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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.

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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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Paid Internship Opportunity: Environmental Equity Intern – Seattle City Light (Application Deadline: 02/21/17)

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle’s electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

The Environmental Equity Program strives to make equal environmental and economic benefits and burdens to its customers and the citizens of Seattle regardless of race, economic status, national origin, and English proficiency, as outlined by the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Agenda here:
http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/OSE/SeattleEquityAgenda.pdf

The program works to educate City Light employees on strategies to meet this goal, strives to identify and change internal policies that are hurdles, and works with community partners to identify areas of opportunities to further environmental equity in everything we do. The Environmental Equity Intern will have the opportunity to support these goals and make an impact on a new program that is still in development.

Job Responsibilities:
During this internship, the intern will be specifically responsible for:

  • Developing program marketing materials with guidance from program staff and the communications team;
  • Creating and delivering PowerPoint presentations to key internal City of Seattle and community stakeholders;
  • Assisting in development of training materials;
  • Assisting in the facilitation of Environmental Equity and Race and Social Justice training for City Light staff and key internal and community stakeholders;
  • Assisting in the development of community outreach strategies;
  • Attending community events.
This internship will benefit the student through the following learning outcomes:
  • Implementation of the Equity and Environment agenda;
  • Exposure to and creating community engagement and inclusion strategies;
  • Building skills in addressing equity and inclusion in municipal government.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Job Opportunity: Education Specialist I/II – Alaska SeaLife Center (Application Deadline: 08/26/16)

Job Opportunity: Instructor I – Texas State Aquarium

Texas State Aquarium Logo

Instructor I
Department:
Education
Position Type: Part Time

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

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Job Opportunity: Outreach Coordinator – US Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Legacy’s Environmental Stewards Program (Application Deadline: 08/05/16)

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service LogoPOSITION OPENING: OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Application deadline: August 5, 2016

Position Summary
This is a full-time, paid, one-year placement through Conservation Legacy’s Environmental Stewards program with the potential for term extension up to another full year. The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in communications, media arts, writing, or a related area of study and an interest in environmental conservation. Applicants with a degree in biological sciences or a related field and significant outreach experience will also be considered. This is not an internship, but an opportunity for someone who is prepared to take initiative and who is eager to learn about and develop communication strategies to increase public awareness of Federal conservation efforts in New York State.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, media arts, marketing, writing, or a related area of study;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Enjoys working independently;
  • Competency in developing content for a variety of social media outlets;
  • Communicates well with people of a variety of backgrounds; and
  • Brings energy and creativity to whatever they do

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Job Opportunity: Outreach Coordinator – Conservation Northwest

Conversation Northwest LogoOutreach Coordinator
Seattle WA

Conservation Northwest, http://www.conservationnw.org, has a 26‐year track record of success protecting, connecting and restoring wildlands and ancient forest across the Pacific Northwest. We champion the recovery of our region’s most iconic wildlife including wolves, wolverines, fisher, lynx, mountain caribou and grizzly bears.

Through tenacious yet pragmatic advocacy, on-the-ground science and diverse collaborations, we aim to connect the big landscapes, protect the most vulnerable wildlife, and conserve our natural heritage for future generations. We’re keeping the Northwest wild because clean air and water, pristine forests, mountains, and other wildlands, resilient and connected natural ecosystems—it all adds up to a better quality of life in our region.

Job Description
Conservation Northwest is looking for an organized, motivated, locally well-connected, and outgoing person to join our 18-person staff to advance wildlife and habitat conservation in northeast Washington. The Outreach Coordinator will focus on broadening support and awareness, and foster problem-solving and dialogue among civic leaders and organizations, tribal representatives, elected and agency officials, and other members of the public. Must be able to work independently, and maintain tight coordination and communication with the Conservation Northwest staff in Twisp, Bellingham, and Seattle. Team leadership and management skills will be beneficial.

Duties:
Manage outreach operations supporting conservation program objectives;
Maintain contacts with public officials, tribal representatives, and the press;
Represent Conservation Northwest on the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition, and other forums;
Build relationships and maintain communications at local levels to enhance public awareness and support;
Develop materials (fact sheets, website content, articles, alerts, talking points);
Organize and manage events, hikes, fundraisers, and other activities;
Mobilize supporters in northeast Washington as needed;
Supervise and manage interns and volunteers.

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