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Job Opportunity: Education Specialist – National Aquarium

National Aquarium LogoThe National Aquarium is seeking an Education Specialist to develop and teach a variety of formal education programs to school groups, teachers, and homeschoolers inside the Aquarium classrooms, galleries, and Auditorium.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts onsite and offsite school programming.
  • Coordinates Homeschool programs including developing the schedule, organizing staffing, and instructing the programming.
  • Handles and cares for animals.
  • Assists with writing and editing school program brochures.
  • Assists with writing and updating Field Trip Planning Packets for Teachers.
  • Maintains props, order new props when needed, make repairs, and create new props/costumes.
  • Maintains and update information files relating to School Programs surveys, activities and programs.
  • Assists in other education program activities such as Outreach programs, community programs (cultural events, fairs/festivals), and youth programs (Henry Hall, Aquarium on Wheels).
  • Researches and identifies needs and develops new school and teacher programs. Prepares and updates teacher resources related to Aquarium programs and exhibits.
  • Assists with training staff and volunteers to conduct school and visitor programs.
  • Assists School Programs & Visitor Programs Coordinators with budgets, reports, and other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in professional development activities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or related field. Marine science background preferred.
  • Two years experience working with children, preferably in a non-formal education setting.
  • Current Maryland driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Ability to safely operate an 8-15 passenger van.
  • Working knowledge of audiovisual equipment and Microsoft office programs.

The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture, experience and ideas to apply.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM
Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.

Today, the National Aquarium builds on a 35-year history of local, regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life, ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued, rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Welfare and Science teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local, state and federal levels. Through education, research, conservation action and advocacy, the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.

HOW TO APPLY Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website http://aqua.org/jobs. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing HR@aqua.org.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Education Instructor – Mount Rainier Institute (Application Deadline: 07/07/17)

EE Instructor
Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 7, 2017, 4:30pm
Organization: Mount Rainier Institute-University of Washington

Job Description:
Environmental Education Instructors are key members of the program staff. They lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach a variety of topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. EE Instructors have the opportunity for professional growth through the development of their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of ongoing development of a relatively new residential environmental education program.

Term of Position: Fall 2017 season is late August through mid-November, may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing will be provided for a modest monthly rental fee.

Mount Rainier Institute is committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or gender.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead students through Mount Rainier Institute programs in natural and cultural history, inquiry-based field investigations, and resource stewardship for youth and adults; primarily students in grades 3-12.
  • Lead half-day and day-long educational hikes (including using snowshoes) on Pack Forest and Mount Rainier National Park trails.
  • Assist in the design of customized environmental and science education programs for students of all ages.
  • Attend training and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of program participants.
  • Conduct evening and weekend programs as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

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Outdoor Education Lecture and Course

The College of Education is hosting faculty from our partner institution in Norway for a lecture on May 4th at 4:30PM. At this event, students will engage in meaningful discussion about the impact of outdoor education on children and youth.

Additionally, the College of Education will be offering a 499 course on this topic during Winter and Spring, 2018. The course will be open to undergraduate and graduate students. NW credit awarded for both courses. Priority course registration will be given to students who attend the May 4th event.

More details in the attached flyer. RSVP required.

Outdoor Education Event & Course

Job Opportunity: Part-Time Urban Programs Educator – Islandwood

IslandWood LogoOverview: Urban Programs Educators teach outdoor field studies for the IslandWood Urban Programs team based both at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville and in the Seattle area at schools and other public spaces. Educator work schedules vary and can be adapted to fit a changing class and/or work schedule.

Brightwater programs take place at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville. The Center is located on King County property and includes a wastewater treatment plant, 70 acres of natural area, and a state-of-the-art learning center, laboratory and exhibit hall. Brightwater programs are designed for 3rd-8th graders and utilize the features of the Brightwater Center including the ponds, streams, well-equipped laboratories, and the wastewater treatment plant itself. The school day programs include three offerings: Landforms Field Study (focusing on environmental engineering and stormwater), Freshwater Ecosystems Field Study (a study of our ponds through an ecosystem services lens), and Humans and the Water Cycle (a close look at how people fit into the water cycle – specifically, the waste water treatment cycle).

IslandWood’s Land and Water Field Study program focuses on investigating urban stream ecosystems and their role in the community at Seattle creeks.

Urban Programs Educators may also be responsible for the delivery of programs directly related to IslandWood’s School Overnight Program including parent and student orientations and pre and post-visit lessons at partner schools. These programs may include evening hours.

Additional work opportunities may be available to educators, including community events, curriculum planning, and other IslandWood programming. Days and times for these opportunities vary.

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Job Opportunity: Summer Science Camp Instructor – City of Everett Parks and Recreation

City of Everett LogoCity of Everett Parks and Rec has a job opening for a Summer Science Camp Instructor for Summer 2017.  Attached is a brochure describing the two camps, both 1 week-long, which run the week of July 10 and July 24.  The ages of our campers are 10-13, so we are looking for someone who enjoys working with elementary and middle school kids. The camps take place on Jetty Island and at Langus Waterfront Park in Everett –all outdoors.   You don’t have to be a Science expert to apply, just someone who has experience working with kids, and someone who loves the hands-on learning approach to teaching.

Here is the link to the basic job description and instructions on how to apply on-line for the position: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/everettwa/jobs/1616421/science-camp-day-camp-counselor-seasonal-day-laborer?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.  For more details about the position you can contact Carolyn at the number below.

Carolyn Henri
Summer Science Camp Director
Everett Parks and Community Services
(425) 308-1634
henri98203@comcast.net

2017 City of Everett Parks and Rec Science Camp Brochure

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

Job Opportunity: Community Programs Manager – Audubon Society of Portland (Application Deadline: 02/27/17)

Audubon Society of Portland LogoJOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Job Title: Community Programs Manager
Department: Education Department
Reports to: Education Director
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Compensation: $43,000 to 48,000 plus health and retirement benefits

About Audubon Society of Portland
Audubon Society of Portland has been a leading voice in conservation for over a century.
Through conservation advocacy, environmental education, our wildlife rehabilitation center, and other programs we promote the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitat. We are located in a 150-acre wildlife sanctuary in Forest Park, just minutes from downtown Portland. With over 15,000 members and 450 regular volunteers, we are the largest independent chapter of the National Audubon Society in the United States. Additional background regarding our extensive education, advocacy, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat programs can be found at www.audubonportland.org.

Job Summary
The Community Programs Manager will help lead and manage community-based youth
programs, including the Community Camps and TALON leadership program. The Community
Programs Manager is an integral member of Portland Audubon’s collaborative team of adult and youth educators, directly leading innovative programs as well as providing input regarding the inclusiveness and cultural awareness of Portland Audubon programs.

Our Community Camps provide hands-on, nature-based education through summer camps at
little or no cost to participants. In partnership with community development organizations like
Hacienda, Bienestar and ROSE CDC, these programs are offered at a variety of Portland
metropolitan area neighborhood and family events.

The TALON program provides extensive training and employment for young adults aged 16-20
as they learn skills that will help them succeed in conservation and environmental education
professions. TALON teens participate in a 10-week training program that provides a foundation
in local natural history, environmental science, and local and regional conservation issues. Each
participant is then placed in a summer apprenticeship position in Portland Audubon’s education, conservation, wildlife rehabilitation or nature sanctuary programs, with the opportunity for a second consecutive year of involvement.

Qualified applicants have proven experience working with underserved communities and
communities of color, and experience teaching in an informal outdoor setting. The position will
participate in ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive culture throughout Portland Audubon,
both internally and through our outward-facing programs.

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