Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Help Wanted: Science Education Specialist, Phipps Conservatory In Pittsburgh

Phipps Conservancy and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh is seeking a full-time Science Education Specialist to strengthen and create new youth-focused education and outreach initiatives in the areas of environmental conservation and sustainability, art and science, and healthy living, with the core of building a positive relationship between humanity and the environment.
            The Science Education Specialist will work closely with the Science Education staff and volunteers to:
-- Create, coordinate and teach cross-disciplinary, participatory environmental education programs and tours to school, homeschool, scout, after-school, camp, and under-resourced youth groups.
-- Develop programs that connect youth and the public to environment-focused scientists in Phipps’ Botany in Action program.
-- Prepare materials, purchase supplies, maintain records, and help evaluate effectiveness of programs.
-- Assist in the development, coordination and tracking of enrichment opportunities for formal and informal educators.
-- Represent Phipps at community events, online as applicable, and present on Phipps’ innovative green initiatives.
            Candidates must have a passion for teaching and for the environment, and a demonstrated ability to work with children and the general public through engaging group presentations.                  
            Requirements: bachelor’s degree in environmental education, environmental social sciences or the ecological or conservation-based biological sciences; minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience; and a valid driver’s license and consistent access to a vehicle.  Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.
            Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, 1059 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.  No telephone calls, please.
            For more information, visit the Phipps Career webpage.

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