Georgia Sea Turtle Center Education Husbandry AmeriCorps Member

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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Salary and Benefits: Living Allowance ($13,732 for the twelve months), island amenities, education award ($5,920) at completion of service term. Housing available and student loan deferment. Housing: On-site shared house with utilities will be available. $100 dollar ($50 refundable) deposit required upon arrival with $200 rent deducted from stipend automatically each month. Houses are air-conditioned and equipped with basic furniture, Wi-Fi, kitchen and bathroom supplies. You must provide your own linens, towels, & food. Not provided by employer but available: telephone, and cable. Temporary JI parking pass will be supplied. Please note, pets are not allowed in housing. *Travel and transportation costs will not be covered by GSTC *Essential functions need to be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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Duration of Program: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019 (1 position) The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC), opened on June 16, 2007, is a state-of-the-art facility focused on sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education. The GSTC is located on beautiful Jekyll Island, a barrier island along Georgia’s southeast coast. The GSTC includes an Interactive exhibit gallery, a viewing window into the veterinary care area, an elevated walkway though the rehabilitation pavilion and a gift shop. Visitors take a self-guided tour through the Center, which is enhanced by daily educational programs. We offer in-house and outreach programs to schools, tour groups and community organizations, and represent the GSTC at various environmental events. Position Description and Essential Functions: The GSTC Husbandry Education Member is a fully integrated cross departmental position within the husbandry department of the GSTC with a focus on interpretation of husbandry and veterinary care. Member responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Conduct and assist in developing educational programs from the hospital during patient treatments and procedures and assist with treatments and basic diagnostics as needed. • Conduct daily educational programs in hospital pavilion and exhibit gallery as necessary • Conduct and assist in developing husbandry education programs from the pavilion during ongoing daily husbandry tasks. Perform tank and filtration maintenance, diet preparation, feeding and behavioral observation as needed • Lead regular Behind the Scenes tours and Meet the Patients programs for public and school programs • Create and maintain patient slide show for treatment room window • Participate in center outreach and special events opportunities • Assist with education program guide volunteer training • Assist research department with animal husbandry tasks as necessary and permissible
General Requirements: • Positive attitude • A desire to learn • Excellent communication and writing skills • Strong public speaking skills • Basic computer skills • Well organized • Self-motivated and able to work independently or with a team • Flexible schedule Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: • 18+ yrs of age • 3rd year Undergraduate or beyond • U.S Citizen • Ability to obtain a U.S. driver’s license • High school diploma • Preferred (but not required): Bachelor’s Degree; experience in education and animal husbandry; professional knowledge or veterinary hospital experience Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation at . *No phone calls please
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Michelle Kaylor
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