LabVenture Assistant

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Portland, ME, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024
Job Type
Part-time
Description

JOB TITLE: LabVenture Assistant- Part-Time-20 hours/week

SUPERVISOR: LabVenture Visit Manager

Pay Grade: 2 Pay Grade Range: $38,480- $50,600 (Full-time equivalent salary)

Salary Range: $20/hour

Overview:

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) develops and delivers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. We are dedicated to the resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it. To learn more, visit gmri.org.

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. LabVenture Educators host visiting students, facilitating a customized, multimedia marine science research program. Educators will work together as a team and with the Program Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the CCIL.

Assistants will be responsible for up to five 2.5 hour in-person programs each week as well as virtual programming as needed. Program duties include working with other Educators to welcome the students, deliver/lead student presentations/discussions, assist students while they conduct research at their multi-touch research tables, and monitor for errors.

Educators will also be responsible for preparing equipment and supplies, maintaining the Cohen Center, cleaning after each visit, and other responsibilities and tasks as they arise.

Each presentation is different and dynamic, necessitating the ability to be prepared, improvise, and respond to the audience. A comfort with technology is a must.

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 assist with program improvements and support efforts across the Education department as time allows.

Desired Start Date for this position is early August, 2024. This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Preparing CCIL materials and supplies for school visits
  • Leading up to six 2.5 hour in-person programs per week in coordination with other educators and the Visit Manager
  • Supervising students and providing technical assistance as needed during programs
  • Maintaining positive teacher-student relations with groups coming to CCIL
  • Collaborating with the LabVenture team to continuously improve the program and student experience.
Requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • Experience working with elementary/middle-school-age children highly desired
  • Public speaking skills
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic environment with a highly motivated team
  • Comfort working with technology
  • Ability to work at our building in Portland on a regular schedule (some flexibility in day and time)
  • Successful candidates will be required to pass a background check

Diversity and Inclusion

GMRI has a long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. GMRI's employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

Applicants and employees are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify their race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and veteran status to assist GMRI in fulfilling various data reporting requirements of the federal government. This self-identification is completely voluntary, will be kept strictly confidential and separate from your application data, and used only to meet federal reporting requirements. Providing or declining to provide this information will not result in adverse action of any kind.

Salary and Benefits:

Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Salary: $20/hour

Application Instructions:

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected. The deadline to submit applications is June 16th, 2024.