Seasonal Interpreter-Alaska

Agency
Alaska SeaLife Center
Location
Seward, Alaska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$12.50-$13.50
Start Date
05/12/2018
Last Date to Apply
02/01/2018
Website
http://www.alaskasealife.org/employment_opportunities
Description
This position engages with guests on the exhibit floor, maintains the different stations around the center (e.g., touch tank, aviary, and activity desks), leads tours and encounter presentations, and is responsible for connecting visitors to the mission of the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC). Each day is some combination of the tasks above. Education/Training Requirements: No prior experience is required for this position. However, preference will be given to candidates who have a background in science communication and have a demonstrated ability to make public presentations and lead tours. Essential Duties: Enhances the visitor experience by providing information and “connection” to the ASLC’s exhibits. Supervises visitor use of the touch tank and open-air aviary. Delivers presentations that focus on the marine ecosystems of Alaska, including ASLC research topics and wildlife response efforts. Leads Behind-the-Scenes Tours and Encounter programs. Delivers on-site science education programs to the public and assists with other programs as needed. Provides outstanding customer service to guests, and may assist with welcoming tour groups or marketing tours and encounters to interested visitors. Helps maintain the physical appearance of exhibits and delivers announcements over the public address system. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to speak in public, excellent oral communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, ability to memorize basic scripts, ability to work with basic presentation technology – including Word and PowerPoint, enthusiasm, and a sincere interest in communicating about marine topics to guests of all ages. Training on the animals, exhibits, research, and programs specific to the ASLC will be provided. This is a seasonal, full-time or part-time position, ASLC offers a competitive wage (DOE). Apply by: February 1, 2018 Start Dates: May 12, 2018 End Date: September 4, 2018 Please upload your resume and include 3 professional references. EO/AA Employer
Qualifications
No prior experience is required for this position. However, preference will be given to candidates who have a background in science communication and have a demonstrated ability to make public presentations and lead tours.
Contact Person
Anna Pullins
Contact Phone
9073626327
Contact eMail
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