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Naturalist/Interpreter – Huntsman Education & Outreach

Location:

Fundy Discovery Aquarium, Huntsman Marine Science Centre

 

Commitment:

At least 37.5 hours per week anticipated from May through August, including weekends and statutory holidays with some changes expected based on activities that will be communicated in advance.

Rate of Pay:

Range starting at $16.00 per hour based on education and experience. A limited number of single occupancy affordable shared housing units may be available for use on a first come-first serve basis.

 

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre (St. Andrews, New Brunswick) is a not-for-profit charity organization with a focus on ocean conservation and marine education and research. The Fundy Discovery Aquarium operates seasonally from May – October providing visitation and hands-on experiences for over 30,000 visitors annually. Huntsman also recently launched Huntsman Marine Experiences™ to provide greater interaction across a range of marine biology related activities for tourists to St. Andrews. We are looking for active ocean stewards to join our team this summer, who are passionate about the Bay of Fundy and are interested in furthering their education in marine science.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to deliver hands-on youth programs, including oral presentations with enthusiasm and clarity to students of all ages and the public (e.g., Huntsman Young Explorer Days/Weeks).

  • Assist with all aspects to deliver scheduled hourly/day Huntsman Marine Experiences™, possibly including beach, vessel, and laboratory components.

  • Assist with husbandry tasks such as food preparation and feeding of animals.

  • Greet guests and answer questions about the facilities, our programs, and the region.

  • Interpret Fundy Discovery Aquarium exhibits, including monitoring separate indoor and outdoor touch tank locations, and perform feeding presentations.

  • Perform sales transactions for entry, experiences, and gift shop, including merchandise and physical count of stock.

  • Participate in a team to implement weekly thematic activities, including pop-up interpretation, monitor independent activity stations, face painting & temporary tattooing, possibly wearing mascot to engage guests.

  • Assist in maintaining Fundy Discovery Aquarium exhibits and facilities, including maintenance to the grounds.

  • Remain professional, friendly, and passionate at all times.

  • Maintain a neat, clean, and organized work environment at all times.

  • Work both independently and within a cohesive team to deliver programs that result in an exceptional guest experience.

  • Ensure all health, safety and security procedures are adhered.

  • Assist in any other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Enrolled, currently obtaining, or graduated from a university or college in marine biology, outdoor recreation, teaching, or a related field.

  • Proven initiative and self-motivated.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a group setting as an effective team player.

  • Enjoy working with youth.

  • Enjoy working in an outdoor setting in various weather conditions.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated planning, organizational, time management and customer service skills.

  • Effective oral communication skills.

  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office.

  • Eligible to work in Canada.

  • Must complete a police criminal records check, including vulnerable sector, prior to start date.

 

Additional Assets:

  • Proven ability to communicate in French and English.

  • Experience handling and caring for marine animals.

Review of applications will begin for interviews and selection as of March 4, 2024 following candidate submission of a single electronic file that includes cover letter, resume and 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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