Friday, January 18, 2008


Press Release

The Pier Aquarium has an opening for a full time Marine Educator. The position description is attached. To be considered for the position- please submit a resume and cover letter by 5pm- January 25th, 2008 to The Pier Aquarium. Attn: Erica Moulton- Education & Public Programs Director. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Erica Moulton at (727) 895-7437 ext. 208
Resumes and cover letters may be submitted electronically to or via mail to:

The Pier Aquarium
Attn: Erica Moulton
800 Second Avenue NE
Suite 2001
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33701-3503

Reports Directly to: Education and Public Programs Director
Close Relationships with: Curator of Exhibits, Development Director, PR/Marketing Director and Office Administrator

Job Description: The Marine Education Staff position requires involvement at many levels in the daily operation of a public aquarium, including but not limited to aquatic science education and aquarium maintenance. Programs include, but are not limited to: on-site educational programs, community outreach programs, rental and custom programs, public programs, summer camps, distance learning programs and collaborative programs with marine/aquatic research partners. Programs may occur on land, beachside, in the water, aboard boats and in off-site facilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

Educational Outreach
·The Scientific/Marine Education Staff must be committed to the mission of The Pier Aquarium.
·Provide a professional and scientifically accurate educational experience to students, residents and visitors to The Pier.
·Initiate conversation with visitors regarding marine life and exhibits.
·Work with Education and Public Programs Director to create new and engaging. programming, outreach and/or events.
·Lead scheduled educational programs for pre-K through 12th grade classes as well as programs for higher learning audiences.
·Lead tours targeted for specific audiences; focus on complementing instruction.
·Maintain a current working knowledge of exhibit animals, their habitats and relationships.
·Assist in the research, design and development of new educational programs and exhibits.
·Participation in educational outreach programs and special events.
·Maintains regular and timely contact with the Education and Public Programs Director.
·Participate in and seek out professional educational opportunities to increase personal knowledge base.
·Assist with grant research and proposal writing.
·Assist with maintaining the educational program schedule.
·Work toward common team goals.
Secondary Responsibilities

General Aquarium
·Working knowledge of water and filtration, open and closed water systems.
·General knowledge of starting and maintaining fish aquarias.
·Fish identification and proper handling of fish/observation using checklist.
·Follow feeding and water chemistry testing schedules.
·Food preparation, cleaning and maintenance of aquarias.
·Actively participates in special exhibitions/education/fund raising projects.
·Attend mandatory monthly staff meetings.
·Assist in maintain material and supply inventory.
·Maintains regular and timely contact with the Curator of exhibits.

Skills/Attributes: Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
Good presentation and public speaking skills and pleasant manner working with people.
Excellent writing skills.
Strong computer skills.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
Experience Required: College graduate.
Experience in working with the public.
Valid Drivers License.
Salary: Full-Time with benefits.
Compensation commensurate with experience.

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