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Job/Internship Opportunities: Education/Interpretation – Mount St. Helens Institute

Mount St Helens Institute LogoThe Mount St. Helens Institute is excited to announce 4 seasonal positions at Mount St. Helens. While its not necessarily collecting data or studying volcanoes; it is sharing appreciation and understanding of volcanoes with youth and adults.
This includes working with the USGS/MSHI collaborative GeoGirls progra and working at Johnston Ridge Observatory.
Position Description HERE and attached.
Please share with your current and former students:
  • Science Education – 2 positions available – starts April 17; closes March 6
  • Education and Interpretation Internship
  • Interpretation Internship

Mount St. Helens Educator

Mt. St. Helens Education and Interpretation Intern

Mt. S. Helens Interpretation Intern

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Job Opportunity: Program Naturalist – Nature Vision (Application Deadline: 11/11/16)

Nature Vision BannerNature Vision Program Naturalist Position Announcement

Nature Vision is a non-profit environmental education organization that fosters appreciation and stewardship of our environment by educating and connecting community to the world around us.   Nature Vision serves over 65,000 preK-12th grade students annually.  In 2015 the Nature Vision team received the Kids Outside Alliance Award for our work connecting youth with nature. In 2010, we received the Michael Mercer Water Conservation Educator Award with partners for the annual Sammamish Watershed Festival.  Nature Vision was also honored with the 2007-2008 Environmental Education Association of Washington’s (EEAW) Award for Organizational Excellence. 

Position description

Duties include but are not limited to: 
·       Presenting environmental education and outreach programs to schools and other groups in classrooms and outdoor settings from the Nature Vision menu of programs.  Training is provided. 
·       Prep and clean-up of materials for presentations.
·       Driving to presentation sites driving across King and parts of Snohomish County to reach schools and other sites registered for programs.  Our main office is located in Woodinville, WA.
·       Special projects as assigned.

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Job Opportunity: Math/Physics/Biology/Chemistry Tutors – STEM Tutoring, LLC

STEM Tutoring LogoTUTOR
MATH/PHYSICS/BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY

STEM Tutoring LLC, a small innovative tutoring agency based in Bellevue, is searching for MATH, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS tutors for high school students. At STEM Tutoring, our primary focus is connecting well with students, knowing that if a student enjoys their time with us, we can make significant progress helping them develop, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. With an increased focus on the STEM curriculum nationwide, we are passionate about assisting students in their mastery in Math and the Sciences.

Qualifications:
– Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics
– exceptional Undergraduate Seniors with job experience considered as well
– Significant experience with high school students in an educational or mentoring/tutoring setting
– Skillful, empathetic 1-on-1 communication with both adolescents and their parents
– Transportation to Bellevue 1-2 times per week (bus is an easy option if no car)

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Job Opportunity: Seasonal Naturalist – Long Lake Conservation Center

Long Lake Conservation Center LogoSeasonal Naturalist
Long Lake Conservation Center
Location:
Palisade, Minnesota
Website: http://www.longlakecc.org

Long Lake Conservation Center is seeking candidates for the Seasonal Naturalist Position

Seasonal Naturalist Job Summary
Seasonal Naturalists at Long Lake both learn and teach. They learn through observation of and interaction with our creative and dynamic staff of Naturalists. They teach by sharing knowledge with students, and also by bringing fresh insights and individual expertise to our community.

Long Lake Conservation Center is a Residential Environmental Learning Center located in the North woods of Minnesota, only a couple hours from the Twin Cities, and in the heart of Aitkin County. Long Lake provides unique, hands on learning experiences. With environmental education opportunities for students of any age; Long Lake encourages the exploration, conservation, education, and appreciation of nature.

Long Lake is Minnesota’s original environmental learning center. Since 1963, Long Lake has been dedicated to youth environmental education and offers school programs for beyond the classroom learning. “The Long Lake Field Study” school program is tailored to individual visiting student groups with fully accredited classes taught by professional and seasonal naturalists.

In addition to “The Long Lake Field Study,” Long Lake provides opportunities to explore and admire the natural world for all audiences. Long Lake offers facility rental, retreat accommodations, and/or educational programming to interested parties. Furthermore, as the flagship of Aitkin County’s park system, Long Lake is open to the public for adult and family classes, community programming, and access to miles of hiking and ski trails. There is always something to see, do, and learn at Long Lake!

Seasonal Naturalists come to Long Lake for an entire academic year, September through May. It is also possible to spend either the fall or spring term. Seasonal Naturalists may also return for an additional academic year.

Essential Functions:
Seasonal Naturalist responsibilities:

  • Care for the health, safety, enjoyment, and enrichment of our visiting students.
  • Observe, take notes, and teach classes.
  • Teach and lead classes independently, after exposure to the curriculum.
  • Work weekends on a rotating basis.
  • Willingly work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
  • Assist in all aspects of the education department (critter care, equipment upkeep, etc.).

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Internship Opportunity: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern – Environment International Ltd.

Job Announcement: Part-Time Junior Analyst/Intern
Environment International Ltd., Seattle, WA, USA

Environment International Ltd. (EI) is a small, high-powered environmental consulting firm. Our main office is located in Seattle, Washington, and opened in 1994. Our smaller offices are located in Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C. We are an interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists, policy analysts, engineers and attorneys providing environmental consulting services in a variety of areas, including natural resource damage assessment, risk assessment, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, environmental management systems, compliance audits, environmental policy analysis, institutional capacity development, and environmental facilitation and mediation. Our clients include governments, industry, and citizen groups. Visit our website at www.eiltd.net.

We are seeking a student with outstanding organizational, computer, writing and people skills for a part-time analyst position. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for completing administrative tasks, but may also be asked to assist with field work or analytical work, making experience in science or engineering desirable. The position allows for growth within the firm if an applicant has the appropriate background. Job responsibilities include:
1. Providing administrative support including answering the phone, managing emails and other correspondence, filing, billing, and tracking office supplies.
2. Assisting in the development of technical documents including proposals and reports.
3. Editing and preparing of marketing materials and documents.
4. Providing occasional project support for firm professionals, including scientists, environmental lawyers, and engineers.
5. Managing/overseeing schedules, travel arrangements and expenses for principals.
6. Providing light accounting and timesheet management.

Required Qualifications
The successful applicant must:
• Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA);
• Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Have strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
• Be able to prioritize and multi-task while remaining flexible and effective
• Have a willingness to work hard at various tasks to help an exciting small consulting firm grow

Bonus Qualifications
• Live in a HUBZone (map of HUBZone locations: http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/).
• Eligible to participate in a work/study program.
• An academic focus in biology, chemistry, geology, or environmental science.
• Proficiency in GIS (ability to create figures in ArcMap, manipulate data for import into GIS, etc.)
• Prior experience with graphics programs such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

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Job Opportunity: Education Curator – Whale Museum

The Whale Museum LogoEducation Curator – Whale Museum (Friday Harbor, WA)
Position:
Education Curator
Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, USA

The Whale Museum is seeking a person to fulfill the role of Education Curator. Year-round FT employment, includes benefits.

Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in the wild, The Whale Museum’s mission is to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. Our facility is located on San Juan Island, northwest of Seattle, Washington. This remote island is accessible only by ferry, boat or plane.

The Education Curator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· conduct education programs, guided tours, other educational programs, and special events as needed
· development and implementation of programs, events and activities that address the Museum’s mission to education and build stewardship within the community as well as with visitors
· management and evaluation of the education programs and associated volunteers
· help coordinate volunteer recruitment, database management, and scheduling
· The Education Curator works closely with the E.D., staff and/or contracted consultants to plan, budget and implement educational programs and outreach projects/events associated with their areas of responsibility.

The successful candidate will be highly flexible. Work schedule requires some evening and weekend coverage.

Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s preferred), plus a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field (natural history museum, science center or similar educational institution).
· Strong knowledge of marine ecosystems and marine mammal biology and natural history, specifically the Southern Resident orcas and the Salish Sea.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary for department planning and grant writing, as well as conducting educational programs and tours as needed.
· Ability to create and present age appropriate learning experiences related to the marine ecosystem.
· Ability to understand the educational field and curriculum specific information.
· Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively with Museum staff & board, volunteers, visitors, and members.
· Ability to multi-task and work flexible schedule, specifically some weekends and evenings.
· Able to collect and synthesize information; effective problem solving skills.
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
· Computer skills should include word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics, and social media. Specific programs include: Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, and Publisher.

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Funding Opportunities: WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions (Application Deadline: 08/22/16)

WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards! – Apply by August 22

NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2016-17 funding.

Join us for an info session for on these funding opportunities:
Thursday, July 7, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Register for an info session here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/539 

WASHINGTON RESEARCH FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/wrff/)Washington Research Foundation Logo

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

LEVINSON EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARDS (www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/funding/levinson/)

Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty.  Levinson scholarships target applicants who  have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their bioscience and related research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.