Job Opportunity: House Leader, Massachusetts

Sea Education Association (www.sea.edu) is providing summer academic programs for high school students where students live on SEA’s Woods Hole campus, study oceanography, nautical science and maritime studies, and then sail and do oceanographic research.  Students experience a rigorous schedule of lecture, labs and field activities like piloting and a trip to the salt marsh while on shore.  House Leader positions are open for the onshore Science at Sea course with preference to those who commit to participate in both SAS I (July 20-Aug 4) and SAS II (Aug 2-14) programs.  Duties include resident assistant type roles like facilitating wake-ups, cooking, student support and inspiration as well as teaching assistant responsibilities like attending lecture, co-leading labs, classroom preparation and student homework support.  Experience and/or interest working as a team and building a supportive community is important.

Submit a resume and cover letter by June 4, 2010 to Brenda Cetrulo, Science at Sea Program Director at brendacetrulo@gmail.com. For more information, see http://www.sea.edu/aboutsea/employment.aspx or contact Brenda Cetrulo at brendacetrulo@gmail.com.  You must be 21 years of age at time of the course to apply.

Job Opportunity, Onboard Educator, Long Island Sound

Schooner Inc, located in New Haven CT, is looking for individuals interested in a live-aboard, educator position on the Schooner Quinnipiack.  Schooner Inc is a non-profit in our 35th year of Environmental Education on Long Island Sound.  Interested applicants should have experience in teaching and/or Marine Sciences.  Sailing experience is preferred, but not required.  Positions are available immediately.  If interested, contact Captain Tommy Seda at captain@schoonerinc.org.

Job Opportunity: Seasonal Educator, Connecticut

Connecticut Audubon Society is seeking a Seasonal Educator. Bachelor’s Degree in EE, biology or related field; knowledge of marine biology, coastal ecology and/or ornithology preferred.

Job Oportunity: Human Resources, Alaska

The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non profit organization in Seward, Alaska is currently seeking applications for a Human Resource Specialist III.  This position is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the intern and volunteer programs for the Alaska SeaLife Center as well as the executive level administrative duties (i.e. recruitment program) within the Human Resource Department.  A Bachelor’s degree with four years HR and/or volunteer/intern coordination experience or the equivalent is required.  Experience working with programs such as AmeriCorps is preferred.  Experience giving public presentations and/or working with various age groups in an educational setting required.  This is a regular, full-time position starting as soon as possible and will be open until filled.  For more information or to apply please visit the Alaska SeaLife Center’s website at www.alaskasealife.org or contact HR@alaskasealife.org.  I have also attached the full job description to this email for anyone who is interested!

Job Opportunity: Education Coordinator, North Carolina

The North Carolina Research Reserve in Beaufort, NC has an opening for an Education Coordinator, closing May 28. For details visit http://osp.its.state.nc.us/positiondetail.asp?vacancykey=4303-60031593&printit=no

Job Opportunity: Director of Education and Exhibits, Florida

The Florida Oceanographic Society has an opening for Director of Education and Exhibits. For details visit:
http://fos-cc.org/documents/DirectorofEducationandExhibits.pdf

Whale Camp and Authors & Artists of the Sea – Maine

In partnership with Immaculata University in Pennsylvania, the Whale Camp, on Grand Manan Island off the coast of Northern Maine, offers summer programs for students and teachers to observe and study whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and puffins in their natural habitats through direct observation, data collection, and hands-on experience with marine science equipment.  A second course, Authors & Artists of the Sea, is for students who enjoy expressing themselves in through art and/or creative writing.  It includes many of the elements of the Intro to Ecology course but focuses on students demonstrating their learning and experiences through their art and writing.  Students will collaborate in the production of a full-color hardbound book.  Both programs focus on the ecology of the Bay of Fundy and how the highest tides in the world produce huge quantities of plankton to establish a diverse food web.

http://www.whalecamp.com/

Tool Factory Podcasting Grant

The Tool Factory Podcasting Grant offers digital media accessories needed to start a school podcasting program.  Applicants develop and submit a lesson plan incorporating student involvement and creativity.  The next deadline for submission is May 15, 2010.

http://www.toolfactory.com/olympus_contest/olympus_podcasting.htm

Free Student Memberships to Marine Technology Society

Teledyne RD Instruments has agreed to sponsor a limited number of complimentary one-year student memberships to the Marine Technology Society.  The free memberships are open to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a marine science or a technology program.

Contact Michael Hall at michael.hall@mtsociety.org

Field-Based Research Program for High School Students

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is now accepting applications for TIDAL Quest (PDF, 82 KB), a week-long, field-based research program for high school students to be held July 19-23. Applications will be accepted until the program is full.