JOBS: Burien’s Environmental Science Center looking to hire ‘Beach Naturalists’


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Burien’s Environmental Science Center is looking to hire Beach Naturalists for the 2012 Spring Beach season.

The gig pays $17-$18 per hour (DOE), and includes a one-hour training to help acquaint new hires with the marine organisms found.

The deadline to apply is March 25th. To apply, email a cover letter and resume highlighting your knowledge of Puget Sound Marine Life as well as any teaching experience to kdtjf-2909129455@job.craigslist.org.

Here’s the full Ad as posted on Cragistlist Sunday afternoon (March 18):

The Environmental Science Center works with a diverse population of youth in the highline, tukwila, and renton school districts. We are currently seeking Beach Naturalists for our “Exploring Intertidal Puget Sound” Spring Programs (see more information on this program below). The pay rate is $17-$18 (DOE) an hour and includes a one hour training to help you acquaint with the marine organisms found. For more information about our center and the programs we offer, please see our website: http://envsciencecenter.org/

Please reply to this posting with a cover letter and resume highlighting your knowledge of Puget Sound Marine Life as well as any teaching experience.

Thank you for your interested in our program, please let me know if you have any questions,

Joanna
Education Coordinator
Environmental Science Center

Exploring Intertidal Puget Sound is a unique opportunity to introduce students to the local Puget Sound beach habitat and the organisms that live there. This program includes a one hour classroom presentation featuring a PowerPoint presentation and a field guide creation activity for the students. Following your classroom presentation (on a different date), we will bring the students to Seahurst Beach during low tide for an exciting 1.5 hour field study (usually two field studies per day). There are also opportunities to teach the classroom presentation of this program.

During their field study students will experience low student to naturalist ratios (two naturalists per class of 26) as they discover purple sea stars, burrowing sea cucumbers, Dungeness crabs,aggregating anemones, and moon snails amongst an abundance of eel grass,rockweed, and bull kelp. Teachers have four focus areas for you to choose from based on the age of their students and the science themes in their particular classroom. We will be joined by WELLS high school students again this year who will also be helping out and potentially leading groups on field trips with larger groups.

For more information about our center and the programs we offer, please see our website: http://envsciencecenter.org/

  • Location: Seahurst Park Burien, WA
  • Compensation: $17-18/hr DOE
  • This is a part-time job.
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