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#91244 Instructor - Museum Educator 1

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/20/2017

This is a 100% career appointment for one (1) year with the possibility of extension.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/11/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision of the School and Public Programs Managers, be responsible for the planning, implementation and presentation of year-round science education programming. Research and provide the highest-level of science content and accuracy for Education programs and activities appropriate for and in alignment with the Aquarium’s role as the public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego.

Program audiences include, but are not limited to, multi-generational groups, families, toddlers, adults, pre-K to 12 and college students, and teachers. Implement programs using appropriate materials, teaching strategies and curriculum, recommending revisions as needed. Assist in training, mentoring and evaluation of program instructors and volunteers.

  • Schedule needs be flexed to accommodate holidays and/or special events, as needed.

  • Some programs involve outdoor, water or sea-going activities and may require lifting tanks and equipment plus handling live organisms.


  • BA or BS in marine science, environmental science, or related natural sciences or in education with science specialization, or combination of related educational background and teaching in the subject matter; or equivalent experience.

  • Two (2+) or more years experience teaching in an informal science education institution, with a strong emphasis in science interpretation and integration.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational program content and objectives in appropriate subject area.

  • Educational programs delivery and management skills including experience working collaboratively with a team of diverse individuals.

  • Proven understanding of and ability to teach basic marine, Earth and atmospheric science concepts, including the nature and process of science.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills to work on program or targeted audience needs assessments.

  • Strong effective reading, verbal, written communications and presentation skills.

  • Computer skills with business software systems in the completion of work assignments (for example, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to follow directions and adhere to established guidelines and procedures.


Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check, National Registry of Sex Offender, and DMV record results.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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$15.37 - $16.76 /hour
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Days, 8 hrs/day, TBD