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WSC, Slater Museum, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Wondering how to bring together your love for nature and the environment with your passion for community outreach? The Slater Museum of Natural History’s AmeriCorps member makes science come alive through education both inside and outside the classroom! The Slater Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Puget Sound campus in beautiful Tacoma, Washington. The museum, one of the largest in the Northwest, houses nearly 90,000 animal and plant specimens used in education and research. The Slater Museum of Natural History’s mission is to provide a resource for STEM, environmental and nature education, research, and inspiration for everyone. The museum has developed specimen-based curricula that introduce elementary students to local birds, mammals, plants, and invertebrates, sharpen their observational skills, and develop their scientific abilities consistent with Next Generation Science Standards. The museum provides tours to visiting classes and other groups, as well as hosts monthly Nights at the Museum events. The Museum also serves the international research community. The AmeriCorps member will serve as our Education and Outreach Coordinator. The AmeriCorps member’s duties include: publicizing and facilitating the use of the Nature in the Classroom curricula, teaching Nature in the Classroom sessions in schools, coordinating and conducting behind-the-scenes tours of the museum, recruiting and training volunteer Docents who assist with tours, as well as teaching and staffing the museum during open hours. In addition, the AmeriCorps member will assist with the development of museum exhibits and additional curricula. Training opportunities include learning natural history museum procedures and techniques, including curatorial work and dissection. This position is contingent on funding.
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Member Duties : Serve as our Education and Outreach Coordinator. The Slater Museum provides environmental science education curricula that bring nature into the classroom for local schools. The curricula are heavily used in elementary schools, as well as in middle schools and afterschool programs. Your duties include: publicizing and facilitating use of the Nature in the Classroom (NIC) curricula to teachers and schools; training teachers in NIC use; teaching NIC curricula; coordinating and conducting behind-the-scenes tours of the museum; recruiting and training volunteer docents who assist with tours, holding open hours, and staffing museum events. The museum also provides community programming, including family-oriented Nights at the Museum. The museum often partners with the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma Audubon, the Tacoma Nature Center and other environmental groups for these events. The member assists with planning events and recruiting and training volunteers for these events.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking . 
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WSC, Slater Museum, Education and Outreach Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2016  -   07/15/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  25

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2016  To  06/30/2016 

Contact Peter Wimberger
Slater Museum 1500 N Warner
Tacoma   WA   98406
253 879-2784

Listing ID 66415