Education Exhibit Coordinator

Organization: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Sarasota, FL, United States
Job or Internship: Job

This position is responsible for coordinating the activities, messaging and content of Mote exhibits. The exhibits this position is responsible for include: the Mote Mobile Exhibit, a mobile tank display with biofacts, interactives and a touch tank that travels to venues including, but not limited to: schools, fairs, festivals, private engagements and other public events; SeaTrek Exhibits, small travelling exhibits combining informative and intriguing displays on ocean themes with SeaTrek’s award-winning live interactive programming; and onsite exhibit content for temporary and permanent displays.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: development of new and updates to existing exhibit design, content, curriculum and resource development, training associated with exhibits, and the development, coordination and delivery of educational initiatives and programs. The Education Exhibit Coordinator will assist with setting schedules, logistic arrangements and creation of communications, promotions and graphics associated with exhibits. This position will work closely with other staff within the Education Department, as well as the Community Relations and Communications Division, Aquarium staff, volunteers, and Development Department. The Education Exhibit Coordinator will also be responsible for other duties in support of educational initiatives as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field. Graduate degree or master’s coursework preferred.

3 years experience in nonformal science education program development and delivery.

Exhibit development and design

Content writing and editing, including curriculum and lesson plans

Computer knowledge (Excel, Word, Access)

Experience demonstrating the ability to:

Manage staff, volunteers and interns.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Work occasional long hours at outdoor locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense sunlight and wet weather while responsible for students and/or teachers.

Carry/move heavy objects.

Florida driver’s license (or eligibility to obtain one upon arrival).

U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of aquarium life support systems and one year of aquatic animal husbandry experience

First aid, CPR, lifeguard certifications.

SCUBA (beginner level) certified (experience snorkeling/SCUBA with students)

Spanish language proficiency.

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Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume or CV, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm November 22, 2013 to Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.