Seasonal Educator

Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources Division/Section: Aquariums/Jennette’s Pier
Pay: $11.32
Appointment Type: Seasonal (March through August)
Description of Work
Reporting directly to the Education Curator, this position is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive set of youth and adult programs and field experiences for a wide range of audiences. These experiences include school programs, night programs, day camps and week-long summer camps. Position is responsible for ensuring that programs are operated safely and in accordance with NC Aquariums guidelines and procedures. This position will be required to work outdoors and be able to assist in kayaking, surf lessons and fishing programs. This position will be responsible for presenting age-appropriate curriculum specific to school programs; serving as a resource for teachers and community members; evaluating education programs for effectiveness; and working with interns, and volunteers. Position works 30 to 40 hours per week and must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
This employee must be self-directed and capable of working independently. A high degree of resourcefulness and problem solving skills are necessary for the employee to maintain public contact and respond to group requests. The employee must have good judgment, be knowledgeable about existing programs and procedures and be flexible. This position requires excellent communication skills. Knowledge of natural history, environmental and marine education is also required. Interpersonal skills, time management, leadership, research, planning and organizing are additional skills needed for this position. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, with a high volume of students, while maintaining a positive attitude.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in biology, zoology, botany, or other natural science curriculum and/or 3 years teaching experience in a natural science field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Experienced
Prior experience in an educational field is preferred, specifically aquatic education in a summer camp setting. Prefer person to have experience with water sports and activities, i.e., fishing, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and SCUBA. This person must feel comfortable working in the ocean with children. A valid North Carolina driver's license is preferred. North Carolina Environmental Education Certification is desired. CPR/First Aid certification is preferred.
How to Apply
Email, mail, fax or deliver a completed PD-107 State Application for Employment to Christin Brown Jennette's Pier at Nags Head P.O. Box 1445, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head NC 27959 Phone: (252) 255-1501 x207 Fax: (252) 255-1507 5 p.m. on Monday Feb. 15, 2016. A cover letter and resume may be submitted along with the completed application.
Send to: Christin Brown Education Curator; Jennette's Pier at Nags Head P.O. Box 1445, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head NC 27959 Phone: (252) 255-1501 Fax: (252) 255-1507

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