Education Specialist I (summer camp)

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Job Description
Description
The Education Specialist I will teach camp programs at Mote Marine Laboratory. The Education Specialist I will work closely with staff, volunteers, and interns throughout the Lab and Aquarium to ensure that the needs of the audiences are being met.   
 
General Duties
The Education Specialist I is specifically responsible for teaching Mote’s education programs as assigned.  Audiences may include school, family, Scout, community youth, camps, and educational travel groups (among others). They will prepare materials and classroom for programs, ensure the safety of all participants, interns, and volunteers during the programs, and supervise high school/college interns and adult volunteers (among other duties).
 
Working Hours (Full Time)
Normal hours are weekdays, Monday - Friday. This schedule is to be flexible to meet program needs and staff resources. Additional evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required.
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field or equivalent experience or currently enrollment
  • At least one year teaching experience in either a formal or informal education facility preferred
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to arrive at (off-site) locations at designated times
  • U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work
  • Certifications required: CPR/First Aid
  • Certifications preferred: Lifeguarding and SCUBA open water/beginner level
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Stamina for working occasional long hours at outdoor locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense sunlight, and wet weather while responsible for students and/or teachers
  • Not excessively prone to motion/sea sickness
  • Ability to carry/move heavy objects
 
Hiring Conditions
The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check. 

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm May 1, 2019 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category.
 
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