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Aquarium of Niagara

Curator of Education

listing title: Curator of Education  
Status: Full-Time Salaried
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Posting Deadline: July 6, 2018
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The Curator of Education determines the institution’s educational strategies and works with collection managers and staff in education, design, guest services, communications, membership and development to develop curricula and educational materials; and provide a significant educational practice to visitors.  The Curator of Education supervises the delivery of educational programming, including classroom instruction, tours, signage, printed materials, and community outreach programs.
Essential Responsibilities
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Provides direction in the identification of subjects to be covered and the development of curriculum outlines and materials to be shared with visitors.
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Develops group and individual tours of the institution, and leads discussions regarding animal background, care and activities, environmental issues, and other topics of interest to the guests.
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Provides supervision to volunteers, docents, and paid staff in the education department.
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Plans, develops and implements educational programs, classes and activities for the general public.
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Performs a variety of general administrative tasks related to planning, developing, managing, implementing and evaluating educational programs and activities.
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Evaluates effectiveness of educational programs and activities and maintains appropriate records and files.
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Assists in recruiting and training volunteers and docents to conduct tours and lectures as appropriate for the general public, schools and other groups.
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Plans, coordinates and participates in, as appropriate, employee training programs, in-services seminars and workshops for other members of the institutions staff.
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Prepares and submits educational department budget.
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Provides oversight to educational labeling, signage and other interpretive displays.
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Develops and evaluates interactive displays.
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Assists marketing/development personnel with the promotion of educational programing, including revenue producing programs and activities.
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supervises the care, management, and training of the educational animal collection, which includes providing training to education staff in the care and handling of all education animals.
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Submits articles for publication to in-house and professional publications.
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Plans, develops, evaluates and promotes a comprehensive education program for the Aquarium of Niagara that is consistent with Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) standards and requirements.
Requested Requirements
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Advanced degree in biology, or a related field in life sciences or appropriate education area.
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Minimum 5 years’ practice as an informal science/environmental educator.
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Working knowledge of education programs including volunteer and intern development, coordination of future programs/exhibits.
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knowledge of appropriate teaching methods, testing and evaluation of programs.
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capability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing to staff, volunteers and the general public.
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capability to effectively teach a variety of subjects related to biology, zoology and other earth sciences.
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Proficient use in Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Word and Excel
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Must be a strategic and conceptual thinker
The Aquarium of Niagara is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

How to submit the application:

Provide resume and cover letter to: employment@aquariumofniagara.org. Please include ?Curator of Education? in the subject of any correspondence.
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls, NY
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