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birch aquarium at scripps
At the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, we connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet. As the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, we share the spirit of curiosity that drives Scripps’ global research to understand our planet. We engage people in science and invite them to ask questions, explore, and observe to better understand how our world works - Earth, ocean, atmosphere, and life - and our unique role in our global ecosystem. We use science to guide conservation action to support a healthy thriving planet where we feel hope for the future and empowered to make positive change. We connect people with each other, with nature, with science, and with a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth.
All Birch Aquarium employees are expected to: Provide superior guest service when interacting with guests, by modeling best guest service practices, standards, and guidelines. Uphold the Aquarium’s Quality Standards by being Safe, Courteous, Engaging, and Inspiring. Provide interactions that connect guests of all ages to our planet, promote curiosity, and inspire stewardship. Have an interest and the ability to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Provide support of all kinds to Aquarium guests and employees. Have a positive attitude and the ability to be dependable, proactive, resourceful, and flexible.
Under general supervision of the Managers of Public Engagement and School Programs, the Museum Educator 1 (#100849 Instructor) will be responsible for the implementation and presentation of year-round science education programming. The incumbent will research and provide the highest-level of science content and accuracy for Education programs and activities appropriate for and in alignment with the Aquarium’s role as the public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego.
Program audiences include, but are not limited to: multi-generational groups, families, toddlers, adults, pre-K to 12 and college students, and teachers. Programming is held onsite at the Aquarium, at school sites, in the field, and in the community. Implement programs using appropriate materials, teaching strategies and standards-based curriculum. Assist in mentoring program volunteers.
Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18). Must meet CANRA compliance requirement per California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (“CANRA,” Penal Code sections 11164-11174.4). Completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) training will be required.
This is a 75% career appointment for one (1) year and may be extended based on the needs of the department.
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