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Job Opportunity: Summer Camp Instructor – Woodland Park Zoo/Zoo U

Woodland Park Zoo LogoTitle  Summer Camp Instructor for Zoo U
Category Education
Reports To Associate Director, Education Business & Operations
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Pay Rate $13.13 per hour
Full-Time/Part-Time Temporary
About the Organization Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, award-winning Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting a standard for zoos all over the world. The zoo is helping to save endangered species in Washington State and around the world. By inspiring visitors and others to learn, care and act, Woodland Park Zoo is making a difference in our planet’s future.

This is your opportunity to join the dynamic Education team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for Summer Camp Instructor for Zoo University (Zoo U) in the Child & Family Programs department. There are multiple part-time, temporary, non-benefited positions to be filled at this time.

Zoo U Camp instructors utilize two pre-determined curricula to teach, zoology, biology and environmental education concepts and connect children with nature. Instructors are part of a dynamic team including instructors, assistants and volunteers. Instructors are responsible for educating and instructing children in order to promote awareness, respect and caring for wildlife and conservation. Each week Instructors lead a team in teaching 12-14 children ages 10-14 years old.

The ability to work all dates and times listed below is required for this position:
June 11 and June 18, 2016 – Weekend required trainings (full-day)
June 20-September 2, 2016: Mon-Fri, 35-40 hours per week (No camp July 4)

Present engaging programs, experiences and activities to program participants, on and/or off zoo grounds.


  • Present engaging programs and experiences utilizing developmentally appropriate practices that inspire conservation action.
  • Lead safe and educational experiences for participants involving hands-on, inquiry-based activities and/or research projects in a variety of field conditions, on and/or off zoo grounds depending on position.
  • Lead tours, games and crafts for a variety of ages.
  • Organize rooms, props and materials for programs; maintain prop, material and supply inventories
  • Mentor interns and volunteers.
  • Prepare and submit statistics and receipts to supervisory staff.
  • Assist with program development, evaluation and revision.
  • Operate audio/visual equipment for programming as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Job Opportunity: Curator of Natural History – The High Desert Museum

High Desert Museum LogoCurator of Natural History
The High Desert Museum
Location: Bend, Oregon
Website: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org

Title: Curator of Natural History
Division: Programs
Classification: Salaried/regular full-time Reports To: Director of Programs
Supervises: Associated interns and volunteers

High Desert Museum – Organization Description
The High Desert Museum is a non-profit organization focused on the biotic and cultural elements of the High Desert region of the Western United States. Located near Bend, Oregon, on the edge of the beautiful Deschutes National Forest, the Museum melds the natural history of diverse habitat types with human history of the environment into a unique blend of indoor and outdoor exhibits, living history and both living and historic collections.

Job Summary – Curator of Natural History
High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Natural History to expand the Museum’s natural history collection and provide all aspects of research, exhibition, and program development. The Curator of Natural History will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of natural history specimens that will be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions. The Museum emphasizes scholarship: the successful candidate will have a familiarity with current scientific and popular literature and will incorporate this knowledge into programs and exhibits and be a motivated researcher. Specifically, the applicant must have a proven record of creating and effectively managing the production of exhibits on diverse natural history themes. The Curator is a key member of the curatorial team. In collaboration with this team and the Curator of Wildlife, the Curator writes text and develops vibrant, compelling and innovative exhibits. Consulting with other experts in the field and establishing partnerships in the community will further enhance the Museum’s role as a resource for wildlife, natural history and conservation information. We seek an individual with innovative programming concepts and delivery who applies their expertise to inspire our visitors to learn more about natural history, and the relationship between people and the natural and cultural resources of the region. The successful candidate will conduct public education programs and must have excellent presentation and written skills. Teaching experience, and experience working with collections is a plus.

High levels of professionalism and collaboration, a positive demeanor and the ability to learn new skills quickly are essential traits. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

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Internship Opportunity: Shoreline Education and Awareness (SEA) Wildlife Biologist Internship – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Application Deadline: 02/29/16)

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service LogoShoreline Education and Awareness (SEA) Wildlife Biologist Internship
Position Title: Wildlife Biology Intern (1 Position)
Position Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 2127 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365
Term of Service: Approximately April 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 (6 months)

Position Summary: The Intern will be supervised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Biologist. This full-time (40 hours/week) internship offers the opportunity to gain field experience conducting bird surveys and a variety of other biological field techniques. The intern will work closely with the Refuge Biologist to conduct bird surveys, assist with wildlife management programs, and conduct outreach activities. The primary duty of the intern will be to conduct weekly seabird monitoring surveys on established plots at Cape Perpetua.

Secondary duties will include black oystercatcher surveys along the Oregon coast, tufted puffin monitoring, and assisting the Biologist with a variety of other field and data entry tasks. There may be sufficient time for the Intern to conduct a personal independent field study using Refuge resources, subject to the Biologist’s approval.

General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):
• Conduct bird surveys using established field protocols, which involve identifying birds by sight and sound, recording field data, and entering data in an electronic database.
• Assist the Refuge Biologist as needed with field tasks including nesting seabird (black oystercatcher, tufted puffin, cormorant) observations and surveys.
• Assist with general office duties directly related to field work, including data entry into MS Excel spreadsheets and Access database, conducting nesting seabird counts on aerial photographs using GIS software.
• Assist the Refuge’s Friends Group, Shoreline Education for Awareness, and the Refuge with the development of outreach programs and special events that focus on teaching people of all ages about wildlife conservation.

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Course/Research Opportunity: Study at Friday Harbor Labs (SPR/SUM Application Deadline: 02/01/16)

Study at Friday Harbor Labs this Year
Spend a quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL). Undergraduates can study at FHL in spring, summer or autumn quarters, and the deadline for spring/summer applications is February 1.

● Explore the marine environment of the Salish Sea where your classroom is a marine preserve, and the boats are just steps away from your dorm.
● Courses for all levels from introductory marine biology to advanced research apprenticeships.
● Get to know your teachers with class sizes frequently less than 20 students.

Info Session
Thursday, January 21, 10:30-11:20 am, Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) 203 [map]

Get all the information you need to know to plan for a quarter or course at Friday Harbor Labs. Meet faculty, TAs, and students from past quarters, and learn about the courses offered this year.

(Spring) Marine Biology Quarter: Students starting their exploration of the marine environment (few or no pre-reqs) build a schedule around courses in introductory marine biology, science writing, statistics, or oceanography. Spring 2016 course list

(Spring) Marine Zoology/Botany (Zoo-Bot) Quarter: A fixed schedule of three integrated courses (for undergrads with biological sciences background), including an individual research project mentored by FHL faculty and instructors.

(Summer): A selection of intensive, half-term (5 week) courses including Marine Invertebrate Zoology or Ecology & Conservation of Marine Birds & Mammals. Summer 2016 course list

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Job Opportunity: Education Programs Instructor – Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Careers

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts LogoLocation: Orlando, Florida
Website: http://parksjobs.disneycareers.com/us/central-florida/zoology/jobid813

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

“It takes people to make the dream a reality.” Walt was on to something when he said that, and it continues to ring true today. No matter the stage in your career, being a part of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts means being a part of a team where you help bring innovation to life through unsurpassed products, services and most importantly remarkable experiences. As a Cast Member you are the steward and connection to our legacy and the backbone of our thriving innovations. Join our team and watch your dreams come true.

This position is an as needed, part-time, hourly role providing conservation education experiences within an informal setting. The instructor will interact with Park Guests, as well as teach conservation education programs to groups of students or adults, at one of the following locations: Disney’s Animal Kingdom, The Seas at Epcot, or off property within the local community. The successful candidate will have a presentation style that is both interactive and entertaining.


  • Interact onstage with Guests at one of the following locations: Disney’s Animal Kingdom, The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot, or off property within the local community
  • Teach conservation education programs to groups of students or adults at one of the following locations: Disney’s Animal Kingdom, The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot, or off property within the local community

Basic Qualifications

  • Completed College course work in Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Management, Environmental Education, Environmental Science, Elementary/Secondary Education, OR experience in the informal education field (educator at an aquarium, zoo, or environmental center)
  • Proven experience working with multi-aged groups with an interactive, entertaining, non-lecture approach to teaching
  • This role is Part Time and requires a minimum of three full days of availability including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrated ability to tolerate leading outdoor activities throughout the year and prolonged standing for up to three hours at a time
  • Valid US Driver’s License
  • Some roles require the ability to swim, work at various heights and the ability to lift 50 pounds

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Job Opportunity: Staff Writer – Live Science

Live Science LogoLive Science is seeking a staff writer for our health section. Candidates should have a degree in journalism, and 2+ years experience writing about health, science or tech at a major mainstream publication (or equivalent). Candidates should be excited about working in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will cover breaking health news and major findings in peer-reviewed journals, and will also be great at digging up odd and interesting medical stories and covering health technologies. We want a self-starter who is a crisp writer, familiar with AP style and great at learning from feedback. This is a full-time position in our office in the Flat Iron district.

Research & write knowledgeable, accurate reference articles in a wide range of categories.
Help maintain & update Reference article database: Update older articles, add new information, relevant links, videos, infographics, etc.
Back-up Editing. This person would take on some editing duties in Reference Editor’s absence.
Science topics may include: Biology,Geology,Physics,Chemistry,History, Paleontology,Geography,Zoology
Business topics may include: Technology, Analysis, Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Careers, Leadership

Journalism degree or 2+ years journalism experience
Firm grasp of AP style required
Proficient in English grammar and usage
Working knowledge of SEO best practices
Proficient with Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Adept at working with Word’s Track Changes feature
Ability to identify and use credible online resources to research topics
Strong organizational and analytical approach to projects

Job Opportunity: Education Program Specialist – Tacoma Nature Center

Tacoma Nature Center LogoEducation Program Specialist – Tacoma Nature Center

Organization: Tacoma Nature Center
Date Posted: 6/4/2015
City: Tacoma
Location: Washington
Country: United States
Primary Category: Education
Salary: $48,650.40 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in education, history, natural sciences, environmental studies, communications, museum studies or related field and five years of increasingly responsible experience involving educational program development or interpretive programming in zoological, aquarium, museum or informal learning setting.

Screen, interview, hire, provide work direction and guidance. Evaluate assigned personnel, including volunteers, and interns; schedule, assign and review work.

Develop, prepare and administer educational, scientific, historical and related literature concerning the activities of a public education function related to environmental, zoological, or cultural programs; develop education and related materials, graphics, websites and tools for publication and departmental use.

Develop and coordinate training programs for docents, volunteers, area teachers and instructors to promote the use of Park District facilities as an educational resource. Develop educational kits for use in schools and training manuals for seasonal employees.

Coordinate communication and activities with other Park District departments and personnel, instructors, teachers and local schools to implement, facilitate and promote educational programs.

Develop, coordinate and implement activities and events related to educational programs; coordinate programs with other personnel as necessary; attend various meetings as required.

Maintain facilities and resource centers as assigned; schedule facilities; coordinate and conduct group tours; develop presentation materials to include speeches regarding the assigned facility; make slide presentations as necessary.

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