New England Aquarium
  • Visitor Education
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Part Time Regular

Visitor Education (VE) is a dynamic team of people from various backgrounds who work together to combine entertainment, education, and collective action to address the most challenging problems facing the ocean today. We work to increase visitor satisfaction through personal and positive engagement as well as increase awareness of Aquarium's mission to protect the blue planet. Our mission-based interpretation focuses on ocean issues such as climate change, overfishing, habitat loss, and ocean health, with the goal of inspiring, informing, and empowering visitors to make changes that support stewardship of the world of water.

The Visitor Educator works with the Visitor Education team to deliver engaging, interactive public programs. S/He provides supervision and mentoring for a diverse set of volunteers, interns and work-study students to implement programs that add educational value and personalized interpretation for New England Aquarium visitors.

SCHEDULE:
There are two schedules available:

  • Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
  • Sunday, Monday, Thursday.
  • Each position is approximately 21 hours weekly. These are permanent positions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide high-quality, mission-based interpretation to daily visitors.
  • Help to develop consistent, high-quality interpretation and presentations that meet the educational goals of the New England Aquarium.
  • Primary responsibilities include giving formal (on microphone) and informal presentations on various conservation topics and exhibits to groups ranging in size.
  • Provide mentoring for a volunteers, interns, and staff.
  • Performs other position related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Training and Experience:

  • HS Diploma Required; Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred
  • 1-2 years professional work experience within marine science, education, environmental science field(s) required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent presentation skills for public audiences, both in one-on-one and group formats.
  • Knowledge of exhibit interpretation and/or educational theory and/or human development and/or marine biology or ecology desired
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences about topics related to aquarium exhibits, research, and conservation;
  • Interest in learning about all facets of marine life
  • Strong collaborator, willing to work with a team, able to adapt quickly to changing situations.
  • Upbeat personality.

For more information and to apply online please visit: http://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/

New England Aquarium is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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