The 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.
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.
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.
Washington Sea Grant Science Communication fellows make stories happen. Fellows
may write features for Sea Star, work with media on coastal research, or develop their
own multimedia projects to connect people with marine science that matters. Along the
way, they build portfolios that help them gain recognition as writers and communicators
who can break down the barriers between scientific information and public
Eligibility: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in any field from
Washington universities and colleges may apply. Applicants must demonstrate strong
writing skills, a good general grounding in the sciences, and a special interest in marine
science, education, or policy. Applicants should have at least some social media
experience or be interested in developing their digital content skills. The selection
committee will consider writing samples, related experience and studies, references and
the relevance of the fellowship to future career goals.
Award: Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend and are expected to work an average of 8-10
hours per week. Fellows are also expected to meet regularly with WSG communications
staff and to maintain consistent email contact when working offsite.
Application Deadline: Applications for the fellowship are due to Washington Sea Grant
by 5:00 p.m. PST on November 18, 2016. Finalists will be selected and interviewed early
Science Communication Program Manager Position Announcement
Chesapeake Environmental Communications (CEC) is looking for a motivated and talented Science Communication Program Manager (SciComm Program Manager) to join our growing
team. CEC specializes in connecting science to decision-making processes. We create broadly
understandable science content, custom tools and visualizations, and strategic project
management and facilitation. Our work focuses on coastal and ocean resource management,
environmental education, and eco & heritage tourism in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
The SciComm Program Manager will assist principal staff in project development, management
and execution. He/she will synthesize, interpret, and communicate scientific information and
prepare reports on findings; work and communicate with a wide range of audiences; and manage multiple projects, including staffing, workloads, and finances under deadlines. The successful applicant must be a self-motivated, outgoing, and creative thinker, with the ability to
communicate effectively through content and graphic development.
This position offers the opportunity to delve into key issues related to the intersection between
society and marine/coastal resources, including climate change and sea level rise, water quality,
habitat restoration and protection, fisheries management, and more. The SciComm Program
Manager will work with regional experts and leaders to translate science to broad audiences and produce products that provide long-term benefits.
This is a full-time position located within our Richmond, Virginia office. CEC provides the
necessary hardware and software and a competitive benefits plan. Additionally, CEC provides
professional development and networking opportunities.
Education Specialist – Alaska SeaLife Center (Seward, AK)
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.
Department: Education Position Type: Part Time
Instruct educational programs, on and off site, for school and public audiences adhering to program goals, curriculum and quality customer service standards as outlined by department and/or Aquarium procedures. Programs include, but are not limited to Aquavision Distance Learning, Outreach, Aquarium Discovery Programs, Camp-In, Homeschool, SeaCamp
Present videoconference programs in a dynamic way.
Promote, schedule and conduct videoconference programs.
Operate videoconference equipment.
Maintain Aquavision program records.
Assist with special technology projects within the Education department.
Conduct outreach programming for school and community groups.
Assist in promotion of outreach programs to meet revenue goals.
Assist in outreach program development under the Texas State Aquarium Education Plan.
Conduct On-site programs as needed with prior approval.
Provide quality education programming.
Comply with a safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and / or Human Resources.
Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the Animal Husbandry Standard Operating
Procedures as it pertains to the Outreach Animal Collection.
Incorporate audience inclusiveness, inquiry and STEM content accuracy.
Properly use and maintain teaching resources and equipment, including but not limited to those for field, lab and classroom use.
Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills, along with mentoring and guiding volunteers and new PT Instructors through program processes and protocols.
Participate in and/or assist with other educational and Aquarium programs/events as needed, such as World Oceans Day, Adopt-a-Beach, Dollar Day, and Party for the Planet.
Properly handle and utilize live animals, adhering to established guidelines and protocol.
Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and Aquarium objectives, goals and mission.
Provide exceptional guest service.
Abide by all policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook.
Social Media & Science Communication Coordinator – Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (Chauvin, LA)
A Social Media & Science Communication Coordinator is sought for employment at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). LUMCON is entering an exciting new 5-year growth phase. We are looking for someone who has a passion for all things social media and content development. Above all, we are looking for someone who has the same passion for marine science that we do.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
–Develop a social media and science communication plan that highlights Louisiana marine science across our consortium members; the science, natural history, and facilities of the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA; and conveys the excitement and energy for the new growth phase of LUMCON.
–Implement and adjust this plan to drive traffic, engagement, and community growth across all LUMCON social media channels.
–Manage day-to-day content production and execution for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.
–Engage and connect with the public, Louisiana residents, students, and various LUMCON stakeholders.
–Coordinate events with science communicators interested in marine science and social media.
–Coordinate with media outlets to highlight LUMCON marine science.
–Communicate and collaborate with education and development teams to support existing programs, cross-functional campaigns, and new initiatives.
–Analyze social media metrics and identify opportunities to better engage with the community and drive goals.
–Stay up-to-date on best practices on social media marketing and content development
Job 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (757) 437-4976 or mail to Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23451.