Coastal Waterbird Education Specialist

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12:00pm


Boston, MA
United States

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Job Description:


  • Prepare and teach educational programs to youth, families, and adults
  • Assist in the development and delivery of educational activities related to festivals, events, camps, and schools
  • Assist in the development of educational activities for school, camp and group programs
  • Maintain updated educational supplies, curricula, instructional materials, and resources
  • Assist in the evaluation of programs and other related activities
  • Attend meetings and trainings related to the work of the Coastal Waterbird Program, as assigned
  • Assist in the scheduling and advertisement of programs
  • Communicate with schools, camps, and other partners regarding education programs and scheduling
  • Instruct and direct duties and schedule of an education trainee(s)
  • Perform informal education and outreach on Boston area beaches
  • Travel to different beaches, schools, and program locations in the Greater Boston area as directed
  • Become oriented with the goals and methods of the Coastal Waterbird Program and the biology and protection of coastal birds as it relates to Mass Audubon’s work on the Boston-area beaches and the Massachusetts coast line


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, biological sciences, earth science, environmental studies, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 year of experience in conducting educational programs
  • Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion
  • Must be able to work long hours outside in all weather conditions and be able to lift and carry up to 40lbs across varied and sandy terrain
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and irregular hours (dependent upon programming and weather)
  • Must have access to a vehicle for daily driving between sites
  • Must pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s)

Compensation and Benefits:

Rate of pay: $14.50-15.50/hr depending on experience.  Housing may be available for payroll deduction of $25-35/wk.  Reimbursement for field travel will be provided.

Additional Comments:

Position based at: Winthrop/Revere and Boston Harbor Islands

Mid-April to late-August 2017 / 35-40 hours per week

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as interviews will begin immediately. Position to be filled as soon as possible.

Please send a cover letter resume and list of three references via email to:

Coastal Waterbirds