AmeriCorps Member: Education & Outreach Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 12:00pm


Tacoma, WA
United States

Job Category:

Volunteer Opportunity

Job Type:


Job Description:

The Slater Museum of Natural History’s mission is to provide a resource for STEM, environmental, and natural history education, research, and inspiration for local and international communities. The AmeriCorps member will serve as our Education and Outreach Coordinator. The member is the primary facilitator of our specimen-based “Nature in the Classroom” program (NIC). Duties include teaching NIC lessons in schools, publicizing the program, and facilitating the use of NIC materials by local educators. At least 250 hours of the member’s term will be spent in the classroom teaching NIC curricula. The AmeriCorps member will also be involved in training teachers in NIC, coordinating and conducting behind- the-scenes tours of the museum, recruiting and training volunteer docents who assist with tours, and staffing the museum during open hours. Opportunities for practical museum experience include exhibit development, training in specimen preparation, and interaction with curatorial staff.

Qualifications: Passion for natural history and environmental education; teaching experience or experience working with children in educational setting; enthusiasm for museum collections; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and coordinate museum schedules; excellent document preparation, reporting, and record-keeping skills; computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; college degree, with background in biology or other natural sciences; must have valid driver's license.

Position Start Date:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Job Duration:


How to Apply:

Applicants must apply through the My AmeriCorps website at this link:

Please contact with any questions.

Job Compensation:


Compensation Information:

A taxable, monthly stipend of $1,195 provided by Washington Service Corps.

Upon successful completion of a full term of service, eligible members receive an educational award of $5775 provied by the National Service Trust.

Contact Name:

Peter Wimberger

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