Outreach Education Assistant

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

Job Description

Bremen, ME
Part time
Posted 8 Days Ago

Position Summary
The Outreach Education Assistant represents the Seabird Institute (SI) to the public as a narrator and bird guide aboard puffin watching cruises, and as a greeter and interpreter at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, Maine. Providing outreach in the form of educational programming and presentations to the public is accepted. Overall, the 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 at Audubon's Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 12 Audubon Road, in Bremen, Maine. Food stipend is also provided.

There is one part-time seasonal position available as detailed below:

Start Dates:

  • Position (1)

    • 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.

  • End Dates:

  • Position (1) - October 31st

    • This position includes working at the Visitor Center (5) days/week in September and October.

  • Compensation:

    $15.00 / hour

    Essential Functions
  • Train with Education staff to learn: 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

  • Serve as interpreter, field naturalist and store-keeper aboard commercial puffin-watching tours departing from New Harbor and Boothbay Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock, offshore in Muscongus Bay

  • Train with the Project Puffin Visitor Center (PPVC) Manager to learn: the operation of the point-of-sale system; Visitor Center interpreter, PPVC education programs and inventory management procedures

  • Maintain inventory and sell seabird-related items aboard the commercial tours and at the PPVC

  • Assist in writing social media posts

  • Assist with implementing educational and birding programs

  • Promote SI’s mission, and encourage tour participants and PPVC visitors to financially support the program by soliciting donation

  • Participate in Hog Island and/or Seabird Institute educational programming; process sales at Hog Island store as needed

  • Assist mainland staff with logistics, which includes driving to boat docks, bus and limo stops as needed

  • Assist mainland-based staff with procurement of supplies, packing groceries, research supplies and mail-in waterproof island transport bags; cleaning and filling water jugs for resupplying research stations, etc.

  • Greet and guide new Seabird Institute volunteers. Help them with shopping and packing of supplies for the remote island field camps

  • Work with Island Research Coordinator and additional staff in early/mid-May to assist in set-up of Field Camps on offshore seabird nesting islands

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    Job Posting: 1066697

    Posted On: Apr 30, 2024

    Updated On: Apr 30, 2024

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