Job Opportunity: Teachers Needed to Pilot NOAA Lessons — High Schools

NOS Education and NSTA are working on a new resources for educators – a module (aka SciGuide) focused on tides and currents – and we need your help! We are seeking formal classroom educators to pilot and provide feedback on nine lessons being developed at the 9-12 classroom level.  We will need one teacher “piloter” per lesson (a teacher can pilot more than one lesson).  The teacher needs to pilot the lesson in his/her classroom.  The students must be in grades 9-12.  The teacher will be required to provide feedback about the lesson via a feedback form. The teacher will be required to provide a two to three paragraph description of how s/he used the lesson in their classroom. This summary will be included in the SciGuide and be read by other teachers using the lesson.This will be described in more detail in the feedback form. We will need a piece of completed student work. More information about this will be included in the feedback form. We will need at least one photograph of the activity. This photograph can be of the students participating in the activity or it can be a photograph of the set up of the activity. It cannot show the faces of the students, i.e. the students cannot be identifiable. The teacher must be able to pilot the lesson and provide all feedback by January 31, 2011. Teachers will be paid $200/lesson!

If you are interested in piloting one or more lessons, email Leisa Clark at: no later than November 12, 2010 and cc Bruce Moravchik at Teachers will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

Job Oppening: Program Specialist, National Geographic Society

Work as an integral member of the Education Programs team, assisting in the development and management of instructional programs for students, teachers and informal educators. This position will aid in the creation of new marine science curriculum for classroom teachers and informal educators, handle logistics for our multi-day Teacher Academy each summer, assist in the organization and access to ocean education materials on education department website, and potentially conduct outreach to educators on NGEP education programs at conferences. Ocean education materials produced in NGEP will range from complete curricula, to collections of lesson plans, activities, teaching posters, family guides, videos, toolkits, and other resources.

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Job Opportunity – Volunteer Coordinator, California

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, University of California Santa Cruz is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator.  this 45% position involves coordinating the work of about 200 volunteers in visitor hall programs, school/youth programs, aquarium, admissions, Ocean Discovery Shop, administrative support, events, garden, community outreach, special projects, and volunteer council.  A full job description and application are available online.

Job Opportunity – Marine Education Program Director, Texas

The Marine Science Institute at the University of Texas is seeking a primary administrator for their Marine Education Services Program.  Duties include personnel and programmatic administration, securing grant funding, formal and informal education, publicity, and other forms of public outreach, as well as oversight of the Visitor Center including gift shop, aquaria, exhibits, and displays. To apply, go to Posting Number 09-12-03-01-0381

Job Opportunity – Visitor Programs Manager, California

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, UC Santa Cruz is seeking a Visitor Programs Manager, responsible for education in the exhibit hall/aquarium, including training and evaluating docents, planning and implementing special education events andoccasional enrichment programs such as lectures, outings, and Elderhostels.  A key element is developing increased information exchange between marine science researchers and the public.  A full job description and on-line application are available online.

Job Opportunity – Education Assistant, Rhode Island

The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve is seeking applicants for a 6-month, part-time education position beginning Spring 2010 with a possible 6-month extension contingent on funding.  Responsibilities will include 1) assisting with the logistics, development and implementation of a professional development workshop for educators, and 2) assisting with the development and implementation of education/outreach programs for audiences of all ages both indoors and out.  A full job description is online; applications received by January 25 2010 will be given preferential review.

Education Director, Washington State

Salish Sea Expeditions, based on Puget Sound, seeks an Education Director to provide vision, planning and oversight to current programs. The position is funded in part through a grant from NOAA’s B-WET program. Salish Sea Expeditions was founded to inspire a passion for exploring, understanding and respecting the marine environment through hands-on scientific inquiry on Puget Sound. Find out more online.