2022 Seasonal Science Educator

Mount St. Helens Institute

About the organization

Our mission is to advance understanding and stewardship of the Earth through science, education, and exploration of volcanic landscapes.

Duties

The Mount St. Helens Institute Science Educator supports our science education and rental
programs including day and overnight programs for youth ages 6-18, their families and their teachers. The Science Educator will typically work with a small group (<5) of individuals under the direction of the Science Education Manager and with the support of the Science Education Coordinator. The Science Educator will lead hikes and learning activities primarily outdoors, host rental groups, and staff public events. Read about our education programs at https://www.mshinstitute.org/learn/. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programming may change depending on health guidance and community interest in programs. One to three positions will be available.

Qualifications

● Demonstrated 1+ year experience teaching and leading outdoor, science-based education
programs for youth, such as at a camp or education center;
● Knowledge of Leave No Trace practices and environmental awareness;
● Working knowledge of natural history;
● Demonstrate personal and professional commitment to equity, inclusion and cultural
competency;
● Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing and editing;
● Demonstrated computer competency;
● Enthusiasm for the mission of the Mount St. Helens Institute;
● Be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
● Be willing to be coached and open to feedback.
● First aid and CPR (or higher) certification or willingness to obtain;
● Have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record for the past three years;

Salary

$17/hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

TO APPLY
Please send the following items to [email protected] no later than February 13th, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Pacific Time:
● Email subject line: Seasonal Science Educator
● Cover Letter: titled with the following format “Last Name First Name Cover Letter”
● Resume: titled with the following format “Last Name First Name Resume”

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