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Outreach Programs and Internship Supervisor-Wallops Island, VA (Eastern Shore)

Organization: Chincoteague Bay Field Station 

Position Title: Outreach Programs and Internship Supervisor

 

Location: Wallops Island, VA (Eastern Shore)

Hours & Compensation: $250/week + room and board

Application Deadline: Not listed

OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND INTERNSHIP SUPERVISOR
Reports to: Adult and Family Education Coordinator
Email: parker@cbfieldstation.org
Phone Number: 757-824-5636
Number positions available: 2
Position Dates: June 2, 2014 – Mid August, 2014
$250/week + room and board

OVERVIEW
Want to spend an incredible summer minutes from the beach and in a gorgeous coastal setting? Are you searching for the opportunity to share and expand your knowledge and enthusiasm about the world we live in? Looking for the type of exciting, outdoor, hands-on internships experience that puts you out on the open water on a research vessel or splashing in the intertidal zone looking for marine organisms?

If so, we at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station would love for you to join our summer team. Our Outreach Programs and Internship Supervisors gain experience leading groups of all ages and teaching a diverse array of topics that highlight the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island. They also achieve valuable supervisory experience as they help to manage our high school intern and summer volunteer programs. Outreach Programs and Internship Supervisors work alongside program staff to provide a diverse range of educational and scientific program experiences. Program activities are varied and may include kayaking and canoeing, nature hikes, marsh-mucking, boat trips, campfires, science labs, seining and trawling, skit nights, marine organism collection, astronomy field trip, water testing and sampling, island tours, etc.

Food and Lodging is provided for free during this position. Programs are educational and marine science based. Our programs represent an excellent opportunity to network with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, University professors, middle and high school teachers and other professionals in the exciting field of environmental education. You will gain valuable and diverse knowledge regarding aquarium and field equipment use and maintenance, boat crew skills and boat safety, group leadership in laboratory and field.

REQUIREMENTS
• College graduate or full-time college student enrolled in Education,
Outdoor Recreation, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences or other
relevant field.
• Camp experience a plus
• Ability to connect with, encourage, and direct participants of all ages.
• Must be energetic, enthusiastic and motivational.
• Ability to think fast, make decisions and enforce rules.
• Must enjoy contact with people, putting into action the belief that first
impressions are important with every personal contact.
• Valid Driver’s License and submittal of recent Driving Record.
• Friendly, creative, energetic personality.
• Willingness to work long hours with program participants in various
weather conditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist the Special Programs Coordinator in leading Adult and Family
Summer Programs and Outreach Programs
• Assist with planning and implementation of age appropriate program
experiences with a variety of activities.
• Supervise Sea S.T.A.R. Internship program: Including off-time
excursions, overnight RA on alternative nights, research project
supervision, and lounge supervision help
• Alertly and actively interact with and supervise participants and give
them undivided attention.
• Preparation of pre-program materials and mailings
• Office work, Registration, Group Check-in, Room set-up
• Assist in the coordination of program locations,
movement/transportation of program participants.
• Set up, take down, cleaning and organizing program areas

SETTING

The Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) is a non-profit, educational facility located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 4 miles south of the Maryland/Virginia boarder. We are conveniently positioned on the Delmarva Peninsula, adjacent to Wallops, Chincoteague, and Assateague Islands. Chincoteague Island is home to the wild famous pony swim and firemen’s carnival. The CBFS is associated with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and was formed in 1968 with the purpose of fostering education and research in marine sciences. Our next door neighbor is the NASA Wallops Space Flight Facility, with whom we have a strong partnership. Our island partners include the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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