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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Inc.

The Mariitme Aquairum inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education.

Part Time Science Educator

Position Description
   » Science Educators are the front-line teachers of education programs – targeting children and adults – run out of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.   The Aquarium’s education department develops and presents programming that increases knowledge of the biological world and facilitates the stewardship of natural environments, with a specific focus on Long Island Sound. 
Essential Functions
   » Assume function of lead educator in presenting classroom, exhibit gallery-located and field-located programs targeting children and adults representing a range of ages. Includes tasks related to:
   » Class preparation / set-up / take-down;
   » Teacher communication;
   » The presentation of prepared curricula utilizing a variety of educational aids (e.g. live animals, audio/visual equipment, artifacts, microscopes, dissecting kits);
   » The organization, inventorying and restocking of education materials and supplies.
   » Attends all required staff training and meetings.
   » Assumes administrative tasks related to time accounting and program evaluation / data collection.
Required Qualifications
   » Current college undergraduate student, college graduate or graduate student majoring in a natural science field (i.e. biology, life, physical, earth sciences) and/or an education field (e.g. general education, environmental education, museum education)
   » practice as a teacher, docent, performing artist or similar.
   » practice working with pre-kindergarten/kindergarten, elementary and/or middle school-aged children.
   » Strong written and verbal English expertise.
   » Strong time management, organizational and interpersonal expertise.
   » capability to lift 60 pounds and work in a variety of natural environments (e.g. forests, stream/river habitats and coastal habitats) in a range of weather conditions.
   » capability to work efficiently, independently and meet deadlines.
   » capability to effectively supervise young students in a variety of environments and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
   » Competency using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
   » Eligible to work in the United States.
Desired Qualifications
   » Knowledge of local marine flora fauna and/or flora.
   » Current driver’s license with a clean driving record.
   » capability to speak, write and comprehend Spanish.
   » practice working on boats and/or an capability and availability to conduct programs from boating platforms. Includes the assumption of tasks related to safety, maintenance, scientific sampling, and environmental data collection (e.g. line handling, hauling anchors, working with a variety of water, plankton, sediment, fish and other sampling gear).
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, tasks or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  tasks, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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$14.00 per hour

How to submit the application:

Please provide a Maritime Aquarium application ( and click on join our team), cover letter and resume to: rlombardi@maritimeaquarium.orgEOE
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Inc.
10 North Water Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: 203-852-0700

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Post Date: 06/14/2018 / Viewed 4 times
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Company: South Norwalk , CT
Contact Email: rlombardi@maritimeaquarium.orgEOE

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