Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
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Deadline to Apply:
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:00am
- Assist in the development and refinement of educational programs for audiences of all ages
- Facilitate formal and informal education programs on-site and off-site
- Lead and help to refine visitor tours for various audiences
- Assist in the organization of educational materials and program preparation
- Communicate with and assist education interns and volunteers
- Research relevant bird species and/or environmental concepts and write reference materials
- Actively attend department & institutional meetings
- Assist with interdepartmental and institutional services
- Provide support for program administration, such as through communications, record-keeping, and evaluation
- Help oversee and assist education staff in all phases of planning and instruction
- Help provide formal training and feedback
- Serve as a proactive ambassador for the Aviary and its birds through all interactions with visitors and the general public
Overview of Department: Our award-winning Education Department brings Tracy Aviary’s mission to life! Programs focus on birds and nature and are designed to meet the developmental needs of participants of all ages, from pre-K to seniors. Alongside expert staff, all educators contribute to the development and implementation of programs ranging from guardian-and-me pre-K classes, to family-based nature play programs in local parks, guided tours and outreach programs for schools and community groups, youth camps, scout workshops, and educator professional development.
Job Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology, or related field from an approved college or university is required.
Must have knowledge about regional birds and avian ecology; understand and apply learning theory and instructional design; have experience in teaching with various audiences and settings as well as all ages in classrooms and field settings.
Must work creatively and collaboratively; identify and solve problems; manage time efficiently; be a resource to others; be motivated, innovative, organized, and proactive.
Word processing, document formatting and editing, library and internet research, public speaking, and other communication skills are required. Experience with Adobe is preferred.
Must seek guidance and feedback as needed; follow-through on tasks and issues; instill motivation and innovation; actively and consistently seek to improve and expand contributions to the department; prioritize tasks appropriately and anticipate needs and problems.
Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
Comments: This position requires occasionally leading visitor tours outdoors throughout the year in varying environmental conditions that range from excessive heat in the summer to extreme cold in the winter.
The typical work week for this position is Tuesday-Saturday. Weekends may shift seasonally, but will always include either Saturday or Sunday.
This is a full-time benefited position.
$10.00 -12.00/hour depending on experience.
How to Apply:
The position is open until filled. Send an electronic application including cover letter, resume, and three references to Michelle Mileham, Director of Education, at MichelleM@tracyaviary.org