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Marine Science Educator

Summary: The Marine Science Educator is directly responsible for the daily coordination of program facilitation and acts as primary trainer for education program docents at Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC). The Marine Science Educator designs, develops and implements training sessions for all docent- led education programming as part of the Docent Development program and monitors accuracy, enthusiasm and overall quality of daily campus programs.

Qualifications: Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. Must have the ability to lead environmental education programs for different age levels, as well as have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and be well-organized. Experience with program facilitation in addition to enthusiasm and knowledge of Florida’s coastal ecosystems is essential.

Reports to: Programs Coordinator & Assistant Education Manager

Job Responsibilities: Includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate daily program schedule with education docents in support of Programs Coordinator
  • Serve as primary contact for daily education program phone inquiries and emails
  • Develop and schedule Docent Development training sessions for public programs
  • Training volunteers to independently run educational programs
  • Updates and enhancements to program Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed
  • Work with the volunteer coordinator to train and track program volunteers
  • Enhance Docent development program to offer increased opportunities for volunteers to become trained in program facilitation
  • Serve as primary program trainer for seasonal Education Interns in spring, summer and fall semesters
  • Provide support to Programs Coordinator to track inventories, purchases and expense needs for department budget line items
  • Ordering supplies for all public programming
  • Coordinating program expenses/budget with Programs Coordinator
  • Track program success and attendance, utilizing high months of attendance as scheduling opportunities
  • Facilitate after-hours and overnight programming including Sea Turtle Sleepovers, lock-in programs and private evening birthday parties
  • Coordinate daily education intern activities including event and program preparations and campus program set-up
  • Work with Education team to successfully facilitate campus events
  • Primary staff facilitator for educational programs both on and off LMC campus in addition or in the absence of education docents
  • Assist education team with program tasks as needed
  • Create new and mission-centric recurring programs that cater to all ages
  • Facilitate education programs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required: Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team. Enjoy working with the general public. Proficiency in Microsoft programs, such as Publisher, EXCEL, and Word.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. Successful applicant must be comfortable in a highly-dynamic environment in an active and busy office or outdoor setting. Must be willing and able to travel for offsite programming in LMC campus vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.

Introductory Period: It is the policy of LMC that all team members, including newly hired, transferred and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory period on the job. After satisfactory completion of the introductory evaluation, such team members will be evaluated on an annual basis.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter and three references to education@marinelife.org