Job Posting: Research Associate, Maine

The Marine Education and Outreach Program, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine Darling Marine Center announces an opening for a full-time research associate.  The purpose of the position is to provide professional support to a marine education and outreach program with particular focus on social networking audiences.  The position will apply online collaboration methodology to improve the regional and national programs of the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE).  Initial appointment is for one year, with annual reappointment dependent upon external grant funding and performance. The primary location of the position is at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine.  Required Knowledge / Skills: M.S. in Marine Biology, Oceanography, or related fields; Experience working with science researchers, teachers, and general public in web-based education environments; Skill in writing grant proposals; Ability to work in a Mac computing environment to create and maintain project databases, reports, and web pages; Willingness to travel extensively.

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Job Posting: Marine Education Associate, Maine

The Marine Education and Outreach Program,  School of Marine Sciences, Darling Marine Center (Walpole, ME) announces an opening for a Full-Time Marine Education Associate.  The purpose of the position is to provide professional support to a marine education and outreach program. The position will apply educational research and nationally recognized standards to develop curriculum and pedagogical strategies to deliver marine science content to K-12, college-level, and public audiences.  Initial appointment is for one year, with annual reappointment dependent upon external grant funding and performance. The primary location of the position is at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine.

Required Knowledge / Skills: M. Ed. or B. Sc. in Science Education with background in Marine Science, Earth Science, or Physical sciences; Experience working with science researchers, teachers, and general public; Skill in writing grant proposals; Ability to work in a Mac computing environment to create and maintain project databases, reports, and web content; Willingness to travel extensively.

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Education AmeriCorps Positions – Alaska

The Alaska  SeaLife Center is currently recruiting for two AmeriCorps members within the  Education Department.  These two positions will work with the Alaska SeaLife  Center full time for six months, starting January 25, 2010 and ending July 24, 2010.  AmeriCorps provides a living stipend and an education award upon completion of the program.  Travel to and from Seward and housing are the responsibility of the members.  To apply, follow the link on the volunteer page of the website to the AmeriCorps website and click on the “Apply Now” button.  Contact Jenelle_Gilding@alaskasealife.org if you have any questions about these positions.

Teacher Survey from Smithsonian Ocean Portal

The Smithsonian Museum of National History’s Sant Ocean Hall has been working on the development of The Ocean Portal, an online  resource dedicated to scientific information about the ocean. A portion of The Ocean Portal site will serve as a resource where K-12 educators can visit for assistance in developing curricula about ocean related topics.  To ensure the development of a useful tool,  educators who teach life and earth sciences are being recruited to take an online survey on how they use teachers’ resources on the Internet.  The survey should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete and is available now through September 4th. Take the survey

Help develop this important tool!