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JOB: Lead Camp Instructor

Department: Education
Salary Range: $10/hour, 40 hours/week (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Status: Seasonal Employment – Full Time Non-Exempt
Closing Date: March 31, 2018

GENERAL PURPOSE

To deliver the Marine Science Summer Camp Program to children ages 4-9 or ages 8-16. The Lead Camp Instructor will utilize the classroom, kayaks, a boat and the outdoor environment to teach a hands-on, feet-wet summer camp curriculum. The Lead Camp Instructor must demonstrate the ability to interact professionally and exercise careful oversight of all campers, volunteers, parents, and to work with MDC staff, MDC Board and the general public. This position requires excellent independent work skills and the ability to multi-task.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

Teaching and Program Activities

Under supervision of the Education Staff the Lead Camp Instructor will:

  • Ensure that health, happiness and safety are top priorities at all times.
  • Lead activities, games, arts and crafts, and songs.
  • Provide an understanding of marine topics.
  • Oversee all campers.
  • Set up and breakdown all activities.
  • Keep inventory of supplies up to date.
  • Plan and implement educational and recreational activities.
  • Meet and greet parents/guardians and participants during check-in and check-out each day.
  • Clean and maintain grounds and facilities as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:

B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Science, Biology, or other science-related degree preferred. A background in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is desirable. Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

Licensure/Certification:

Teacher certification preferred. CPR and First Aid certification required. A pre-requisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act.

Other:

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 children. This individual must also have sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility, on and off boats, assist children and to move educational equipment (lift at least 50 pounds). The individual must also be able to work in adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References (minimum of three)

All documents must be submitted to Michelle West, Education Coordinator at the Marine Discovery Center at michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org. Application closing date will be on March 31, 2018.

INTERNSHIP: Summer Camp Assistant

Department: Education
Start-End Date: End of May-Beginning of August
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closing Date: March 31, 2018

 GENERAL PURPOSE

To assist in the delivery of the Marine Science Summer Camp Program to children ages 4-16. The Summer Camp Assistant will utilize the classroom, kayaks, a boat and the outdoor environment to teach a hands-on, feet-wet summer camp curriculum. The Summer Camp Assistant must demonstrate the ability to interact professionally and exercise careful oversight of all campers, volunteers, parents, and to work with MDC staff, MDC Board and the general public. This position requires excellent independent work skills and the ability to multi-task.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

Teaching and Program Activities:

Under supervision of the Education Staff the Summer Camp Assistant will:

  • Ensure that health, happiness and safety of the campers are top priorities at all times.
  • Assist with activities, games, arts and crafts, and songs.
  • Provide an understanding of marine topics.
  • Assist in the supervision of all campers.
  • Help with set up and breakdown of all activities.
  • Keep inventory of supplies up to date.
  • Be prepared to get wet and muddy in the field.
  • Clean and maintain grounds and facilities as needed.
  • Assist with administrative duties.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:

An undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited environmental education program, marine science program, or a related field. Experience in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is desirable. Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

Licensure/Certification:

CPR and First Aid certification preferred. A pre-requisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act.

Other:

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 children. This individual must also have sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility, on and off boats, assist children and to move educational equipment (lift at least 50 pounds). The individual must also be able to work in adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc.
This position is an unpaid internship and student is responsible for finding housing accommodations.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter describing your personal and academic goals for this internship
  • Resume
  • College/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • References (minimum of two)
  • MDC Internship Application – Download Application

All documents must be submitted to Michelle West, Education Coordinator at the Marine Discovery Center at michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org. Application closing date will be on March 31, 2018.

INTERNSHIP: Media

Department: Education
Start-End Date: End of May-Beginning of August
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (30-40 hours/week)
Closing Date: March 31, 2018

 GENERAL PURPOSE

To photograph and video the delivery of the Marine Science Summer Camp Programs to children ages 4-16. The Media Intern will utilize the classroom, kayaks, a boat and the outdoor environment to document a hands-on, feet-wet summer camp curriculum. The Media Intern must demonstrate the ability to interact professionally and exercise careful oversight of all campers, volunteers, parents, and to work with MDC staff, MDC Board and the general public. This position requires excellent independent work skills and the ability to multi-task.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

Under supervision of the Education Staff the Media Intern will:

  • Spend time in the classrooms and on field trips taking photos and videos
  • Design layout, edit photos, and create a camp slideshow

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:

Science, Education, Design, or Journalism majors with excellent writing and graphic design skills. Familiarity with informal science learning preferred.

Other:

Must have good editing skills and have a keen attention to detail. Must be able to work independently and complete tasks within deadlines. Applicants should be comfortable working with children.

The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and enjoyment of the outdoors. This individual must also have sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility and on and off boats. The individual must also be able to work in adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc. Student must provide own photography equipment.

This position is an unpaid internship and student is responsible for finding housing accommodations.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover letter describing your personal and academic goals for this internship
  2. Resume
  3. College/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  4. References (minimum of two)
  5. MDC Internship Application – Download Application

All documents must be submitted to Michelle West, Education Coordinator at the Marine Discovery Center at michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org. Application closing date will be on March 31, 2018.

INTERNSHIP: Assistant Aquarist/Educator

Department: Education
Start-End Date: End of May-Beginning of August
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (30-40 hours/week)
Closing Date: March 31, 2017

GENERAL PURPOSE

This position will assist in maintaining and enhancing all aquaria and exhibits. In addition, this position will assist in the delivery of marine science education programs in classroom and outdoor settings. The ability to multi-task is essential and excellent independent work skills are required. This 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.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

Assistant Aquarist duties include monitoring and maintaining all of the equipment that is associated with the live animal exhibits. This equipment includes pumps, filters and other equipment that is critical to animal health. Related maintenance includes cleaning filters and performing water changes. This position assists with caring for the fish and invertebrates living in the many exhibits. This includes feeding the animals and maintaining their habitat by cleaning it and keeping it as natural as possible.

Assistant 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 assistant educator will have a working knowledge of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem and the flora and fauna within. The assistant educator will teach in a variety of settings including outdoors on boats (pontoon and kayaks) and classrooms. The assistant educator will be responsible for leading Exhibit Tours & Live Feeding programs for the public 3-5 days a week.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:

An undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited marine science program or a related field. Experience in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is desirable. Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

Licensure/Certification:

CPR and First Aid certification preferred. A pre-requisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act.

Other:

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 children. This individual must also have sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility, on and off boats, assist children and to move educational equipment (lift at least 50 pounds). The individual must also be able to work in adverse conditions that include rain, heat, insects, etc. This position is an unpaid internship and student is responsible for finding housing accommodations.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter describing your personal and academic goals for this internship
  • Resume
  • College/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • References (minimum of two)
  • MDC Internship Application – Download Application

All documents must be submitted to Logan Rohrbach, Education Specialist and Aquarist at the Marine Discovery Center at logan@marinediscoverycenter.org. Application closing date will be on March 31, 2018.

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