Position Announcement- Education and Community Outreach Assistant
Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC) is looking for an enthusiastic, hard working Education and Community Outreach Assistant. This position provides the opportunity to gain experience with outdoor environmental and hands-on science education programs as well as outreach and public engagement activities.
The new member of our team will work with staff to implement school and community education programs to audiences of all ages. Our programs are designed to foster a deeper scientific understanding of the bioregion and build personal connections with the natural world around us. This position will take the lead on some programming and assist in the design and delivery of other programs.
School year programs currently include our inquiry-based Discovery Room (currently engaging 4th-6th and 9th grades), Outreach Discovery for rural Alaskan communities, and leading a local team at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The individual in this position will spearhead this year’s implementation of the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Challenge at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl competition in Seward. This individual will help create a variety of outreach products and public engagement activities, including scheduling, advertising, and leading our Community Lecture Series. Opportunities for travel to deliver programs within other Alaskan communities may arise. This will be a part time position. For further details please see announcement
Position Announcement – Biological Technician or Research Assistant
The Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC; www.pwssc.org), a non-profit research and education institution located in Cordova, Alaska, is accepting applications for a Biological Technician or Research Assistant. The successful candidate will assist with both field and laboratory studies of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) as part of the Herring Research and Monitoring program, as well as Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha and O. keta) as part of the stream component of the Hatchery-Wild Salmon Interactions program. The work involves laboratory analysis related to the energetics of herring and other forage fishes, sample management, data entry, database management, and logistical planning for both herring and salmon field seasons. Some data analysis and report writing for both projects is also desired. Opportunity exists to participate in fieldwork for the Hatchery-Wild Salmon Interactions program during the late winter and summer of 2015. For further details please see announcement