Position Title: Seasonal Educator # of Positions: 1
Salary: $300 - $320 per week (depends on exp.) + housing
Location: Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center, Milford, CT
Temporary, Full-time 40 hours per week
Start and End Dates: August 1, 2010 (negotiable) to June 15, 2011 with possible summer employment.
§ Bachelor’s Degree in EE, biology, or related field; knowledge of marine biology, coastal ecology, and/or ornithology preferred.
§ Must be at least 21 years old with current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer; lifeguard with waterfront module and canoeing certifications preferred, or willingness to acquire.
§ Minimum of 1 year’s experience teaching children; sound teaching ability, enthusiasm, and ability to work with children both outdoors and in a classroom setting a must!
§ Some experience with program scheduling and volunteer coordination preferred.
§ Knowledge of the care of reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates preferred.
§ Experience teaching mixed-aged general public/family programs preferred.
§ Must be able to work independently.
The focus of this varied position is on teaching, animal care, and program promotion.
§ Teach, assist, and develop education programs predominantly on freshwater, coastal, and terrestrial ecology, marine biology, and birds to school and summer camp classes for grades Pre-K to 8.
§ Teach and assist with various youth and family education programs, including scouts, after school, summer and EE birthday party programs.
§ Assist with various aspects of educational mission and daily operation of nature center, including some program scheduling and publicity.
§ Maintain collection of animals used in programs. Supervise animal care volunteers.
§ Complete individual project to benefit Coastal Center’s programs or exhibit room.
§ Live on site. Some assistance with upkeep of building and grounds as needed.
§ Work 40 hour week, (Tuesday - Saturday with occasional Sundays and evenings.)
Apply: E-mail cover letter, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: July 19, 2010 or when filled
Contact: Frank Gallo, Director
Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford, CT 06460
Phone: 860-878-7440 x 501; E-Mail: email@example.com; Web: www.ctaudubon.org