Science Educator: Alaska

Agency
Alaska Geographic
Location
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$17-$22 DOE
Start Date
04/27/2023
Last Date to Apply
03/31/2023
Website
https://www.akgeo.org/
Description
Science Educator Alaska Geographic at the Murie Science and Learning Center Denali National Park & Preserve Pay: $17- $22 per hour, DOE If you enjoy having the wilderness as your classroom and can create meaningful connections for visitors to Denali’s amazing ecosystems, Alaska Geographic is looking for you! Alaska Geographic partners with the National Park Service to offer education programs and visitor services through the Murie Science and Learning Center in Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali is a six-million-acre wilderness recognized primarily for its large mammals. Denali also hosts an incredible diversity of subarctic plants and migratory birds, as well as unique geologic formations, glacial features, and North America’s highest peak, Denali. The spectacular mountain scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities draw thousands of visitors each summer. The Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) provides a stimulating and nurturing environment that is dedicated to introducing visitors to Denali’s fascinating and unique ecosystems. Alaska Geographic is currently seeking experienced educators for a summer of learning, exploration, sharing and fun. The primary responsibility of instructional staff will be the delivery of informative and engaging science-based programs that will leave visitors with a lasting connection to Denali and an appreciation of scientific research in the wilderness. Primary Responsibilities: Create a connection to Denali through high quality talk, hikes, and tours for visitors, families, tour groups, and other organizations. Deliver high-quality educational programming to a wide range of ages and abilities of guests Programs Include: Interpretive talks and hikes (1-5 miles) for bus and train tour groups (all ages but catered to adults). Family time programs at the Murie Science and Learning Center (catered to all ages). Multi-Day field courses working with park experts to highlight research in Denali (catered to adults). Custom Multi-Day field courses for young adults Assist with food preparation, cleaning, equipment maintenance, facility projects, and program support/development as assigned. Provide quality customer service while staffing the MSLC exhibit area or another park visitor center. Typical shifts will be eight to twelve hours with overnights required for field camp programs. Benefits: Work with a dynamic team dedicated to science and education. An extensive training to deepen your knowledge of the Denali National Park Ecosystems, along with training on educational techniques, interpretation and inquiry investigations. Learn from and work with researchers in Denali. Live, work, learn, and play in a spectacular wilderness setting! Competitive pay including increases for experience and returning employees Pro Deals on outdoor brands, $150 towards uniform gear, and 15% discount on Ak Geo products. On-campus shared housing may be available. Details will be given in the interview. Our season is April 27th through mid September. We prefer staff that can commit to the entire season but will consider shorter durations. To learn more about our programs and operation, visit our websites at www.akgeo.org and www.nps.gov/rlc/murie/index.htm. To Apply Email a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 3 references to the Denali Education Director, Madeleine Morimoto, at mmorimoto@akgeo.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Initial interviews for qualified candidates will be offered on a rolling basis.
Qualifications
Qualifications: At least one year of experience as tour guide, naturalist, or environmental education experience with adults, families, and youth. Excellent public presentation skills. Ability to plan and coordinate course logistics including guest relations, food, and transportation. Proven group management skills and excellent risk management in an outdoor setting. Basic first aid and CPR are required. Ability to work well with a diverse schedule and a high degree of responsibility. Positive and upbeat attitude in a fast-paced work environment with a demanding schedule. In-depth knowledge of ecology and natural systems, ability to apply this knowledge to interpret the subarctic ecosystem. Experience with computers and common office software programs. Must have a valid driver’s license with 5 years driving experience and a clean driving record. Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. (we do not sponsor employment visas).
Contact Person
Madeleine Morimoto
Contact eMail
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