Employment

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Science Educator
Location: Hamburg, NY
Compensation/Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time, Seasonal
Start Date: April 2018

Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Natural Reserve is a top-ranked destination for science enthusiasts of all ages. With a mission of hands-on science education, we encourage our visitors to learn about the natural world in an outdoors setting. Our programs emphasize natural history — including geology and paleontology, ecology, astronomy, local history, and other STEM fields. We serve 18,000 guests annually, including many who travel across the country to dig our fossils and explore our park.

What you’ll be doing:

The Educator is the initial contact between Penn Dixie and guests and is responsible for tours, educating guests, admissions and retail transactions. The ideal candidate is driven to provide an outstanding learning experience for visitors of all abilities and backgrounds. Educators are expected to be friendly, helpful, and consistently maintain a positive attitude while working outdoors!

What you’ll need:

A strong interest and desire for science education and being able to speak with visitors of all ages. Group sizes vary and seek your knowledge and expertise. You’ll need to be flexible and attentive to your work schedule, have exceptional customer service skills and very hands-on.

You will also need to be prepared to work primarily outdoors, able to stand for long periods of time and frequent bending/stooping. CPR/First Aid certification required of all staff within 30 days of hire.

Ready to get started?

Please send cover letter/email, resume, and names of three references via email to: Dr. Holly Schreiber, Director of Education — holly@penndixie.org