Curriculum and Instruction Manager

Organization: Texas State Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Job or Internship: Job


• Manage ocean-related STEM program and curriculum development and evaluation, especially onsite school programs; homeschool, camp-in, Sea Camps, and/or Sensational Seafood offerings; coordinate these activities with the Distance Learning and Outreach Manager and / or other departments involved in STEM Education such as: volunteers, programs, animal husbandry, membership, etc.

• Monitor all programs for alignment with relevant national, state, and local standards for use of best and “next” practices in STEM education.

• Coordinate with departmental director and Distance Learning and Outreach Manager to monitor for excellence in STEM education in all TSA programs.

• Plan and/or guide staff training in STEM education practices (monthly seminars and other programs TBD)

• Oversee STEM education program evaluation and research.

• Write and submit STEM education grant proposals specifically related to management areas; manage awarded grants.

• Co-manage professional development programs with Distance Learning and Outreach Manager.

• Partner with the Sales department to promote revenue generating programs to meet revenue goals; identify new markets and opportunities for education programs.

• Partner with other departments to develop and implement programs.

• Oversee and conduct regular performance appraisals of coordinators and instructional staff.

• Assess and ensure adequate staffing levels based on scheduled programming and attendance.

• Oversee accrediting and / or licensing as required in coordination with the Human Resources Director.

• Development and management of program budgets.

• Conduct programs as needed.

• Monitor and evaluate programs for quality.

• Supervise/manage/direct the selection, training, development, appraisal and work assignments of assigned personnel.

• Hire, train, mentor, and motivate staff.

• Represent the Aquarium in related professional associations and events.

• Comply with a safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and / or Human Resources.

• Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.

• Provide exceptional guest service.

• Abide by and enforce all policies and procedures outlined in the Animal Husbandry Standard Operating Procedures.

• Abide by and enforce all policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook.


• Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents, ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

• Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.

• Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics on top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

• Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

• Ability to define problems collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

• Demonstrated use of Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.

• Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate assignments and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.


Master’s degree or equivalent; or four to ten years of related experience and / or training’ or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Valid Texas Drivers License and Insurable Driving Record

Valid Texas Teaching Certificate


Personal computer

Cyber Train

EWS Timekeeping

Measuring Tools

Microsoft Office

Cyber Recruiter



STEM applications for Mobile Devices


• Well lighted, heated and or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation

• Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature.

• Manual dexterity sufficient to reach / handle items, works with fingers.

• Work Schedule – regular / normal work hours and days assigned.

• No special vision requirements.

• Minimal travel generally within a 30 mile radius.

• Minimal overnight travel by land or air – up to 10%

• Job is usually performed in a quiet office environment.