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Seasonal Marine Science Educator
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Deadline to Apply:
Friday, February 2, 2018, 5:00pm
- Assist the Education Coordinator with development and implementation of marine science and environmental educational programs for summer camps, K-12 classes, scouts, and the general public;
- Develop and lead all summer day-camp programs spanning the course of several weeks;
- Maintain all equipment and supplies needed for programming;
- Interact with the public at our Learning Center and Estuary Education Shed;
- Assist with maintenance of several aquariums and a touch tank (stocking, cleaning, feeding);
- Assist with organizing community events and teacher training workshops as needed;
- Help develop new education programs and recruit new audiences for island programs;
- Assist with interpretation and exhibit design.
Secondary responsibilities (as time allows or as-needed):
- Assist with planning and delivery of Coastal Training Program (CTP) workshops and meetings (both in-person and virtual), including publicity and marketing; registration and database management; logistics / “day-of” coordination; follow-up and evaluation; this may require travel throughout the state or to our office in Providence (spring/fall);
- Assist with developing and updating communication products for the CTP (e.g., website and social media updates, newsletter articles, press releases, fact sheets);
- Assist with land management and/or ecological research & monitoring projects in the field as needed;
- Perform other duties relating to the organization’s goals and mission as required.
- B.A. or B.S. in marine science, biology, environmental sciences, education, environmental education, or a related course of study;
- Demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching science-related topics and preferably have marine science and/or teaching experience;
- Public relations and communications skills: outgoing, helpful and positive personality; ability to work well with children and adults including giving presentations; maturity and leadership abilities; ability to handle sensitive situations in a tactful manner;
- Flexible and able to adapt to an ever-changing work environment with challenging logistics;
- Ability to take initiative and be creative with unique programming needs;
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
- Knowledge of New England marine environments and wildlife is a plus;
- Knowledge of basic computer software; Adobe or other design/web skills is a plus;
- Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record;
- Proficiency in swimming;
- Comfort working in the outdoors in sometimes physically demanding conditions (heat, biting insects, etc.);
- First Aid/CPR certification is required, and water safety knowledge and/or lifeguard certification is a plus;
There are 2 positions available each lasting 6 months. Start date is May 9th, though there may be some flexibility for a slightly later start date. Schedule will typically be 5 days/week or 40 hours/week; a willingness to work weekends, holidays and some evenings is a must.
$10 per hour with low-cost housing available at the Reserve on Prudence Island. Please inquire for further information on housing and island logistics.
How to Apply:
Please email or mail your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Maureen Dewire, Education Coordinator
Narragansett Bay Research Reserve
P.O. Box 151
Prudence Island, RI 02872