New England Aquarium
  • Conservation Learning
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time Temporary/Seasonal

ConSTEM, short for 'Conservation STEM,' emphasizes the intersection of civic engagement and conservation behavior through the development of critical and systems thinking skills. Outputs of the ConSTEM project will include interactive hybrid resources and professional development opportunities focused on ocean conservation, science practices, and science learning. Content will focus on using North Atlantic right whales (NARW) to teach youth about human and ocean interactions, and how their actions can positively impact marine species while also building problem-solving skills and a systems-thinking perspective. The online resources will offer learning assets that allow teachers to select and develop the storyline they want their students to follow, with opportunities for additional teacher support. All content will meet the Massachusetts Revised Science, Technology, and Engineering Standards (MA-STE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The Coordinator will be responsible for creating a hybrid curriculum that uses authentic data sets to build a foundational understanding of cause and effect, as well as the need for a balanced use of the ocean. The contractor will develop/ identify/ test activities, materials, content of classroom visits, and videos and will adjust based on these results. The contractor will also coordinate with Knology, the project's evaluator, and LabXchange, responsible for hosting curriculum resources on their online platform.


This is a full-time, hybrid, temporary role expected to extend into Fall 2023. The general schedule will be Monday-Friday from 9:00 am -4:30 pm, with the option for a hybrid schedule, working some days on-site and some days remotely. Remote days are only available for residents of MA, RI, NH, ME, NY, and VT.


  1. In consultation with AVP and ACCOL right whale scientists, identify and refine appropriate content.
  2. Develop plan for a hybrid curriculum, including activities, teaching materials, content for classroom visit and supplemental videos.
  3. Ensure all content meets Massachusetts Revised Science, Technology, and Engineering Standards (MA-STE) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  4. Coordinate with Knology to develop an evaluation plan for ConSTEM.
  5. Coordinate with LabXchange to prepare materials for online engagement via their web platform.


Minimum Training and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience in education and curriculum development, preferably in science education
  • Experience with formal education including standards alignment including familiarity with NGSS
  • Experience with hybrid curriculum
  • Understanding of MA state curriculum standards for K-12
  • Preferred: Experience with informal education (e.g. zoos, museums, aquariums, science centers)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills, including attention to detail, organization and ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multiple project partners

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New England Aquarium is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC. Here we foster a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to engage and inspire a broad audience with our efforts to protect the blue planet, and we believe a diverse workforce provides experiences, skills, and perspectives that enrich our programs, strengthen problem-solving, add creativity, and enhance our work environment.

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