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  • Mansel Nelson
    ... Subject: FW: Environmental Educator position open w/ BioVan Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 12:38:02 -0600 From: Kimi Scheerer To:
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    Environmental Educator position open w/ BioVan

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    Subject:FW: Environmental Educator position open w/ BioVan
    Date:Fri, 6 Aug 2010 12:38:02 -0600
    From:Kimi Scheerer <ksche@...>

    Environmental Educator position open w/ BioVan

    Want a job doing something cool and/or know someone who does?

    BioPark Education

    BioVan Environmental Educator

    Job Description



    Introduction:    The mission of Albuquerque Biological Park Education is to promote conservation.  We strive to teach about the diversity and interdependence of life and inspire a sense of stewardship for the earth.  In support of this mission, the BioVan and Rio Ranger programs introduce elementary students to the biological diversity of the Rio Grande , create an awareness of the connections between living things and encourage actions that protect the Rio Grande ecosystem. The BioVan uses both the arts and sciences to accomplish this.


    Duties: The BioVan Environmental Educator is a key member of the three-person BioVan staff.  The Educator is responsible for teaching the science content of the BioVan and Rio Ranger programs, assisting with the development of new curriculum, and conducting teacher workshops.  The Environmental Educator also maintains communication with and supervises BioVan Ranger volunteers.


    Skills must include the following:

    ·        Understand and support the mission of BioPark Education

    ·        Teaching experience (informal preferred) and a knowledge of biology or environmental science.

    ·        Ability to effectively teach conservation and environmental education.

    ·        Willingness to function as an integral part of a three-person staff team, under the leadership of the BioVan Facilitator.

    ·        Serve as lead staff member at schools when Facilitator is not present.

    ·        Willingness to work with children and adults in schools and at public events.

    ·        Development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum to fit the needs of a changing program.

    ·        Preparation of educational materials and volunteer training manuals.

    ·        Conduct effective teacher workshops.

    ·        Effectively communicate with and support volunteer BioVan Rangers.

    ·        Possess the stamina to stay on your feet for 8-10 hours a day and physically assist with set up and take down of the BioVan exhibits (including ability to lift up to 50 lbs).

    ·        Drive and maneuver BioVan truck and trailer. (Must hold valid NM license.)

    ·        Willingness to make a commitment to the job for one school year.

    ·        Enthusiasm, organization, flexibility and a sense of fun.


    Hours: Forty hours a week with varied weekly schedule.  BioVan school visits take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Rio Ranger field trips take place on Fridays; BioVan workshops take place at schools on Wednesdays.  Special events are scattered throughout the year and include some weekends and evenings.


    Salary: $11.50 per hour.  The position is through a staffing agency and is NOT a City of Albuquerque position.  City rules require that temporary employees must take 90 days off after two years employment.


    Supervisor: Kate Trainor, BioVan Facilitator, ktrainor@...

    Mansel A. Nelson
    Program Coordinator                               Voice 928 523 1275   
    Environmental Education Outreach Program          Fax 928 523 1280
    Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals  mansel.nelson@...
    PO Box 5768
    Northern Arizona University                       Peterson Hall
    Flagstaff, AZ 86011                               Bldg 22, Room 208
    "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our
    children."  Native American Proverb
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