Summary: The Science Educator is directly responsible for the maintenance, creation, implementation, execution and volunteer training for both free and fee-based programs associated with the Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC). The Science Educator is also responsible for evening seasonal programs and programming for iconic LMC events.
Qualifications: Possess or pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline. Must have the ability to lead environmental education programs for different age levels, as well as have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and be well-organized. Knowledge of Florida’s coastal ecosystems and sea turtles is also essential.
Reports to: Environmental Programs Manager
Job Responsibilities: Includes, but not limited to the following:
- The management and effective implementation of free and fee-based programs
- Coordinate with Education Administrator to manage program scheduling
- Training volunteers to independently run educational programs
- Ordering supplies for all public programming
- Coordinating program expenses/budget with Education Administrator
- Track program success and attendance, utilizing high months of attendance as scheduling opportunities
- Work with the volunteer coordinator to train and track program volunteers
- Assist in the training and supervision of seasonal summer evening programs:
- Turtle Walk program
- Hatchling Release program
- Create and implement programming components for iconic annual events such as:
- World Ocean’s Day
- Blue Friday
- SEAsonal Celebration
- Marinelife Day at the Gardens Mall
- Create new and mission-centric recurring programs that cater to all ages
- Work with education team to maintain and update programming portion of LMC website
- Collaborate with education team to lead VIP tours of the facility for special guests
- Work collaboratively with the marketing team for creative ways to promote new and existing programs
- Other duties as assigned.
- Self-motivated and the ability to work both independently and with a team
- Enjoy working with the general public
- Proficiency in Microsoft programs, such as Publisher, Excel, and Word
Physical Demands: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
About Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s most unique non-profit cultural destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation.
Our vision is, “to be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.”