Lead, Education and Interpretation [ St. John's]

Lead, Education and Interpretation



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Lead, Education and Interpretation




Johnson GEO Centre, Memorial University


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St. John's, NL


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$57,146- $77,923 per year


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Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will play a key role for both the MUN Botanical Garden and the Johnson GEO Centre by researching, developing, implementing, delivering, and evaluating dynamic, engaging education and public programs. This position ensures that programs complement and support the strategic directions of both units, serve the community, involve a broad range of audiences of all ages, and achieve attendance and revenue targets. Duties include building and maintaining relationships with external program partners; understanding school curriculums and identifying areas for new programming to support that curriculum; identifying and implementing programming opportunities that promote and further the objectives of permanent and temporary exhibits; creating and delivering appealing programming for students, families, adults and seniors, either standalone or with participation of partner organizations; the ability to present information in a variety of formats, to understand and present information to a variety of audiences, and to communicate the mission of the university, MUN Botanical Garden, and Johnson GEO Centre; creating and distributing resource materials for educators, exhibits, and programs; developing and implementing an annual plan and calendar of special events and public programming including tours, speaker and film series, topical special events and children’s camps; coordinating the administration of all programs, including bookings, teacher confirmations and invoicing; collaborating with others to ensure appropriate marketing of programs and initiatives; supervising seasonal and part-time interpretation staff; working closely with volunteers that support the delivery of programming and special events; supporting faculty in Teaching and Learning initiatives; evaluating all programs relative to the objectives and identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement; assisting with special projects including the development of new exhibits, fundraising activities and partner development; and other duties as required. The work of this position requires some flexibility in the hours of work.
Experience (3-5 years) in developing and delivering science and/or environmental education programming, preferably in a museum or outdoor nature based educational setting. An undergraduate degree with major course work in natural science (geology, biology, ecology, environmental science) or science education is required; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Excellent oral and written communication skills, proficiency in MS Office Suite of products, problem solving skills and well developed interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Previous experience in project management is preferred. Interest and knowledge of Newfoundland geology, natural history, educational principals, and the outdoors is an asset. A satisfactory certificate of conduct and vulnerable sector check are required.

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