Job Posting: Husbandry Education AmeriCorps Member, Georgia Sea Turtle Center Jekyll Island, GA

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a unique new position we have open at The Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This position incorporates both husbandry and education components and is through our AmeriCorps program.

Duration of Program: March 2, 2015 to August 31, 2015

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC), opened on June 16, 2007, is a state-of-the-art facility focused on sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education. The GSTC is located on beautiful Jekyll Island, a barrier island along Georgia’s southeast coast. The GSTC includes an Interactive exhibit gallery, a viewing window into the veterinary care area, an elevated walkway though the rehabilitation pavilion and a gift shop. Visitors take a self-guided tour through the Center, which is enhanced by daily educational programs. We offer in-house and outreach programs to schools, tour groups and community organizations, and represent the GSTC at various environmental events.

Position Description and Essential Functions: The GSTC Husbandry Education Member is a fully integrated cross departmental position within the education and husbandry departments of the GSTC with a focus on interpretation of husbandry and veterinary care.

Member responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct and assist in developing educational programs from the hospital during patient treatments and procedures and assist with treatments and basic diagnostics as needed.
  • Conduct daily educational programs in hospital pavilion and exhibit gallery as necessary
  • Conduct and assist in developing husbandry education programs from the pavilion during ongoing daily husbandry tasks. Perform tank and filtration maintenance, diet preparation, feeding and behavioral observation as needed
  • Lead regular Behind the Scenes tours and Meet the Patients programs for general public and school programs
  • Create and maintain patient slide show for treatment room window
  • Participate in center outreach and special events opportunities
  • Assist with education program guide volunteer  training
  • Assist research department with animal husbandry tasks as necessary and permissible.
General Requirements:
  • Positive attitude
  • A desire to learn
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Well organized
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently or with a team
  • Flexible schedule

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • 18+ yrs of age
  • U.S Citizen
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. driver’s license
  • High school diploma
  • Preferred (but not required):
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Experience in education and animal husbandry

Salary and Benefits:  Stipend, education award, loan deferment provided, and housing available.

Housing: On-site shared house with utilities will be available with a $175 per month rent surcharge automatically deducted from payroll and $100 ($50 refundable) security deposit. Houses are air-conditioned and equipped with basic furniture, kitchen and bathroom supplies. You must provide your own linens, towels, & food.  Not provided but available: telephone, cable, and Internet (however there is free wireless available at various locations on JI).  JI parking pass will be supplied.

*Travel and transportation costs will not be covered by GSTC
*Essential functions need to be able to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.  Applicants who complete the online application process will receive an email receipt of submission to the email address provided.  If email confirmation is not received, applicant may contact Human Resources at 912-635-4086 for confirmation, however, due to the volume of applicants received, we are unable to provide information on application status after receipt.  All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview.  Selected applicants will be contacted for the next steps in the selection process. 

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation at: http://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/CareerHome.action?clientId=8a42a12b3d112ead013d1d282330684b

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