The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneer’s collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood businesses to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We share our discoveries with the public and nurture a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. Our education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among our next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, we serve over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute features the LabVenture Program which brings over 10,000 5th or 6th grade students in the state of Maine, from all 16 counties to the Cohen Center for Interactive Learning (CCIL) for a two-and-a-half-hour hands-on science experience.
Educators will host visiting 5th and 6th grade students from throughout Maine, facilitating a customized, multi-media marine science research program at GMRI’s newly renovated CCIL. Educators will work together as a team with other educators and the LabVenture and Cohen Center Program Manager (PM) to run the day-to-day operations of the CCIL. Educators will work five days per week during the school year and through the summer with a focus on student facing experiences.
The LabVenture staff is a collaborative and creative team that works together to build, grow, and evolve the LabVenture learning experience. The team is driven by big ideas and has big goals. In addition to the day-to-day operations of the CCIL and student visits, this position with contribute to current program efforts across the Education team focused on evaluating, extending, and deepening student learning and supporting classroom teachers in provide authentic science experiences.
Educators will be responsible for up to six 2.5 hour in-person programs each week as well as virtual programing as needed. Program duties include working with other educators to welcome the students, deliver/lead student presentations/discussions, assist students while they conduct research at their multi-touch research tables, monitor for and troubleshoot errors, monitor “chats”, and operating the "behind-the-scenes" technology.
Educators will also be responsible for preparing equipment and supplies, maintaining the Cohen Center, cleaning after each visit, and other responsibilities and tasks as they arise.
Each presentation is different and dynamic, necessitating extraordinary skills in preparation, improvisation, and response to the audience. A comfort with technology is a must for both in-person and virtual programs.
In addition to LabVenture programming, educators will spend approximately 8 hours a week collaborating and supporting the Education team including but not limited to teacher communications, event support, resource reviews, etc.
Other Preferred Qualifications
Diversity and Inclusion
Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. GMRI's employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
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Salary and Benefits:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
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