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Adult and Family Educator
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:00pm
- Customer Service for program participants
- Assist the Adult and Family Education Coordinator in leading Adult and Family Programs
- Assist with planning and implementation of age appropriate program experiences with a variety of activities.
- Work primarily with adults and occasionally with groups of all ages
- Lead the participants through all daily activities, and help with additional tasks.
- Prepping and leading outdoor programs such as kayaking, cycling, birding, and photography
- Give cultural, historical, and ecosystem tours of the local area.
- Learn all bike and kayak routes and program locations to be able to lead participants properly.
- Assisting workshop instructors to make sure they have everything they need.
- Leading family camps, intergenerational camps, and family days during the summer.
- Assisting with special groups/events such as homeschool groups or Cub Scout groups.
- Prepping and leading environmental education classes in a variety of coastal ecosystems.
- Being a deckhand/first mate on all boat cruises.
- Drive Field Station vehicles including 15 passenger vans and school buses. (Commercial Driver’s License must be obtained as part of training).
- Learn to drive Field Station kayak and bike trailers
- Work on weekly program maintenance tasks during non-program time
- Alertly and actively interact with and supervise participants, giving them undivided attention.
- Preparation of pre-program materials and supplies
- Assist in the coordination of program locations, movement/transportation of program participants.
- Set- up, take down, cleaning and organizing program areas
- Lead school, outreach, or college programs when needed
- Assist with management of Summer Internship Program
- Enforce Field Station protocols and rules on Field Station property and in the field.
- Help clean and provide routine maintenance for field and lab equipment. Help clean and maintain aquaria.
- Teaching experience and/or leadership experience in informal education or camps
- Experience leading kayaking, biking and tour groups
- Experience teaching multiple age groups, from young learners to adults of all ages
- Experience with summer camps and/or outdoor adventure programs
- Previous experience working on boats preferred but not necessary
- Would prefer a degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences or other relevant fields.
- Minimum BA or BS Degree
- Comfortable working long hours outdoors and on boats
- Ability to connect with, encourage, and direct participants of all ages.
- Teaching experience and/or leadership experience
- Ability to pass background check in order to obtain NASA security clearance.
- Valid driver’s license with 2 or fewer moving violations in the past 2 years and no DUI or DWI charges
- Must be willing and able to obtain a VA Commercial Driver’s License
- Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly
- Ability to walk a mile on uneven terrain
- Ability to stand and work for long periods of time
- Ability to learn how to handle lines and work with equipment on vessels
- Ability to work in extreme conditions (heat, cold, mosquitoes)
- Competitive salary: $660/bi-weekly
- On-site staff housing provided: furnished 800 sq. ft. two bedroom apt, one bathroom, kitchen and living room, central heat and A/C, shared with max. one roommate.
- On-station meals when programs in session– vegetarian friendly
- Free laundry facility attached to housing
- Opportunities for continued professional development and networking
Position Start Date:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
How to Apply:
- Cover Letter
- 4 references (3 professional or academic, 1 peer)
- Completed Educator Application Form https://msconsortium.wufoo.com/forms/2018-adult-and-family-educator-application/
- Answers to this year’s short-answer questions (part of the application form)
- What do you hope to gain professionally and personally from a position at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station
- What inspired you to become involved in the field(s) of environmental education and/or marine biology?
- Talk about your experiences being in a leadership role (professional, academic, camps, sports, clubs, organizations, etc.).