The Ocean Team at the National Museum of Natural History is looking for an enthusiastic educator to join in the launch of two Arctic and climate-related projects. Please pass along to those who might be interested!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Ocean Education Specialist
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) seeks a contractor to support the Education and Outreach activities of the Ocean Education Team. The Ocean Education Team is responsible for developing activities and programs for family, adult, and teen audiences and training museum volunteers in ocean content and public engagement strategies. In the summer of 2017, the museum will open a Narwhal exhibit to connect visitors to Arctic research, Narwhal biology and behavior, Inuit culture, and climate change. New volunteers, activity cart(s), and special programs will accompany the exhibit. The summer of 2017 will also bring a number of opportunities for visitors to talk to scientists and community members working in the Arctic through live broadcasts and public programs.
The goal of this position is to support and develop the efforts that connect visitors to the exciting objects, content, and scientists related to the Arctic, climate change, and Inuit culture. The Ocean Education Specialist will assist education staff in recruiting, training, and coordinating a new cohort of volunteers for the museum’s Narwhal Exhibit. The Ocean Education Specialist will also assist education staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating live feed programming to the Arctic and other regions of the ocean. The person must work independently and as part of collaborative teams to schedule and organize volunteers and projects and will participate in planning meetings, maintain volunteer and live feed schedules, set up and facilitate programs and trainings, make visitor observations and data collections, and write reports related to the scope of work.
Download the Statement of Work and Application Instructions: http://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/contract_opportunities.html.
Applications are due on or before 5:00 PM in the vendor’s time zone on January 6, 2017.