Job Opportunity: Outreach Instructor – Virginia Aquarium (Deadline: 12/11/15)

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center LogoJob Opening: Outreach Instructor

Salary: $9.55/hour

Hours: Part time; up to 24 hours including some weekend and evening; hours vary based on program demand; must be flexible

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in sciences (biology, environmental, marine, natural or life science), or education or a combination of education and relevant experience equivalent to four years; valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license; ability to lift at least 25 lbs.

Duties: Individual will be responsible for presenting live animal K-12 Standards of Learning (SOL) programs, and special needs programs at schools located in the Hampton Roads area; will also be responsible for presenting toddler programs at preschools located in the Hampton Roads area; representing the Aquarium at festivals and other family events for general audiences. Programs require lifting of water and equipment for transport of marine animals, animal care, and animal handling. Training is provided. Must have excellent driving record.

Preferences: Excellent presentation and in person customer service skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, students of all ages/developmental abilities, and general audiences; ability to handle tasks independently and detail-oriented; previous experience handling animals in program setting and background in science is a plus.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter attention to Rachel Riesbeck, School Programs Specialist by email rriesbec@virginiaaquarium.com, fax (757) 437-4976 or mail to Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Deadline for applying is Friday, December 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by Friday, December 18, 2015.

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