Part-time Zoo & Aquarium Science Education Outreach Coordinator

Part-time Zoo & Aquarium Science Education Outreach Coordinator

Employer

Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186

Job Location

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360

(Located between Thomasville and Lexington off of Hwy 29/70)

Salary/Grade

$9.00 - $11.25 per hour based on candidate's experience, education, and the state budget

Benefits

None

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Closes: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, September 10, 2018

Expected Work Hours

<27 hours per week as required to meet the needs of the facility

Reports to

Associate Dean, Arts Science and Education

Employment Type

Part-time Professional Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Required

  • Associate's degree in Zoo or Aquarium Science Technology or a degree from an accredited institution in a science-related field or relevant experience  or a combination of education and experience
  • Skill in the use of computers, MS Office and commitment to use of technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
    -       Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
    -       Collaborating and facilitating
    -       Creating and innovating
    -       Anticipating and responding to change
    -       Providing vision and leadership
    -       Assessment of student learning
    -       Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred

  • Experience in maintenance of aquaria and program exhibits
  • Prior experience working in education at an animal facility
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety standards

Position Description

 

SUMMARY:

Davidson County Community College (DCCC) is an award-winning institution known for a commitment to excellence and student success. The DCCC community is dedicated to providing students a high quality education designed to prepare them to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. To this end, DCCC celebrates the value of a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. DCCC faculty and staff are passionate about equity and our responsibility to work with each unique student to support them in successfully attaining their goals.
 
DCCC's benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally. We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of all of its members. The future is here!
 

Part-time Zoo & Aquarium Science Education Outreach Coordinator

 
The Zoo & Aquarium Science Education Outreach Coordinator is a part-time position responsible for providing guided tours through the aquarium and creating and coordinating educational outreach programs for the community. 
 
The Coordinator reports to the Associate Dean, School of Arts, Science and Education, and has the following responsibilities:
 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes College mission, values, and vision 
  • Coordinates and leads educational tours through the aquarium
  • Assists with open aquarium events which may include evening and weekend events
  • Creates and coordinates educational outreach opportunities for school groups and other groups in the community
  • Develops and coordinates Nature Quest program
  • Assists ZAS faculty and staff with daily operation and maintenance of teaching aquarium including but not limited to establishing and following all exhibit protocol, water quality testing, regularly scheduled water changes, etc.
  • Assists with facility and exhibit protocols and assists with daily operations and maintenance including some weekend work
  • Performs other tasks as assigned which support the mission and initiatives of the College

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Associate's degree in Zoo or Aquarium Science Technology or a degree from an accredited institution in a science-related field or relevant experience  or a combination of education and experience
  • Skill in the use of computers, MS Office and commitment to use of technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
    -       Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
    -       Collaborating and facilitating
    -       Creating and innovating
    -       Anticipating and responding to change
    -       Providing vision and leadership
    -       Assessment of student learning
    -       Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

 
Preferred

  • Experience in maintenance of aquaria and program exhibits
  • Prior experience working in education at an animal facility
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety standards

ADA SUMMARY:

ADA requirements for this position include critical thinking skills with the ability to process information and exercise good judgment working independently and analyzing problems.    Other requirements include ease of mobility in classroom/lab settings, carrying supplies and other instructional materials, ability to move, climb, or crawl under equipment, use of keyboard and computer, effective use of all forms of communication (written, oral, visual, auditory), and the ability to perform general office duties and travel to other campus locations.
 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.davidsonccc.edu/Employment

Position #2018-00058
PART-TIME ZOO & AQUARIUM SCIENCE EDUCATION OUTREACH COORDINATOR

How to Apply

APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON DCCC WEBSITE:     For complete job description and the electronic application, please go to the employment page of our website, http://www.davidsonccc.edu/Employment, click on Search Jobs Icon, then select position title TO SUBMIT THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION.  Note:  We do not accept resumes without the completed application.

Application Requirements:

1) Complete online application

2) Cover letter, stating your qualifications related to (a) position responsibilities and qualifications and (b) College purpose, vision, and organizational competencies (a resume is NOT a cover letter)

3) Unofficial transcripts from a regionally accredited institution (uploaded with application, sent electronically, faxed or mailed.)   International transcripts must be evaluated by WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES (WES).   Official transcripts are required within 30 days of employment. 

Job Post Contact

Davidson County Community College

336-249-8186 

Fax:  336-249-1933

hr@davidsonccc.edu