- Visitor Experience
- MA, USA
- Part Time Temporary/Seasonal
TITLE: Visitor Educator
DEPT: Visitor Experience
REPORTS TO: Senior Educator
START DATE: Mid- May
HOURS: Approximately 20 hours per week, including at least one weekend day; Hours will be either 9:00am-5:00pm, 10:00am-6:00pm, or 11:00am-7:00pm including lunch for 3 days per week. This position lasts through September 2nd, 2013.
Join the New England Aquarium's Visitor Education team during the exciting re-opening of the Giant Ocean Tank! The Visitor Educator works with the Visitor Education team to deliver engaging, interactive public programs. 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 Aquarium visitors. Helps keep our visitors engaged during construction by getting them excited about current exhibits and talking to them about the incredible future of NEAq.
1. Provide high-quality, mission-based interpretation to daily visitors.
2. Help to develop consistent, high-quality interpretation and presentations that meet the educational goals of the New England Aquarium.
3. Primary responsibilities include giving formal (on microphone) and informal presentations on various conservation topics and exhibits to groups ranging in size. Exhibits may include: Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, Edge of the Sea touch tank, Blue Planet Action Center, etc.
4. Provide mentoring for a volunteers, interns, and staff.
5. Performs other position – related duties as assigned.
Minimum Training and Experience
Must possess or be working towards a Bachelor's degree, 1-2 years experience preferred.
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, energetic personality.
New England Aquarium is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity in the workplace.