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  1. The Education Department at Tracy Aviary seeks a mature, highly motivated educator experienced with nature program facilitation and evaluation to join its Education Team for a seasonal educator position. The duties of this position will involve preparation and facilitation of nature programs focused on the Jordan River. It will also include networking with communities near the future site of Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center to determine how people already interact with the Jordan River and what additional opportunities to connect with the River they would like. This position has an approximately 30-40 hour work week. We seek candidates who are able to start April 30, 2019, and end no sooner than August 15, 2019. Wage: $9 per hour Minimum Qualifications · Nature program facilitation and curriculum development experience · Basic knowledge of child development · Experience collecting, entering, and analyzing data · Experience in effective communication, both in person and through phone and email · Demonstrated interest in a career in the field of Education · Demonstrated interest in nature and ecology · Effective in working well collaboratively and managing time efficiently · Highly motivated and innovative, well organized, eager to take on new tasks and meet commitments · Ability to work full-time for the entire season between April 30, 2019 and August 15, 2019. Additional and Preferred Qualifications · A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or university. Applicants still working toward a degree will be considered. · Knowledge about regional birds, avian ecology, natural history of the area · Certification in CPR and First Aid · Skills in presenting to mixed age groups · Proficiency in word processing, layout, and editing · Familiarity with learning assessment tools and strategies Application Requirements Position available starting April 30, 2019. Open until filled. Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Anne Terry, Jordan River Nature Center Site Manager, at annet@tracyaviary.org. Visit www.tracyaviary.org for more information about Tracy Aviary.
  2. Internship begins February 26, 2019 and ends no sooner than May 18, 2019. DUTIES This position provides hands-on training and experience with the fundamentals of environmental education best practices, lesson plan creation, program facilitation, and evaluation. Duties will primarily include: -Planning, developing materials, and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops, and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. -Preparing materials for and assisting in the facilitation of children’s spring break camp programs. -Providing off-site nature programs at multiple locations throughout Salt Lake City to members of the public spanning a wide range of ages. These programs emphasize the importance of free play in nature and engage holistic family groups. -Evaluating programs and educational materials through evaluation forms and/or visitor observations. -Developing and implementing a capstone internship project. Please note: prior experience not required—we provide on-the-job training and education to prepare interns for educating members of the public. Other duties may include assisting with events, completing maintenance/administrative tasks associated with the programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate. Please note that these positions do not involve any direct contact with animals. COMPENSATION $400/month for 3 months of service, disbursed twice a month MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must speak, read, and write English fluently. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a strong desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world. Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology, or related field from an approved college or university is preferred, but not required. Experience: None required. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred. COMMITMENT This position requires a 40 hour a week commitment over a period of roughly three months. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 5pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service. Position will require a set schedule of Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule may occasionally change or require evening hours depending on program schedule. Interns must secure their own housing for the duration of the internship. There is a possibility of extending this internship for an additional three months, with an altered weekly schedule, at the discretion of the Director of Education and Education Manager. HOW TO APPLY Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, one-page resume, and three references to Marina Astin, Education Manager at marinaa@tracyaviary.org. Visit www.tracyaviary.org for more information regarding Tracy Aviary.
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