Description: The Communication & Education Assistant represents the Seabird Institute (SI) to the public on all social media and explore.org chat boards, and as a greeter and interpreter at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, Maine. The Outreach Communication & Education Assistant will bring the story of SI’s 50-year history to children, adults, and families, and help people to understand the necessity for this applied conservation work, as well as to inspire them to become personally involved in conservation action as donors and community activists. They will also be responsible for interpreting wildlife events on the Audubon explore.org wildlife cameras to a larger audience.
Additional duties may include preparation of teaching materials and assisting with logistical support for the research islands.
Season: This position runs begins in April and ends in late August.
Qualifications: Possessing a B.S. or B.A. in conservation education, interpretation, or biology is helpful. Alternatively, an upper level undergraduate with related experience, or someone enrolled in a related field of study would be considered. Career goals should include a position in conservation education or interpretation. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle is highly desirable. A pair of binoculars is required equipment.
Available positions: One.