Interpretation Fellowships (Multiple)

Job
The deadline for this job has passed and it is not visible on the eePRO Jobs page.

Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:00pm

Organization: 

Address:

Seward, AK
United States

Job Category:

Fellowship

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Interpretation – Marketing

Fellows will team with the Interpretation Department for 20 hours a week and the Marketing department 20 hours a week. Fellow will learn and gain experience in nonprofit communications strategies with hands on experience in all aspects of the ASLC external communications program. The nature of this Fellowship gives you far more knowledge about nonprofit communications strategies than other interpreters, the goal is to learn and share with others.  Under the guidance of Marketing and Interpretation staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.
  • Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.
  • Assist Marketing Director and staff in publications, journalism, social media, collateral, graphics design, video production, tour sales, specific sales campaigns, collateral distribution, and website content.
  • Assist marketing and events staff in various capacities related to special events and functions – promotion, set-up, guest interface and take-down.
  • Represent the Alaska SeaLife Center within the community through brochure distribution, event promotion, and other misc. sales opportunities.
  • Improve guest services and operations through visitor surveys.  

Interpretation – Avian

Fellows will team with the interpretive staff for 20 hours a week and with the avian staff for 20 hours a week.  Fellows assist the avian department and acquire first-hand knowledge needed to interpret these exhibits. The nature of this Fellowship gives you far more knowledge about avian husbandry and the life history of the ASLC bird species than other interpreters, the goal is to learn and share with others.  Under guidance of Avian and Interpretation staff, the fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.
  • Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours on all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.
  • Perform general husbandry tasks such as habitat cleaning, food preparation, and care of 12 species of seabirds
  • Record daily observations and note the health and condition of the exhibit birds – noting changes in behavior and appearance throughout the breeding season.
  • Assist in habitat maintenance and breeding season preparations.

Interpretation – Eider

Fellowship will meld two completely separate learning activities. The day is divided into 4 hours of husbandry and 4 hours of interpretation.

The eider husbandry portion is in the morning when they can assist the husbandry staff in all the morning chores. These included: daily cleaning of the enclosures, daily feeding of the ducks, maintaining data records, and assisting with any spontaneous chores that needed completion. (These depended on whether it was egg season or duckling season.) 

The 4 hours of interpretation learning activities change daily depending on staff present and activities taking place that day. Interpreters maintain the different stations around the center e.g., touch tank, aviary, and activity desks; give planned and scripted PowerPoint presentations to the public, and lead Behind the Scenes tours.  Each day is some combination of the tasks above. The nature of this Fellowship gives you far more knowledge about the Eiders than other interpreters, the goal is to learn and share with others. In this position you will also become familiar with the other birds, invertebrates and the mammals are housed at the Center. Under the guidance of Eider and Interpretation staff, the fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.
  • Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours on all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.
  • Perform daily animal diet preparations and routine cleaning of animal enclosures, work area and wet lab.
  • Make daily observations of the breeding behaviors, health and condition  of the research eiders
  • Assist researchers with data collection relevant to the breeding season and current research projects.
  • Maintain records, and photo database.
  • Assist in pool cleanings and water quality testing.
  • Assist in enclosure maintenance, breeding season set up and take down which will include moderate to strenuous physical activity, lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Assist in the care of breeding pairs, eggs, and duckling rearing. This may entail irregular work hours.

Interpretation – Mammals

Fellows will team with the interpretive staff for 20 hours a week and with mammal staff for 20 hours a week. Assists mammal department and acquires the first-hand knowledge needed to interpret ASLC exhibits.  The nature of this Fellowship gives you far more knowledge about mammal husbandry than other interpreters, the goal is to learn and share with others.  Under guidance of Mammal and Interpretation staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.
  • Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.
  • Perform general husbandry tasks such as cleaning, food preparation, etc.
  • Make daily observations on the health and condition of the exhibit mammals – noting changes in behavior and appearance.

Interpretation - Marine Animal Stranding (Rehab)

Fellows will team with the Interpretation Department for 20 hours a week and the Stranding department 20 hours a week. Fellow will learn and gain experience in the rescue and rehabilitation effort of stranded wild marine mammals and birds. The nature of this Fellowship gives you far more knowledge about the Stranding department than other interpreters, the goal is to learn and share with others.  Applicants should be agile with a good sense of balance in order to maneuver around the exhibits and holding areas.  Under the guidance of Stranding and Interpretation staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.
  • Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.
  • Make daily animal diet preparations and perform routine cleaning of quarantine and work areas.
  • Assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.
  • Assist with the Stranded Animal Hot Line.
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals.
  • Participate in educational talks or tours.
  • Maintain and update medical records.
  • Assist in pool cleanings and water quality testing.
  • Help ensure that the rehabilitation clinic and quarantine area is stocked and prepared to receive animals.

Interpretation - National Park Service

This position is a shared effort between Kenai Fjords National Park (KFNP) and the Alaska SeaLife Center. Site specific training will be conducted separately by each organization.  For the purposes of the National Park Service, this position is recognized as a non-supervisory Park Guide in interpretation. The fundamental objectives of the activities performed in KFNP position are Resource Education, Resource Protection and Public Use Management.  Under guidance of National Park Service and Interpretation staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.
  • Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.
  • Create props and supplies for educational programs and assist with special events.
  • Assist an NPS Park Ranger aboard the Star of the Northwest tour boat as the ranger conducts an interpretive program for the duration of a 5-hour ocean tour. Assist the ranger by demonstrating learned informal interpretive skills about the marine wildlife, ecosystems, and environment in support of the ranger’s overall program and theme. Tour boats are subject to rain, cold, long periods of standing, and motion sickness.
  • Deliver the NPS Junior Ranger program on the Star of the Northwest tour boat. Present multiple demonstrations for the children of passengers, focusing on hands-on and interactive lessons about marine wildlife, ecosystems, and the environment.
  • Present daily demonstrations, talks, walks and/or tours to the public for both the ASLC and NPS relevant to the current research projects conducted at the Alaska SeaLife Center and in the Kenai Fjords National Park.

Interpretation - Steller Sea Lion Video Monitoring - Chiswell Project

Fellows will team with the interpretive staff for 20 hours a week and with the Chiswell staff for 20 hours a week.  Fellows will assist with the day to day support of animal related research activities involving Steller sea lions. Candidates should exhibit a strong interest in field based and animal related research work and associated support.  Applicants should possess the ability to work for extended periods of time while staying focused on the task at hand. Under guidance of Chiswell and Interpretation staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Interpret all of the Alaska SeaLife Center’s static and live animal exhibits housing marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates. Help maintain the physical appearance of manned exhibits and deliver announcements over the public address system.
  • Present briefings, lectures, presentations, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and guided tours by learning to employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interest of particular audiences.
  • Operate remotely controlled cameras from a desktop computer.
  • Make behavioral observations of Steller sea lions and demonstrate learned skills by video recording, data entry and management.
  • Follow a regimented schedule of observations and be prompt with daily duties. 

How to Apply:

  • Carefully review all of the requirements and instructions
  • Complete the application for no more than 2 positions. Be sure to provide us with the best e-mail and phone number for contacting you.
  • If you are applying for 2 fellowships you must complete an application for each one.

http://www.alaskasealife.org/summer_fellowships