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Field Education Specialist

SUMMARY: The Huntsman Marine Science Centre (www.huntsmanmarine.ca) is seeking to fill a Field Education Specialist position who will report to the Supervisor of Education & Outreach and work with a dynamic team of public outreach and education professionals. The successful individual will serve as the Huntsman primary point of contact to deliver engaging education programs to visiting high school and university students as well as tourism focused field trips.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • High School Experiential Field Programs – Design and deliver field course programs that meet the stated objectives of visiting high school classes that inspire students for greater ocean awareness and stewardship.

  • Huntsman Marine Academy™ – Lead Huntsman team member point of interaction with families and instructors for Ocean S.T.E.A.M.™ programming, including delivery of curriculum for some courses when applicable, to ensure course delivery across a broad range of themes is implemented successfully.

  • Public Education – Work collaboratively with Education & Outreach colleagues to design and deliver tourism focused field experiences that engages a broad range of ages and interests in marine biology and related topics.

  • University Field Courses – Coordinate scheduling of Huntsman assets to accommodate visiting university field courses and avoid use conflicts with other users of shared facilities and Fundy Spray vessel time.

  • Other Support – As required to support other Education & Outreach department activities, including Fundy Discovery Aquarium interpretation, special events, outreach activities, social media presence etc.

 

TOTAL COMPENSATION PACKAGE: The position is a 100% education & outreach appointment with the following total compensation package following completion of a standard employment probationary period:

  • Diverse work activities to build your experience and resume

  • Competitive hourly wage commensurate with experience

  • Comprehensive benefits program including:

    • Health and dental care with limited personal Health Spending Account, to cover co-pay amounts or other non-traditional expenses

    • Enhanced paid vacation leave well beyond the required government minimum

    • Four additional annual paid holidays to complement the New Brunswick eight mandatory paid holidays

    • Membership to numerous tourist attractions throughout New Brunswick

    • Voluntary participation in company retirement pension plan

    • 10 days paid annual sick leave

    • Participation in our Employee Ambassador Program associated with revenue sharing when surpassing annual target tourism numbers to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium

    • Opportunities for personal growth through training and Lunch-and-Learn programs

    • Limited number of single occupancy affordable shared housing units may be available for use on a first come-first serve basis

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree or diploma in biology, geography, conservation or related discipline.

  • Transport Canada MED Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS) certificate (note this certificate replaces the previous MED A1 and MED A2 courses and may be acquired following successful employment with Huntsman Marine)

  • Self-motivated individual with a strong desire to share knowledge and passion for all aspects of marine biology and responsible uses of our aquatic resources within the Bay of Fundy working waterfront.

  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate with colleagues having a diverse background and interact well within public settings.

  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills in English in a manner that is informative for dissemination in an engaging manner.

  • Physical ability to perform assigned duties that may require work in adverse environmental conditions and/or carry or lift heavy materials.

  • Ability to legally work or obtain a Visa to work in Canada.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual oral and written communication, preferably French.

  • Teaching degree, diploma or certificate.

  • Familiarization with the Bay of Fundy region.

  • Demonstrated teaching/instructional experience (2-3 years) within a formal or informal (e.g., public or community based) setting.

 

ABOUT THE HUNTSMAN MARINE SCIENCE CENTRE:

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is an independent not-for-profit and charity, located near the mouth of the Bay of Fundy in St Andrews, New Brunswick. Our mission is to inspire ocean stewardship through education programming and advance marine science through collaborative research projects. The efforts from this position will build on our highly successful programs that have engaged and inspired more than 75,000 students of all ages since our inception in 1969 (https://www.huntsmanmarine.ca/education).

 

APPLICATION: Applications are now being accepted with the position anticipated to begin as soon as possible. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status and work permit status for employment in Canada. Although Canadians and permanent residents to Canada will be given priority, all qualified candidates will be given full consideration. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Send single electronic submission with cover letter, resume and names of three references (including e-mail and telephone number) to:

HR Office

Huntsman Marine Science Centre

1 Lower Campus Road

St. Andrews, NB

E5B 2L7

Email: huntsman@huntsmanmarine.ca

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