Lead Science Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, January 15, 2018, 11:30pm

Organization: 

Address:

Denali National Park, AK
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Alaska Geographic is currently seeking an experienced educator to join our 2018 team as a lead science educator. In addition to the standard duties of science educators, this position will also coordinate and co-instruct the Denali Summer Science Academy, a four day youth camp where high school students explore Denali’s wilderness and work alongside park scientists.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality interpretive presentations to tour groups visiting Denali including bus excursions, dinner presentations, interpretive talks, and other custom education programs.
  • Work with a national park service co-instructor to lead 3 sessions of a four day overnight youth camp that introduces youth to Denali’s wilderness and park science.
  • Assist with preparations for seasonal staff training (this position will start a month before other staff).
  • Assist with equipment maintenance, facility projects, and program support/development as assigned.
  • Provide quality customer service and informal science education while staffing MSLC exhibit area.

Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Naturalist or science/environmental education experience working with high school aged youth.
  • Excellent public presentation skills.
  • Proven group management skills in an outdoor setting.
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse schedule and a high degree of responsibility.
  • Positive and upbeat attitude in a fast paced work environment with a demanding schedule.
  • Knowledge of wildlife research and natural history of the subarctic.
  • Experience with computers and common office software programs.
  • Must have valid driver’s license with 5 years driving experience and good driving record.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. (we do not sponsor employment visas).

Benefits:

  • Work with a dynamic team dedicated to science and education.
  • Learn from and work with researchers in Denali.
  • Live, work, learn, and play in a spectacular wilderness setting!
  • Flexibility in schedule to allow for occasional long weekends.
  • Competitive pay.
  • On-campus housing may be available.

The season begins in early April and ends in September. To learn more about our programs and operation, visit our websites at www.akgeo.org and www.nps.gov/rlc/murie/index.htm.

How to Apply:

Email a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 3 references to mslcjobs@alaskageographic.org Application deadline is January 15, 2018.