Clemson University's Youth Learning InstituteJob Description
Title: Expedition Sewee Instructor/Naturalist
Work Dates: February 2012 - May 2012 (summer opportunities available)
Location: Awendaw, SC
The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate children in natural resources and marine biology. We are hiring to work at the Sewee Coastal Retreat Center in Awendaw, SC, where we teach our Expedition Sewee program (marine science). We work with students from 2nd to 8th grade and instruct in day and night programming. In addition, we also facilitate team initiatives and games.
- Regularly teach all marine science and natural resource components of the core curriculum- (training provided).
- Create and master lesson plans for six marine science classes including marine life, salt marsh and barrier island beach studies.
- Lead students in daily program activities (wake-up, , meals, canteen, and campfire).
- Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
- Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas.
- Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities.
- Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities.
- BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Geology, Education, Marine Biology or related field is preferred.
- Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy.
- Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative "hands on" teaching methods.
- Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective.
- Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors.
- Must be willing to work long hours.
Twice a month pay of $550-$500 plus room, board, and a sickness/accidental insurance plan. EOE.
You can send resumes to Chelsey Repokis by email at
or by fax at (864) 878-5985.
A postdoctoral position in coastal and estuarine ecology in the Institute of Marine and
Coastal Sciences (IMCS) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey is
available. The overall goal of the targeted research project is to assess the ecosystem condition of New Jersey's coastal waters. More specifically, the focus will be to determine trends in water quality and to develop biotic indices of ecosystem condition and health. The position will entail the processing and analysis of comprehensive biotic and physicochemical databases on estuarine and coastal marine environments. A well-rounded understanding of estuarine and coastal marine science is necessary. The applicant should have a strong background in biostatistics and data management.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine biology or related discipline, extensive experience in data processing, data management, and statistical analysis of multivariate data sets. Experience in GIS is a plus. The ability to work independently and in teams on
interdisciplinary problems is important. The successful applicant will work
closely with Professors Michael Kennish at IMCS and Richard Lathrop at Ecology
Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for three recommendations to:
The appointment is a fulltime position for one year with possible extension to two years contingent on available funding and successful evaluation of performance. The position is to be filled before the end of 2010. Salary is competitive and includes full benefits.
Michael J. Kennish, Ph.D.
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
New Brunswick, NJ 08901