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Education Specialist II

This position is responsible for delivering education programs focused on marine science in Alaska to a variety of audiences, and assisting in the development and maintenance of education projects under the supervision of the Education Coordinator. This position also supervises staff, interns and volunteers who provide interpretation services to aquarium guests. Variable hours, including mornings, evenings and weekends as needed. May also include national and state-wide travel for professional development and urban/rural outreach.
 
Education/Training Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in education, interpretation, biology, marine biology, or related field; and two years of experience in interpretive program development and delivery.
 
Essential Duties:
  • Develops interpretive talks, programs, and presentations. May design education and interpretation programs with teacher guides adherent to state and national standards for activities that are classroom-based. Strong writing skills and creative activity development are preferred.
  • Interprets research and rehabilitation projects to visitors in exhibit galleries. Provides public presentations on various exhibits and programs. Provides informal interpretation on the exhibit floor, including supervision of public interaction with the touch tank and aviary.
  • Delivers educational programs, with a focus on current marine research in Alaska, to on-site or off-site school groups and other audiences. Delivery methods may also include distance learning by videoconference, rural outreach, or public presentations. May assist with project development, including curriculum or online education tools.
  • Represents the ASLC by presenting programs and resources at off-site special events, such as festivals, conferences, fundraising events, and teacher training days.
  • Assists in providing coaching and feedback for both interpretive and educational programs as conducted by staff, interns, and volunteers. Focusing on skill development, use of current interpretive techniques, ASLC conservation messaging, ASLC research projects, standard policies, and procedures.
  • Assists in the supervision of seasonal interpretation staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of the daily interpretation schedule for staff, interns and volunteers. Including station, tour, and program assignments.
  • Assists the Education Team and other ASLC departments and external partners to coordinate and conduct ongoing interpretive and education training for staff, interns, and volunteers throughout the year.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with staff. Must be able to work both independently and as a team member, while handling multiple priorities in an efficient manner.
 
This is a regular full-time position. ASLC offers a competitive wage (DOE) and benefits package.
 
Open until: November 30, 2019                                    Start Date: February 2020
 
Apply online through the “Join Our Staff” page at www.alaskasealife.org. Please include the following as a single PDF attachment to your online application; 1 page cover letter and 3 professional references.  
 
For any questions regarding this position, including salary information please contact Human Resources at hr@alaskasealife.org.
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