To assist New York Aquarium instructors in the operation of on-site summer programs for children ages 6 to 14 and during professional development workshops for educators.
Current Fellowship Term Available
Summer Season ' begins on Monday July 1st, 2013 and ends on Friday August 30th, 2013. Summer Fellows must be able to work Monday through Friday from 830am to 430pm for all 9 weeks.
1) Participate in a five (5) day orientation to review summer program content and safety policy review, including health, fire, and lost child prevention.
2) Assist full-time instructional staff with the teaching of New York Aquarium summer programs,
3) Assist full-time instructional staff with the development of summer program materials and lesson plans
4) Work as a team to complete associated tasks that support daily logistics
5) Participate in weekly meetings to debrief on program issues
6) Write and hand in a weekly journal for review by the Manager of Education
7) Successfully complete basic CPR and First Aid training courses prior to the start of the summer programs (must be available weekdays or weekends for classes available in June). These training classes will be paid for by the New York Aquarium Education Department.
Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas ' aquatic/marine biology, zoology, ecology, conservation biology, environmental science, education, or a related field. Interest in teaching children about wildlife conservation is essential. Excellent communication skills and previous experience working with children in either formal or informal settings are preferred. Ability to interpret wildlife science concepts in both a classroom and at exhibits are a plus. A valid CPR certification for lifeguards is a plus; but, not required. Candidates must be able to work all nine (9) weeks of the summer fellowship.