[MARMAM] FW: Job Posting for Education Curator

Jenny Atkinson jenny at whalemuseum.org
Thu May 19 11:31:32 PDT 2016



From: Jenny Atkinson [mailto:jenny at whalemuseum.org] 
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:33 AM
To: 'marmam at lists.uvic.ca' <marmam at lists.uvic.ca>
Subject: Job Posting for Education Curator


Position: Education Curator 

Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington, USA


The Whale Museum is seeking a person to fulfill the role of Education
Curator.  Year-round FT employment, includes benefits.


Established in 1979 as the first U.S. museum dedicated to whales living in
the wild, The Whale Museum's mission is to promote stewardship of whales and
the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.  Our facility is
located on San Juan Island, northwest of Seattle, Washington.  This remote
island is accessible only by ferry, boat or plane.  


The Education Curator's responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

*         conduct education programs, guided tours, other educational
programs, and special events as needed

*         development and implementation of programs, events and activities
that address the Museum's mission to education and build stewardship within
the community as well as with visitors

*         management and evaluation of the education programs and associated

*         help coordinate volunteer recruitment, database management, and

*         The Education Curator works closely with the E.D., staff and/or
contracted consultants to plan, budget and implement educational programs
and outreach projects/events associated with their areas of responsibility. 

The successful candidate will be highly flexible. Work schedule requires
some evening and weekend coverage.



*         Bachelor's Degree required (Master's preferred), plus a minimum of
3 years of experience in a related field (natural history museum, science
center or similar educational institution).

*         Strong knowledge of marine ecosystems and marine mammal biology
and natural history, specifically the Southern Resident orcas and the Salish

*         Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary for
department planning and grant writing, as well as conducting educational
programs and tours as needed. 

*         Ability to create and present age appropriate learning experiences
related to the marine ecosystem.

*         Ability to understand the educational field and curriculum
specific information.

*         Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact
effectively with Museum staff & board, volunteers, visitors, and members.

*         Ability to multi-task and work flexible schedule, specifically
some weekends and evenings.

*         Able to collect and synthesize information; effective problem
solving skills.

*         Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  

*         Computer skills should include word processing, database
management, spreadsheets, graphics, and social media. Specific programs
include: Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, and


Electronic submissions are encouraged.  It is suggested that a PDF compiled
with the requested information be submitted.  While it is planned for the
Education Curator to be in place by July 2016, start date is negotiable for
the right candidate.  Active review of submitted applications will begin May
25, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is
filled. Application package should include: a cover letter, resume and up to
five references (either reference letter or contact information for each
reference).  Note: International applicants required to have approved Visa
and documentation to work in the U.S. at the time of submission. Please send


Jenny L. Atkinson, Executive Director

The Whale Museum

P. O. Box 945

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Email: jenny at whalemuseum.org <mailto:jenny at whalemuseum.org> 

Website: www.whalemuseum.org <http://www.whalemuseum.org> 



Jenny L. Atkinson

Executive Director

The Whale Museum

P. O. Box 945 (62 1st St., N.)

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone: (360) 378-4710 ext. 26

Website:  <http://www.whalemuseum.org/> www.whalemuseum.org

Mission: to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem
through education and research.


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