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 LabVenture Program 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. The LabVenture Visit Manager will be responsible for up to six 2.5 hour in-person programs each week as well as virtual programming as needed. This position will manage a small team of LabVenture Educators who collectively run daily operations of the program including welcoming students, delivering/leading student presentations/discussions, assisting students while they conduct research at their multitouch research tables, monitoring for and troubleshooting errors, monitoring “chats,” and operating the "behind-the-scenes" technology.
Each student group 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. The LabVenture Visit Manger is responsible for the success of day-to-day operations of the LabVenture program. In addition to LabVenture programming, educators will play a role in the larger Education team spend approximately 10-20% of their time collaborating and supporting the Education goals including put not limited to facilitating teacher professional development, curriculum creation and review, program evaluation, etc. 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 will spend approximately 8 hours a week collaborating with and supporting program efforts across the Education department focused on evaluating, extending, and deepening student learning and supporting classroom teachers to provide authentic science experiences. The Visit Manager will also work with other Education program managers to balance tasks, workloads, and schedules across programs.
Resource creation, dissemination, and evaluation
Other Preferred Qualifications
Diversity and Inclusion
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Salary and Benefits
Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Other Benefits of Position
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