Special Programs Coordinator and Educator

Location: Wellfleet, MA
Sanctuary: Wellfleet Bay

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is an 1100-acre coastal sanctuary on Cape Cod with extensive school, public and camp education programs. We are looking for a motivated and energetic person to coordinate adult, college and high school educational programs and the seasonal installation of natural history exhibits as well as delivering educational programs in formal and informal settings. While the majority of this position time will be indoors coordinating, we want this person to be able to conduct class and programs on a variety of topics. We are looking for someone to specifically work with   higher level students, i.e., college, university and high schools and possible adults.

This position is scheduled to work form January 02–June 15, 2019 (24 weeks)

Responsibilities

  • Develops, coordinates and delivers Cape Cod Field Schools
  • Coordinates, markets and delivers high school, university and college programs
  • Coordinates and schedules adult-focused non-public group programs
  • Coordinates and schedules adult group programs (i.e. fee-based, non-public programs) such as lectures/field programs for community and civic groups, businesses and organizations, etc.
  • Coordinates, schedules and delivers special programming at Community Events (i.e. OysterFest Lecture Series)
  • Coordinates with staff natural history exhibit installation
  • Teaches a variety of high school, public, and group programs as needed
  • Teaches in class programs for upper level, high school and college groups
  • Perform other position-related duties, as assigned 

Qualifications

  • BA or BS and strong natural history knowledge
  • Current CPR and 1st Aid certification (or the ability to acquire)
  • Be able to traverse sanctuary trails in a variety of conditions
  • Be skilled in verbal and written communication
  • Cheerful and flexible attitude in working with community groups, schools, and the public
  • Be able to work both cooperatively and independently
  • Commitment to fostering and celebrating diversity and a willingness to creatively accommodate intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Favorable completion of both the CORI and SORI
  • Be familiar with inquiry-based learning and have previous teaching experience (formal or informal)
  • Must have availability on some weekends plus some weekdays, on a flexible schedule that will be worked out weekly based on program needs and availability.

Compensation and Benefits

While the majority of this position time will be indoors coordinating, we want this person to be able to conduct class and programs on a variety of topics. We are looking for someone to specifically work with   higher level students, i.e., college, university and high schools and possible adults.

 

This is a part-time, temporary, 20 to 30 hours week position;

This position includes the potential for future growth.

Additional hours may be available year-round.

STARTING DATE:  January 2, 2019

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to:    

Robert Prescott, Sanctuary Director,
Job# 3058