Summer Interpreter Lead: Sitka Alaska

Sitka Sound Science Center
Sitka, Alaska
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
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The summer interpreters are the public face of the Science Center. The position requires daily interaction with diverse groups of tourists and visitors to Sitka, including leading tours through the aquarium and hatchery, greeting guests, selling admissions at the front desk, and answering a multitude of questions. Summer interpreters are often the only Science Center staff the guests will interact with, and it is critical that guests have a positive, fun experience. The Science Center emphasizes scientific preparation and interpretative training so that interpreters provide visitors with accurate and comprehensive information. Job Tasks: Duties vary from day to day based on visitor and program needs, and will include, but are not limited to: Leading aquarium and hatchery tours Answering visitor’s questions Managing the entrance desk Overseeing daily opening and closing procedures Being part of a leadership team, with the Aquarium Manager, to assist in planning and conducting training, developing and implementing new programs, helping grow existing programs, and tour shadowing. Assisting with facility maintenance (cleaning classrooms, restrooms, aquariums, etc.). Occasional duties such as feeding animals, summer camp assistance, and specific individual projects to be assigned based on individual scientific interest. Other duties as assigned.
An interest in and curiosity about new ideas in science education and research. Comfortable with public speaking and proficient in spoken and written communication. Ability to positively interact with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. HS diploma (or equivalent); college coursework or degree preferred. Teamwork qualities including flexibility, interpersonal skills, goal-oriented decision-making. Personal work ethic, including the highest standards of punctuality and attendance, and consistent enthusiasm. Please provide a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for 3 references to Sandy McClung, Aquarium Outreach Manager (
Contact Person
Sandy McClung
Contact Phone
(907)747-8878 ext. 16
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