[MARMAM] Job Opening: Seal Rescue Ireland - Education Manager

Gale Loescher intern at sealrescueireland.org
Thu Nov 7 05:50:30 PST 2019

Seal Rescue Ireland: Education Manager

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 Manager
position. This high paced, full-time position is for a minimum of 6 months,
but longer time commitments are encouraged. This is an unpaid position to
start, although compensation is provided in the form of all housing, food,
utilities and basic necessities. After the initial training period, there
is the opportunity for an additional performance based stipend. Seal Rescue
Ireland is looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Job Summary: The Education Manager will be responsible for overseeing and
developing SRI’s marine conservation and sustainability focused education
programs for various audiences and groups of visitors. The Education
Manager will need to be able to plan, develop and deliver educational
programs, activities, games, and materials which are tailored to each
group’s specific needs, ages, interests and curriculum. They will
plan/attend community outreach events, school visits, birthday parties,
fundraisers and networking events to promote awareness of SRI’s mission of
marine conservation and wildlife rehabilitation. They will also give daily
educational tours of the Centre and animal hospital, as well as providing
customer care in the gift shop, and training interns on these duties. There
may also be involvement in assisting with animal husbandry and maintenance
of rehabilitation animals if desired.

Requirements: Applicants must have a background and dedicated interest in
areas of study such as Education, Child Development, Marine Biology,
Environmental Science, Conservation, or a 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. Great networking and
public speaking skills are a must. The successful candidate 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. Finally, applicants must possess the
ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be available to
work nights, weekends and holidays.

Duties Include:


   Manage and build on SRI’s education programs

   Lead groups of children and adults in educational activities

   Give educational tours of the facility to visitors and school groups to
   promote marine conservation

   Create educational plans, events, activities and materials

   Attend community outreach events to represent SRI’s mission

   Plan and assist with fundraisers

   Provide customer service to visitors in the gift shop and education

   Train interns to give educational tours, lead activities, and provide
   customer service

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

   Provide assistance to the hospital staff as needed

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

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

Attention: Education Manager

Position open until filled

Registered Charity: RCN 20108519

Learn more about us and our other volunteer/internship opportunities!

Website: www.sealrescueireland.org

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