School Programs Curriculum Development and Evaluation Intern
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Time commitment: Flexible hours 2-4 days per week
At the New England Aquarium our educators reach more than 45,000 school age children a year through programs both on-site and in the community. We deliver more than 10 different programs ranging in topics from tidepool animals to fisheries management. Undergraduate and graduate students can gain experience with an informal education experience and provide needed support for program planning and evaluation.
This position will report to the Manager of School and Community Programs.
Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Projects will focus on informal program support through hands-on assistance and back-office work
- Project priority is to watch and record program delivery from a variety of educators and evaluate message and content of each outreach program
- Strong interest in curriculum development is essential
- Background in teaching or experience in curriculum design is preferred
- This position is ideal for an education graduate student with an interest in marine science and/or informal science education
The New England Aquarium’s mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.
This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue, and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.
The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.
The Education Department facilitates programs and activities to help people progress towards seeing themselves as ocean stewards who are inspired, informed and empowered to take action and to mobilize others. We envision a world in which people understand their connections to the ocean and participate as members of a community of stewards who act to protect the blue planet.
*Note: not available for January-term internship.
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