520 Barracuda Blvd. ● New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32169
Phone (386) 428-4828 ● Fax (386) 428-4825 www.marinediscoverycenter.org
Job Title: Education Specialist
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Closing Date: December 21, 2018
Hourly Range: $9-$11, non-exempt
To deliver marine science education programs in classroom and outdoor settings. The position exercises a working knowledge of software including MS Office and database management software. The ability to multi-task is essential and excellent independent work skills are required. The position must demonstrate the ability to interact professionally with the public, board of directors, MDC staff and volunteers. The individual must be a good team player as well as establish working partnerships inside and outside the organization. The position is expected to participate in most Special Events and Fundraising activities.
Educator duties include working with K-12 students to deliver marine science based, hands-on, feet-wet programs in a safe environment while encouraging active learning by students. The educator will have a working knowledge of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem and the flora and fauna within. The educator will teach in a variety of settings including outdoors on boats (pontoon and kayaks), classrooms and public events.
This position requires both field and office tasks, therefore the applicant must be able to work in an estuarine environment including wading in water, walking on trails and kayaking. The individual must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds and be able to work in sometimes adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc. Some weekend work-related activities may also be required.
- This position will work with the Education Coordinator to coordinate camp programs for the school year and summer breaks. This includes but is not limited to organizing registration, scheduling activities, hiring and training summer camp staff, developing curriculum, and maintaining open communication with camper’s families. (50-75 %)
- This position will work with the Education Coordinator to develop community programs. This includes but is not limited to creating homeschool classes and field trips, working with partner organizations to schedule programs, developing adult education classes and field trips, and developing the Marine Discovery Center as a destination field trip location for organizations in Florida and the surrounding states. (25-50%)
The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Science, Biology or Education, or five years of work-related experience as an equivalent. A background in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is not required, but preferred.
The successful candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, a positive attitude, enjoyment of the outdoors, and an ability to communicate environmental education principles to both adults and children. A pre-requisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act.
You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position:
1) Cover Letter
All documents must be submitted to Michelle West, Education Coordinator at the Marine Discovery Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Application closing date will be on December 21, 2018.