Visitor Programs Manager, Seymour Marine Discovery Center
University of California, Santa Cruz
JOB #: 1707021
FULL TIME; CAREER
Minimum Starting Salary: $3,058/monthly
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves planning, implementing and presenting educational programs that enhance public understanding of collections, research, exhibitions, and museum's subject areas. Conducts research, and develops and produces written educational materials. Develops and presents gallery talks, lectures, seminars, symposia, and other educational programs. May coordinate volunteers and / or docent program.
Researches, develops, implements, and presents museum education programs about collections, exhibitions, research, and related subject area content, to enhance public understanding. Coordinates programmatic logistics, including schedules, resources, budgets and training. Provides work direction and supervision to lower-level educators and volunteers.
The Visitor Programs Manager has full responsibility for providing daily visitor education at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center on the Coastal Science Campus. Under the general direction of the Seymour Center Director, the Visitor Programs Manager has overall responsibility for developing, managing and presenting educational experiences in the exhibit hall / aquarium, including public tours of marine lab facilities, natural reserve, and associated marine areas; providing extensive training, daily supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of visitor programs docents and exhibit guides who serve as the walk-in public's primary contact in the visitor hall; planning, implementing, and assessing public lectures, ocean-themed special days, and family events; training, supervising, and mentoring staff educators, university student employees and interns; and detailed visitor programs marketing, communications, and administration, including budget management for a busy, year-round operation. A key element is facilitating ongoing information exchange between marine science researchers and the public. The Visitor Programs Manager also serves as an integral education team member at the Seymour Center.
The overriding responsibility of the Visitor Programs Manager is to ensure the walk-in visiting public receives an excellent educational experience, emphasizing research in progress within the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of Long Marine Laboratory, a marine research and education facility within the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The Seymour Center is located on the UCSC Coastal Science Campus.
Excellent knowledge of central California marine science and natural history.
Understanding and appreciation of current marine research.
3-5 years demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing marine science programs for the general public.
Strong ability to engage children and adults in effective science education activities in museum or field setting.
Demonstrated experience in creating hands-on activities, including props and manipulatives.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 03-12-2017
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS
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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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