Conservation Education Fellow

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12:00am

Address:

New York, NY
United States

Job Category:

Fellowship

Job Type:

Part-time

Job Description:

WCS Education Department

Summer Conservation Education Fellowship

Title: Conservation Education Fellow

Location: Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo or New York Aquarium

Job type: New York City Temporary

FLSA: Exempt

Job Description:

Duration: 11 to 14 Weeks (will vary by facility)

Start Date: early June 2017 (exact start date will vary by facility)

End Date: September 1st 2017

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (times may vary by facility)

(35 hours)

Pay Rate: $14 per hour

APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL 11 to 14-WEEKS TO BE CONSIDERED

The WCS Education Department's summer Conservation Education Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for current college students, recent college graduates and graduate students to explore conservation education at an informal science institution. Fellows acquire the skills needed to create a classroom that invites and fosters student-directed learning, and learn pertinent information about wildlife conservation issues. Selected applicants will spend the summer working at one of the five WCS zoos or aquarium.

The summer Conservation Education Fellowship will primarily focus on teaching Zoo or Aquarium Camp. Fellows will assist full-time staff in instruction, oversight of campers, re-working activities to fit unique learning styles of students, and helping to maintain a lively learning environment throughout the summer. Fellows will work with a variety of age groups ranging from 4 to 17.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach summer camp programs, including extended day aftercare programs.
  • Supervise and interact with children ranging in age from 4-17 years old
  • Maintain a fun and lively learning environment
  • Participate in training prior to camp start
  • Prepare and organize materials for camp programs
  • Attend regular camp staff meetings
  • Assist instructional staff with re-working camp activities to fit unique learning styles of students, as necessary
  • Participate in a weekly reflection activity as well as end of the summer project
  • Perform all related tasks and duties, as assigned
  • Opportunities may exist to work additional weekend hours/extended weekday hours (varies by facility)
  • Comply with all policies and procedures as presented by WCS and the WCS Education Department

SUMMER CONSERVATION EDUCATION FELLOWS WILL NOT HAVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH OR HANDLE ANIMALS.

Experience:

Skills:

  • Ability to work within a highly team oriented environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to help interpret science concepts in both a classroom setting and at zoo exhibits
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Bilingual preferred

Qualifications:

  • College student, recent college graduate or graduate student
  • Previous experience working with children; one year prior teaching experience preferred
  • Educational background in ecology, environmental science or education preferred

EOE/ AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

How to Apply: