Education Specialist I/II
This position is responsible for delivering education programs focused on marine science in Alaska to a variety of audiences, and assisting in the development and maintenance of education projects under the supervision of the Education Director. As a member of the Education Department, this position also works closely with the Exhibits and Interpretation teams. Variable hours, including mornings, evenings and weekends as needed. May include national and state-wide travel for professional development and urban/rural outreach.
Bachelor’s degree in a field complementary to the Center’s mission and experience as an intern, teacher, or interpreter in an aquarium, museum, camp or similar setting – or the equivalent. Experience in program writing and development, as well as an understanding of state and national standards, is preferred.
The specific skills and abilities of the employee in this position and the needs of the department will dictate which of the primary responsibilities are performed by the employee on an ongoing basis.
1. Delivers educational programs, with a focus on current marine research in Alaska, to on-site or off-site school groups and other audiences, as well as the weekly Ocean Sciences Club. Delivery methods may also include distance learning by videoconference, rural outreach, or public presentations. May assist with project development, including curriculum or online education tools.
2. Assists in scheduling program reservations, maintaining client relationships via phone and email, processing payment, and keeping the reservation data accurate and up-to-date.
3. May design education and interpretation programs with teacher guides adherent to state and national standards for activities that are classroom-based. Strong writing skills and creative activity development are preferred.
4. Interprets on the exhibit floor, including supervision of public interaction with the touch tank and aviary. Works with exhibits staff and other ASLC staff to construct props and other teaching materials to supplement education programs.
5. As needed, works with the Exhibits team and other ASLC departments to complete new or ongoing projects that fulfill the ASLC’s institutional and educational goals.
6. Maintains an effective working relationship with staff. Must be able to work both independently and as a team member, while handling multiple priorities in an efficient manner.
7. Represents the ASLC by presenting programs and resources at off-site special events, such as festivals, conferences, fundraising events, and teacher training days.
Open until: 8/26/2016
Start Date: 10/1/2016
Apply online through the “Join Our Staff” page at www.alaskasealife.org. Please include the following as a single PDF attachment to your online application; 1 page cover letter and 3 professional references.
For any questions regarding this position, including salary information please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.