equipment:

Able to use computer (word processing, excel, access, PowerPoint), calculator, fax and copy machines, telephone, digital camera.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management, animal husbandry, natural sciences required (Master’s degree preferred).  
  2. Solid experience in raptor care, handling and one year experience at wildlife rehabilitation facility preferred.
  3. Knowledge of rehabilitation issues and wildlife in captivity.
  4. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, team player and ability to work with limited resources.
  5. Current New York State Drive’s License and access to personal vehicle, if needed. 
  6. Criminal History background check is required.
  7. Weekend hours required; some evening work or emergency response may also be required.
  8. Respect of wildlife and New York environment. Commitment to Audubon’s mission and programs.

Physical Requirements:

Lifting and carrying at least 50 lbs, reaching, pushing/pull, bending, and good hand/eye coordination. Must be physically fit able to run, rake, and climb ladders and/or stairs.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience

To apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Aaron Virgin, Center Director

Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center

134 Cove Road

Oyster Bay, NY 11771

or by email: avirgin@audubon.org
 
 


*Marine Educator Intern

Herring Gut Learning Center, an aquaculture and marine science education center located in Port Clyde, Maine, seeks an intern to assist in the development and instruction of our marine science and aquaculture outreach and summer camp programs; and for the acquisition, care, and maintenance of the marine specimens necessary to implement these programs and activities.  This opportunity is from January 5, 2009 through August 21, 2009.

Duties:

* Gain a working knowledge of HGLC’s current summer and outreach program curriculum in order to:

* Research and develop new summer and outreach program curriculum on a variety of marine-related topics.

*Continue with and establish new working relationships with local residents who have offered their property as field sites for various HGLC outreach and summer programs.

* Maintain visibility and strengthen the image of the Herring Gut Learning Center by serving as a community resource for marine science information and promoting HGLC’s programs through various community relation activities.

* Present outreach programs to school students, the general public, and other community groups either on-site, at schools and/or community buildings, or in the field at a number of locations in mid-coast Maine.

* Instruct daily summer camp programs during July and August for children ages 5

to 13.  Transport participants and lead field studies at various locations in and around Port Clyde.  Supervise summer intern and program volunteers while in the field.

*Ensure that all supplies necessary for outreach and summer programs are acquired, organized, and maintained in good working order.

*Assist as necessary with the selection and maintenance of HGLC’s live animal collections and aquaculture systems.

Requirements:

* Bachelors Degree or enrolled in marine biology or a related field or equivalent training and knowledge, preferably with teaching experience.

* Experience working with children.

* Comfortable speaking in front of groups of both children and adults.

* Sincere concern for the environment.

* Strong writing, organizational, problem solving, teaching, and computer skills.

* Ability to live on-site in Port Clyde; willingness to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays.

* Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team player.

* Ability to work outside.

Stipend: $200/week plus on-site, waterfront housing.

Closing date for applications: 12/31/2008.

For more information, contact: Maryanne Vanasse, Assistant Administrator

E-mail: mvanasse@roadrunner.com; Phone: (207)372-8677;

website: www.herringgut.org. Herring Gut Learning Center admits students of any race, color, nationality or ethnic origin.

 

 
 


The South Street Seaport Museum seeks an Education Coordinator.  This full-time position will support the Museum’s programs in DOE schools and with special education groups, and support overall Education Department operations.

Duties as Educator

§         Teach programs both on site at the Museum and in schools as Residencies, including groups with special needs.  Manage the help of part time educators as needed.

§         Manage scheduling, plan activities, and design and manage materials for Residencies, and for groups with special needs.

§         Complete reporting and financial paperwork for the DOE and the State in conjunction with programs.  Process internal Museum paperwork for these programs, including invoices and timesheets. 

§         Write curricula in collaboration with the Director of Marine Education.

§         Work with supervisors to train new museum educators and interns.

Departmental Support

§         Support the department’s Director with various administrative duties such as phone calls, photocopies, data entry, faxing, and preparation of materials and reports. 

§         Receive phone calls directed to Education Department, be prepared to answer questions when possible and to redirect calls as needed.

§         Track Purchase Orders with the DOE to help centralize financial management.

§         Facilitate and coordinate as needed for programs underway on operating vessels.

§         Assist with Wet Lab maintenance, such as feeding fish.

§         Assist with collection of program data for evaluation.

§         Assist the Director with Professional Development Seminars, an area that also provides opportunity for advancement.

Requirements: Experience in museum education or as a teacher, and college degree or higher in relevant field are required.  Experience in special education is a plus.  In addition to administrative organization and management,  good time management and communication skills, as well as the ability to organize and manage youth groups are necessary.  A successful candidate will be able to teach in a variety of settings.  Some of the Museum’s programs take place outdoors, and when necessary educators must be prepared to work in the weather and be physically active.  Position reports to the Director of Marine Education.

This position includes occasional evening and weekend work, which will be compensated with scheduling flexibility/comp time.  Opportunity for advancement exists in several of the Department’s areas of specialty. Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Please submit resumes to:

Lauren Marchisotto
Assistant to the Director
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
lmarchisotto@southstseaport.org
fax 212-748-8610

 
 
 

 

Education Specialist at the New York Aquarium Wildlife Conservation Society
 
The Education Department of the New York Aquarium, a division of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and located in Coney Island, seeks an experienced and dynamic educator to assume a major role in its educator training programs, developing and conducting professional development sessions for teachers of all grades, in addition to teaching classes onsite and offsite, and supporting special educational projects as needed. The candidate will have at least 3 years experience in science or environmental education, a passion for wildlife conservation, and the creativity and excellent writing ability to create first-class educational programs and materials. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required. Candidate must be comfortable using technology to enhance instruction and willing to travel within NYC. A strong life science or marine science background, and experience working with children as well as professional educators required. Flexible schedule for weekend work required as needed. Starting salary high forties. Attractive benefits package including 3 weeks vacation. Send resume /cover letter/salary requirement to: Wildlife Conservation Society Human Resources Dept. Code EDSPECAQ 2300 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10460 e-mail to recruitment@wcs.org Type code in subject

 
 


FARALLONES MARINE SANCTUARY ASSOCIATION


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Background
The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (FMSA) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support and protect the resources of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.  We have a Cooperating Agreement with a National Marine Sanctuary, which occupies over 1200 square miles of rich and diverse marine habitat off the northern California coast, and our mission includes running programs under contract with them.  As examples, over 100 FMSA volunteers monitor dozens of beaches as part of the Beach Watch program which provides valuable data for the Sanctuary; our education programs bring area youth to the coast, to explore and learn about the Sanctuary in a hands-on fashion; and a priority FY ’09 program launch entails locating marine debris. All of these efforts provide critical teaching and outreach to the community, while in service to the Sanctuary.
 
Key Responsibilities of Executive Director
Fundraising
    * Lead fundraising effort for an annual budget of approximately $700,000, including writing grant proposals and reports and building relationships with funders.
    * Identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with major donors and foundations.
    * Build opportunities to engage new members and sustain existing membership.
 
Financial Management
    * Implement long-term plan for the financial health of the organization.
    * Oversee development of annual budgets, for approval by the Board.
    * Manage the organization's resources within budget guidelines.
    * Ensure that financial books and records are accurate, timely, accountable and transparent.
Staff Management
 
    * Effectively manage the organization’s staff of approximately 10 employees.
    * Ensure current personnel policies, annual performance evaluation of staff and participate in the resolution of staff conflict.
    * Sustain a positive and productive work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
Community and Public Relations
    * Assure that the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive images to relevant audiences.
    * Effectively communicate with major donors, foundations, members, and volunteers.
 
Collaboration and Coordination with Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS)
 
    * Ensure that FMSA’s mission, programs and products are aligned with the GFNMS Joint Management Plan.
    * Responsible for overseeing agreements with the Marine Sanctuary and developing a productive working relationship with the Sanctuary Superintendent
Qualifications
 
The ideal candidate will have substantial leadership experience and a familiarity with nonprofit organizations and governance.
 
    * Leadership, decisiveness and vision.
    * A proven ability to work collaboratively (internally, externally, and with diverse communities and government agencies) to reach organizational goals.
    * Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a strong comfort in public speaking.
    * Demonstrated leadership in non-profit fundraising including the ability to raise money from a variety of sources, most particularly major donors, corporations and foundations.
    * Proven management experience including hiring, supervising and supporting staff.
    * Experience in budgeting and financial management.
    * Passion for and commitment to environmental protection and marine issues.
 
Salary and Benefits
Salary dependent on experience. FMSA offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation, health care and dental coverage.
To Apply
Send cover letter and resume, preferably by email, to
 or write to:
FMSA Jobsearch,
c/o GFNMS,
991 Marine Drive
Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129

Position open until filled.  Consideration of resumes will begin July 18, 2008.
FMSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
 
 
 
 

 

Please share the following information with anyone you know who would be an enthusiastic leader of hands-on marine science programs in the Florida Keys!!!

The Newfound Harbor Marine Institute at Seacamp is currently hiring Marine Science Instructors and Marine Science Education Interns for our upcoming Fall 2008 season in Big Pine Key, FL.   Newfound Harbor Marine Institute is a nonprofit, residential, environmental educational organization offering marine science activities to visiting elementary, secondary, college, and adult groups.

Marine Science Instructors and Marine Science Education Interns are responsible for leading interpretive programs in tropical marine science for visiting schools and participate in support services required to run a residential facility.

Extensive on-site training includes: science seminars, American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding, Oxygen administration, First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, boat handling, skin diving skills, teaching techniques and more.

Qualifications:

Instructor - Must have a college degree in the biological sciences, environmental science, or education. Must have at least one full year of teaching experience.

Intern - Must be working towards a degree in the biological sciences, environmental science, or education or related fields. Must have completed at least one year of college level biology.

All staff - Must be a strong swimmer and have a desire to live and work in a community setting.

Salary/Benefits: Salary/stipend, room and board provided on property, extensive training opportunities, worker's compensation insurance, and staff boat use during time off.  An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children as they experience the marine environment as their classroom.

To apply: Send you resume to info@nhmi.org. We will contact you to complete your employment packet with a cover letter, Seacamp application, official college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Seasonal employment: Fall (Late August/Early September-December). Spring (January-May) Summer (May-August). Multi-seasonal and year-round positions are available. Internship credit is available.

Judy Gregoire
Director

Newfound Harbor Marine Institute at Seacamp
1300 Big Pine Avenue
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
1-877-SEACAMP
info@nhmi.org 

 

 
 
Subj: Fisheries Education Specialist Position
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation was founded in 1995 to enhance the
understanding
and protection of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and other
coastal and ocean
resources of California.

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), the nation's largest
marine protected
area, encompasses more than 5,300 square miles of central California
coastal waters that contain a
rich array of habitats and marine life. The Sanctuary program provides
protection of these natural
resources through research and education to foster public understanding
and stewardship of this
nationally significant marine area. The Sanctuary works closely with the
Monterey Bay Sanctuary
Foundation (MBSF) to facilitate many of their programs. MBSF is also
actively involved in
raising money for expanding the number and scope of ocean and coastal
projects.

The mission for Voices of the Bay is to use local fisheries, fishing
communities and their rich
maritime history and culture as a focal point for students to learn
about the marine environment,
the ecological and human dimensions of marine resource use, and its
management.

Job Description:

Summary:

This is a temporary one-year contract position through the Monterey Bay
Sanctuary Foundation with possible extensions as funding allows. The Fisheries Education
Specialist primary duties are to work with sanctuary staff and their partners to administer and
continue development of the Voices of the Bay fisheries education and outreach program.

Critical requirements:
• Experience with informal and/or formal education and outreach programs.
• Background/education in fisheries science is preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong computer skills including word processing, Excel, database
(i.e. Filemaker Pro)
and email.
• Strong organization skills and good attention to detail.
• Experience with program administration of professional development
workshops.

Assignment:

Program Administration: Working with a professional curriculum developer
and evaluator,Advisory Board members, fishermen and teachers, facilitate and
administer all aspects of the Voices of the Bay curriculum. This includes scheduling and tracking of
programs in schools and facilitating and organizing meetings; receiving and making telephone
calls, contacting fisheries education partners and participants and organizing Voices of
the Bay program materials and; other administrative duties as assigned from time to time.

Fisheries Community Outreach: Enhance communication between fishermen,
resource managers, scientists, environmentalists and the public on fisheries related education. Involve
fishermen in the development of fisheries education programs.

Professional Development Training: Organize and conduct 1-3 professional
development workshops for informal and formal educators and representatives from the
fishing community.Fisheries website and video production: Collect and organize content to
provide to a web developer in creating a fisheries education web site. Be involved in the
production of a short video production on Monterey Bay fisheries.

Work Hours and Compensation:
The contractor will have access to a work desk, computer, phone, copier and facsimile machine
in Santa Cruz, CA. No employment and health benefits are offered with this position. This is
an independent contract assignment. It is expected that it will take 130
hours/month for 12 months. The maximum reimbursement for products and services is $31,200.
Pre-approved expenses such as travel are reimbursable.

Start Date: September 1st, 2008
End Date: August 31st, 2008
Assignment available until filled.
Apply to admin@mbnmsf.org or fax to 831.647.4244
No phone calls please.
--
 
 
 

Subj: full-time position at Pine Knoll Shores

Job Title:  Natural Science Curator I
Working Title:  Educator

Vacancy #: 60034934

Division:  Aquarium                                                    
Salary Grade/Range:  65   $30,522 - $47,971                              
Recruiting Range:  $30,522 - $33,069               
Appt. Type:  Perm Full-Time 
Closing Date:  8/14/08 
Location:  Carteret


** POSITION WILL FUNCTION AS EDUCATOR FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM AT PINE KNOLL SHORES IN ATLANTIC BEACH, NC **


DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Reporting directly to the Education Curator, this position is responsible for developing and presenting educational programs to the public and aquarium visitors, and to school groups and special interest groups.  This position will present programs, prepare printed materials, respond to visitor questions, utilize electronic communication systems, and will be responsible for creating new programs incorporating a variety of experiential learning methods including science, arts, theater, and music.  Primary job duties include preparing and giving public auditorium programs using power point presentations and other A/V equipment; presenting classroom experiential learning sessions; facilitating gallery talks using biofacts and live exhibits for props; preparing and presenting age-appropriate curriculum specific to school programs; serving as a resource for teachers and community members; evaluating education programs for effectiveness; and training and supervising interns, volunteers, and seasonal education staff.  Educators will also be responsible for handling live animals, and for husbandry and care of program animals.  This position works as part of the education team to set goals and program direction and to conduct program evaluations.  This position works cooperatively with other departments to achieve the overall mission of the Aquarium.  Evening, weekend and holiday work is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Excellent written, and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to develop and present public programs.  Ability to speak before and respond to questions from large audiences.  Prior experience in educational program design and assembly.  Proficient in computer skills, word processing skills, and research and organization.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology, zoology, botany, or other natural science curriculum related to the area of assignment and one year of experience in a natural science field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

Prior experience in presenting environmental and experiential education programs in an informal setting; North Carolina Environmental Education Certification; prior experience in handling and presenting live animals in public programs; customer relations and effective communication trainings.

            **** RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF STATE

                  APPLICATION PD-107 FORM ****

An applicant must complete and submit a separate State Application for Employment form (PD-107), listing the position number and job title for the position applied for. DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with most qualified individuals. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a State Application for Employment (PD-107). Original application, signed and dated must be mailed to the contact person listed. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference for first-time employment with State Government should submit a copy of Form DD-214. All relevant experience must be listed on the PD-107 application form to receive proper credit; any information omitted from the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Applications received after 5:00 p.m. on the "closing date" will not be considered. When a salary range is posted the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and ability, training, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Specify position #60034934 on application.

HOW TO APPLY:            Donna Randall                         Phone:  (919) 877-5500, ext. 230

                                    NC Aquariums

                                    3125 Poplarwood Ct., Suite 160

                                    Raleigh, NC  27604

 

 
 

Director, National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership announces the search for a new Director for its National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) program, a national academic competition for high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans. The Director sets priorities for and oversees coordination of the NOSB and is responsible for managing all aspects of the program including regional coordination, the national finals, budget management, supervision of staff and promotion of the NOSB on a national scale.

A full job description www.NYSMEA.org/jobs/Director,NOSB.pdf

 
  Dolphin Research Center Employment Opportunity

Education Program Host

(full-time)

The Education Department of Dolphin Research Center (DRC) currently has an immediate full-time opening for a Program Host. DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility dedicated to teaching, learning and caring about marine mammals and the environment we share.

Position Responsibilities

Major duties of this position in our Education Department may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Greeting and entertaining guests
    • Giving presentations, teaching workshops and/or seminars
    • Narrating public dolphin and sea lion sessions
    • Conducting guest and kids activities
    • Checking in and coordinating participant/student activities
    • Monitoring dolphin observation and activities with participants/students
    • Transporting DolphinLab students in a 15 passenger van
    • Assisting in program preparation and development
    • Assisting in preparation of pre-class and post-class activities and paperwork
    • Receiving and handling or routing numerous telephone and email inquiries
    • Assisting with the processing of information requests
    • Assisting with resource and equipment maintenance

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be outgoing, have excellent presentation/public speaking skills and is excited about DRC and our family of dolphins and sea lions. Candidates will have a passion to share their excitement and knowledge with our guests. Candidates will be flexible with their availability, as work schedules can change weekly (evening and week-end hours are required). Candidates must have physical agility and good balance, being able to take steep steps while climbing on and off our floating docks, being able to assist guests onto and off of our floating docks, and being able to squat and/or crouch to take photographs. Must be able to work long days in the Florida Keys heat. The ability and desire to work with a variety of people on a regular basis is a must, especially youth. The successful applicant will be a responsible, organized, motivated, self-directed individual who demonstrates excellent “team player” skills. Applicants must have a clean driving record (helpful to have a Florida driver’s license) and computer experience. Although not required, a college degree and teaching experience is preferred. Experience aligning curriculum to national and state standards and/or Ocean Literacy Principles a plus.

Benefits

DRC currently offers medical benefits, life and disability insurance plan, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities. DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and with our high benefits offers a competitive total package right for our environment.

To Apply

E-mail resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org or fax to (305)743-7627 attn: Human Resources Coordinator

 
 

Job Title: Environmental Educator
Company / Organization: SoundWaters
Location: Stamford , CT

SoundWaters has an immediate opening for an Environmental Educator to teach environmental education programs to children and adults.

SoundWaters mission is to protect Long Island Sound through education. For the past two decades, SoundWaters’ Educators have shared the wonders and beauty of Long Island Sound with tens of thousands of children. We are looking for a talented Outdoor Educator to join the enthusiastic and creative team at our Coastal Center in Stamford , CT.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

Responsibilities:

  • Teach environmental education programs alone and in team teaching situations
  • Assist in program coordination and promotion
  • Keep informed about current Long Island Sound and other environmental issues
  • Support the smooth operation of the SoundWaters Center for Environmental Education, answering phones, feeding aquaria, organizing and maintaining the learning lab classroom and aquarium exhibit, etc., as needed

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Education, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, or related field
  • Experience running outdoor and classroom educational programs and implementing age-appropriate curricula; familiarity with experiential education desired
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated teamwork and flexibility
  • Willingness to work hard and take initiative
  • Additional certifications (canoeing, first aid etc.) a plus

Salary: Commensurate with experience including generous benefits package.

To apply: Mail, fax or e-mail resume, cover letter and three references to:

Alisha Mullett

alisha@soundwaters.org
SoundWaters
1281 Cove Road
Stamford , CT 06902


Tel: 203-406-3312 Fax: 203-967-8306
alisha@soundwaters.org 

 
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Director of Education at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
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Education Specialist at the New York Aquarium

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Education Department of the New York Aquarium, a division of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and located in Coney Island, seeks an experienced and dynamic educator to assume a major role in its educator training programs, developing and conducting professional development sessions for teachers of all grades, in addition to teaching classes onsite and offsite, and supporting special educational projects as needed.  The candidate will have at least 3 years experience in science or environmental education, a passion for wildlife conservation, and the creativity and excellent writing ability to create first-class educational programs and materials.  A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is required. Candidate must be comfortable using technology to enhance instruction and willing to travel within NYC.  A strong life science or marine science background, and experience working with children as well as professional educators required.  Flexible schedule for weekend work required as needed.   Starting salary high forties.  Attractive benefits package including 3 weeks vacation. 

Send resume /cover letter/salary requirement to:

Wildlife Conservation Society

Human Resources Dept. Code EDSPECAQ

2300 Southern Blvd.

Bronx, NY 10460

e-mail to recruitment@wcs.org  Type code in subject