The Seattle Aquarium has a few job openings which may be of interest to youth-serving environmental educators. Please share with anyone you think might be interested. All positions are posted (or will be in the coming weeks) on our website: https://www.seattleaquarium.org/careers#openings.
Empathy Fellowship Coordinator (currently posted): This position will design and implement a program to engage communities typically underrepresented among staff of aquariums and zoos, and in the environmental field in general, through a paid and benefitted fellowship program. Four fellows each year working in three one-year cohorts starting in 2020 will collaborate with Aquarium staff and work in their communities to develop and deliver empathy-themed programming. The empathy fellowship coordinator will hire and supervise the fellows; create and deliver empathy-based outreach programming alongside the fellows; and, once the one-year term is over, provide the fellows with wrap-around services, including activities such as résumé writing and interview-skills coaching, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to engage with future fellowship cohorts to create an alumni network.
Grants and Administrative Coordinator – Part-time (currently posted): This position will work as the primary project manager for the Expanding Empathy for our Marine Environment (EEME) grant-funded project. Using the work plan submitted to the grantor as a foundation, the GAC will develop and manage an adaptive plan to accomplish the established outcomes of the five interrelated projects that make up the EEME grant. The GAC will serve as a coordinator and facilitator for the five project leads, assuring that activities associated with each project are efficiently and collaboratively carried out according to pre-established timelines. Duties include setting and facilitating meetings at the project and grant level, interfacing with other Aquarium departments and stakeholders, monitoring spending, coding invoices for accounting, processing changes to project activities and expenses, and working with the philanthropy department on grant reporting.
Youth Engagement Coordinator (will be posted in the coming weeks): This position will lead the Aquarium’s service-learning based youth programs, including the Youth Ocean Advocates volunteer program, Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, and project-based volunteer opportunities. The position supervises 2 regular staff and a summer seasonal staff, in addition to youth volunteers and program participants.
Seasonal Summer Camp and Marine Science Interpreter positions (coming soon!): late spring and summer positions with our summer camp and interpretation programs.
I’d be happy to answer any questions about open positions.
Volunteer Engagement Manager
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