Outreach Education AmeriCorps Member-Georgia

Agency
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Location
Jekyll Island, GA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Living Allowance, island amenities, education award at completion of service term. Housing available and student loan deferment.
Start Date
09/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
06/26/2018
Website
https://www.jekyllisland.com/jekyll-island-authority/employment/
Description
Duration of Program: September 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019 Interpretive/Educational Tours and Guest Experience - Actively engage visitors through animal artifacts, exhibit interpretation, and patient care in the learning center and rehabilitation pavilion providing supplemental information on the life history, medical treatments, and behaviors of sea turtles - Encourage students of all ages to respect and preserve their natural environment and community while leading classroom presentations - Conduct interpretive presentations for large and small groups using a microphone/PA system - Design and deliver STEAM based activities for in-center Science Saturdays Outreach - Assist in the planning and implementation of educational activities/programs and exhibit tabling with community partners on and off island (i.e. CoastFest, Skidaway Marine Science Day, Georgia History Day, etc.) - Implement local K-12 outreach opportunities that promote research/field-based education - Strengthen existing relationships with community partners by representing the GSTC at and assisting with community events that are not standard education opportunities (i.e. Rotary meetings, Chamber of Commerce meetings, Business Appreciation Day, College job fairs, etc.) Animal Care - Provide daily cleaning, care, handling, and feeding for a variety of aquatic and terrestrial reptiles used as educational ambassadors General - Share a passion for coastal education, research, and wildlife rehabilitation with people of all ages and from all backgrounds - Inspire visitors and program participants to become active stewards of our natural resources - Assist in coordination and support of volunteer docents and program guides as appropriate - Assist veterinary and research staff as needed and permissible by Education Staff
Qualifications
*Resume, Cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendations MUST be submitted with application, applications received without supporting documents will NOT be considered. Letters of recommendation may be uploaded in "Other" or can be submitted as one package with Cover Letter. General Requirements: - Excellent communication and writing skills - Strong public speaking skills - Education or experience in environmental science or marine biology - Well-organized - Self-motivated; able to work independently and with a team - Basic computer skills - A desire to learn - Flexible daily schedule Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: - 18+ yrs of age - 3rd year Undergraduate or beyond - 1yr working in an educational setting - U.S. Citizen - Ability to obtain US. Driver’s license - Preferred (but not required): B.S. in Education, Environmental or Marine Science (experience may supplement for degree)
Contact Person
Nicole Thomas
Contact eMail
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