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Outreach Education Assistant

at National Audubon Society - Maine Audubon in Bremen, Maine, United States

Job Description

National Audubon Society

Outreach Education Assistant

US-ME-Bremen

Job ID: 2024-5595
Type: Seasonal, Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Community Relations/Outreach
National Audubon Society

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.



Position Summary

The Outreach Education Assistant represents the Seabird Institute (SI) to the public as a narrator aboard puffin watching cruises, and as a greeter and interpreter at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, Maine (PPVC). Outreach Education Assistants bring the story of SI’s 50+-year history to children, adults, and families, and help people to understand the necessity for this applied conservation work, as well as to inspire them to become personally involved in conservation action as donors and citizen activists.

Shared housing is available upon request and is located at Audubon's Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 12 Audubon Road, in Bremen, Maine.

There are (3) full-time seasonal positions available as detailed below:

Start Dates:

  • Position (1) and (2)
    • Begins May 1
    • This position includes working at the visitor center as well as assisting with all chores and logistics for the opening & establishment of Seabird Island Field Camps.
  • Position (3)
    • Begins mid-May

End Dates:

  • (2) positions - August 31st
  • Position (1) - October 31st
    • This position includes working at the Visitor Center (5) days/week in September and October.

Food stipend and Shared Housing can be provided by Audubon.

Compensation:

$15.00 / hour



Responsibilities

  • Train with Education staff to learn: Audubon and early SI history; how to identify Gulf of Maine seabirds; natural history of the Maine Coast with the goal of working independently as tour interpretive narrator
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    National Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicants for employment based on their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other status protected by law.
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Job Posting: 1035986

Posted On: Feb 12, 2024

Updated On: Feb 23, 2024

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