The Conservation Learning (CL) team is made up of a dynamic group of people from various backgrounds who work together to inspire audiences to use conservation 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 Conservation Learning Team to deliver engaging, interactive, mission-based experiences.
- They provide support to a diverse set of volunteers, interns, and peers, to deliver interpretation that adds educational value for New England Aquarium visitors, and empowers them to take action.
- This is a part-time regular position with a 21 hour/week schedule.
- Applicants should have flexibility to accommodate a varying schedule.
- Work on one weekend day per week is required.
- Provide high-quality, mission-based experiences to daily visitors.
- Help to develop consistent, informative interpretation and presentations that meet the educational goals of the Conservation Learning Group and the New England Aquarium.
- Deliver formal (on microphone) and informal presentations on various conservation topics and exhibits to both small groups and larger audiences.
- Facilitate visitor experience at our touch tanks exhibits, particularly our Shark and Ray Touch Tank.
- Potential to provide mentoring for volunteers, interns, and staff.
- Perform other relevant duties as needed.
- 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.
- An engaging approach to visitor interactions.
- Ability to work most of the day on your feet while in the public space.
- For more information and to apply online please visit: http://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/
- 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.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
- 1-2 Years Experience
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