Watershed Educator (TNACI)

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:45pm



Chattanooga, TN
United States


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Key Responsibilities

  1. Work with TNACI Director to determine target audiences and set educational priorities for those audiences to maximize educational value
  2. Implement partnerships with land trusts to improve freshwater management on protected lands
  3. Develop relationships with regional education and conservation organizations to improve freshwater literacy
  4. Develop education programs for ecotourism guides to help them share knowledge of southeastern animals and conservation actions with their clients
  5. Conduct professional development on watershed science, such as Project WET workshops or TNACI-based curricula, for high school science teachers
  6. Expand high school and citizen science outreach in water quality monitoring through programs, such as Project WET or Georgia Adopt-A-Stream workshops
  7. Assist TNACI science team with offering training for scientists on outreach techniques
  8. Evaluate the success of education programs in reaching priorities and adjusts as needed

Other Responsibilities

  1. Assist in delivering educational programs that teach watershed conservation and aquatic ecology
  2. Work with the Education Department to place freshwater conservation messages in educational programs
  3. Interface with TNACI partners including university professors, government agency personnel, and other non-profit organizations to maximize outreach and educational opportunities for the Aquarium and TNACI
  4. Assist with TNACI science programs to enhance personal knowledge of southeastern conservation issues

Working Conditions

Outdoor fieldwork in all seasons/conditions; occasional overnight trips to attend workshops or meetings


  • Bachelors of Education or Science is required.
  • Outdoor recreation or land stewardship experience preferred.
  • Certification in Project WET, Project WILD, or Georgia Adopt-A-Stream preferred.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of freshwater conservation issues.
  • Knowledge of informal learning techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Computer skills and familiarity with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access.

Full Time, hourly; weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday) work required.

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How to Apply:

Interested candidates may apply online at https://tnaqua.gatherdocs.com/listing/3339.

All submissions must be received by January 16, 2017.

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Compensation Information:

Hourly wage.