[MARMAM] Seal Rescue Ireland - Education Coordinator Internship - Immediate Opening Available

Intern Coordinator intern at sealrescueireland.org
Fri Feb 22 04:23:16 PST 2019

Education Coordinator Internship - Seal Rescue Ireland

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity organisation which operates a busy
marine animal rescue and rehabilitation centre located in Courtown, Co.
Wexford. As the only facility that fully rehabilitates seals within the
Republic of Ireland, SRI responds to strandings nationwide. Most reports
are for young grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and common seal (Phoca
vitulina) pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the Irish coastline.
In addition, SRI pursues understanding and public engagement of ocean
conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and
research programmes.

SRI is currently accepting applications for their Education Coordinator
Intern position. With openings starting immediately, this high paced,
full-time position is for a minimum of 6 months, but longer time
commitments are encouraged. After completion of initial training, interns
who excel may be invited to stay longer and offered higher levels of
responsibility. This is an unpaid position however qualified candidates
will receive compensation through living expenses (food and accommodation
in staff housing).

Reports to: Operations Manager

Job Summary: The Education Coordinator will be in charge of everything
related to the various education programs which cater to children as young
as 2 years old all the way up to presentations geared towards adults. The
coordinator will need to be able to plan, develop and execute educational
programs, crafts, games, materials and activities which are tailored to
each group’s specific needs, interests and curriculum. They will
plan/attend community outreach events, school visits, SRI birthday parties,
fundraisers, and conferences and promote awareness of SRI’s mission of
marine conservation. They will also be responsible for training interns and
volunteers on giving daily educational tours of the Centre as well as
providing customer care at the gift shop. There may be some involvement in
assisting in the husbandry care and maintenance of rehabilitation animals
if interested.

Requirements: Applicants must have a background and dedicated interest in
areas of study such as Zoology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science,
Conservation, Education, Oceanography, Child Development or related field.
Background knowledge of marine mammals is preferred but not required.
Applicants must be organized, personable, self-motivated, resourceful and
have experience facilitating events and lessons for large groups. They will
be expected to manage staff and volunteers appropriately. Great networking
and public speaking skills are a must. Interns will be expected to maintain
a high level of professionalism and diplomacy whenever they are
representing Seal Rescue Ireland. We are looking for a candidate that works
well as a team and is comfortable around individuals of all ages, ability
levels, and backgrounds. We are looking for a highly motivated individual
who will help take the education program to the next level. Finally,
applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work
environment, and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Clean
driving record and ability to drive in the Republic of Ireland is desired.

Duties Include:

• Schedule, coordinate and develop all educational programs

• Create educational plans and materials

• Plan and attend community outreach events to represent SRI

• Plan and assist with fundraisers and events

• Lead groups of children and adults in educational activities

• Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals
(if interested)

• Provide assistance to the rehabilitation staff as needed

• Give educational tours of the facility to visitors, school groups

• Train interns and volunteers on giving educational tours of the facility
and working the gift shop

• Performs other duties relating to the Centre’s goals and mission
statement as required.

This is an unpaid position, however accommodation in staff housing
(includes food) is provided for this role. Interns are responsible for
their own travel expenses.

Please visit our website at (http://www.sealrescueireland.org/internships/)
to download the application form. Then send completed with your resume and
cover letter to: intern at sealrescueireland.org

Attention: Education Coordinator Internship

Check us out on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland/

Registered Charity: RCN 20108519
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