Education AmeriCorps Member - Turtle Walk Focus

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:00pm



Jekyll Island, GA
United States


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Job Description:

The GSTC Education Member essential functions will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Working in the exhibit gallery as exhibit Interpreters, assisting visitors with the various exhibit stations, providing supplemental information on the life history and behaviors of sea turtles
  • Conducting daily programs for the public in the Center
  • Leading classroom programs for school groups of all ages
  • Giving presentations and tours and answering visitor questions on the rehabilitation pavilion walkway 
  • Assisting with and conducting outreach programs for people of all ages, in schools and for various community groups
  • Assisting with special events, including annual events, Turtle Walks, Sunrise walks, sea turtle camp, etc.
  • Assisting in the coordination and execution of seasonal turtle beach walks for the general public
  • Assisting veterinary and research staff as needed and permissible by Education Staff 

General Requirements: 

  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent communication and writing skills 
  • Strong public speaking skills 
  • Education or experience in environmental science or marine biology
  • Well-organized
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team 
  • Basic computer skills
  • A desire to learn
  • Flexible daily schedule 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time in extreme heat and humidity.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • 18+ yrs of age
  • 3rd year Undergraduate or beyond
  • 1yr working in an educational setting
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Ability to obtain US. Drivers license
  • Ability to pass Georgia State and FBI Fingerprint background check
  • Preferred (but not required): B.S. in Education, Environmental or Marine Science (experience may supplement for degree); knowledge of curriculum standards and current teaching methodology

Position Start Date:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Job Duration:


How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (phone and email addresses) online at:

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Compensation Information:

Salary and benefits: Stipend, island amenities, education award at completion of service term. Housing available.
Housing: On-site shared house with utilities will be available. $100 dollar ($50 refundable) deposit required upon arrival with $200 rent deducted from stipend automatically each month. Houses are air-conditioned and equipped with basic furniture, Wi-Fi, kitchen and bathroom supplies. You must provide your own linens, towels, & food. Not provided by employer but available: telephone, and cable. Temporary JI parking pass will be supplied. Please note, pets are not allowed in housing.
*Travel and transportation costs will not be covered by GSTC or Jekyll Island Authority.
*Essential functions need to be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Contact Name:

Mrs. Nicole Thomas

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