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Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the non-profit public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth, and ocean science and features five-dozen interactive elements. Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 460,000. The aquarium is the largest K-12 ocean science education provider in San Diego County, reaching more than 55,000 school children each year through its on-site and off-site programs.
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 nature, with science, and with a shared sense of purpose to care for our amazing one-and-only planet Earth.
Job Location: Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Under general supervision of the Education Program Coordinator and work direction of Program Leads, the position is responsible for assisting in implementing and presenting year-round science education programming. Research and provide the highest level of science content and accuracy for Education programs, interpretation, 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, infants and toddlers, adults, pre-K to 12 and college students, and teachers. Programming includes but is not limited to in-person and virtual, onsite public engagement, school group programs, youth programs such as camps and after-school programs, public programs including special events, outdoor programming, and outreach. Instructional responsibilities include having a broad based knowledge of marine science content; using appropriate materials, teaching strategies, and curriculum to implement programs, including recommending revisions as needed; adhering to aquarium and university policies and procedures, and providing high-quality guest service. Assist in mentoring program volunteers and student employees.
Schedule is Sunday through Thursday, with a potential shift to Monday through Friday for Summer Camp programming, and may require schedule flexibility to accommodate morning and/or evening programs, holidays, and/or special events.
BA or BS in marine science, environmental science, or related natural sciences or in education with science specialization, or combination of related educational background and teaching in the subject matter, or equivalent experience
Knowledge of educational program content and objectives in appropriate subject area. Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach and/or interpret basic marine, Earth and atmospheric science concepts, including the nature and practices of science. Knowledge and familiarity with best practices in teaching inquiry-based science.
Educational programs delivery and management skills including experience working collaboratively with a team of diverse individuals. Ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and ext
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