Part-Time Educator Positions

The Ocean Explorium, located in the heart of downtown New Bedford, is seeking enthusiastic educators for part-time positions working with SouthCoast-area families and school groups.  It is the mission of the Ocean Explorium to establish New Bedford as a center for ocean science public education, with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and science literacy.

Qualified candidates will have experience in either formal or informal educational settings, with a science background.  Experience creating and running after school programs preferred.  Educators are expected to be enthusiastic, out-going, personable, adaptable, eager to learn, and have the ability to manage large groups of children and/or adults and work well in a team.

Educator responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  teach school groups using Ocean Explorium curriculum materials on-site as well as off-site; monitor and teach at our touch tanks containing local tide pool organisms, small sharks and sting rays; present programs using the Science on a Sphere® and iPad interface on topics including Ocean Science, Astronomy, Geology, Weather, Climate and much more; lead hands-on activities that follow a changing theme in our Explorer Zone; clean and organize the education/exhibit space on a regular basis and perform office work as needed.

Applicants must have completed a four year degree program and be able to regularly work weekend shifts.  Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license and be willing to learn to drive a large box truck.  Please note that work hours are variable.  Multilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

If interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with at least three references to Patricia Cassan:

By email:        pcassan@oceanexplorium.org
By mail:          Patricia Cassan
Ocean Explorium
P. O. Box 1906
New Bedford, MA 02741