Marine Science Internships and Jobs
Dolphins Plus is hiring an "Education Associate" - Summer Paid Position in Key Largo - Applications Due April 1st
Dolphins Plus is now accepting applications for the position of " Education Associate". This 3-month, paid, seasonal position will run mid May 2016 - mid August 2016. Pay will be $1500/month (no benefits).
Dolphins Plus, located in Key Largo, is a pair of marine mammal zoological facilities committed to the conservation and protection of marine mammals worldwide through our active involvement in research, extensive education and outreach programs, involvement with and support of local marine mammal stranding organizations, and powerful, daily interactions with the general public. We are an active member of the research community through the submission of peer-reviewed publications, participation at national and international scientific conferences, and the support of undergraduate and graduate research projects and applied scientific training. Dolphins Plus also has an extensive education program designed to promote a greater understanding of marine science, marine mammal and ecosystem conservation, and environmental stewardship. These programs include a broad range of classes, including activities and lesson plans designed for children, continuing education programs for Florida teachers, career guidance workshops, and university level (undergraduate and graduate) coursework and instruction.
The primary responsibility of the Education Associate is to assist the Assistant Director and Director of Education with the education programs at Dolphins Plus, including but not limited to: curriculum/program development, all summer camp programs, and visiting school groups. The Education Associate should have a strong passion for education and working with children of all ages, as well as adults and teachers. The Education Associate should also have some experience with teaching, including practical training, excellent communication and time management skills, some familiarity with the Sunshine State Standards, a strong proficiency in the use of educational tools and software (e.g. PowerPoint and Microsoft Word), and a sense of creativity. Preference will be given to candidates who possess current first aid and CPR certifications.