Paleonet: Position: PRI -- Nature Center Collaborations Coordinator
Robert M. Ross
rmr16 at cornell.edu
Fri Feb 29 22:17:40 GMT 2008
Fulltime position: PRI -- CNC Collaborations Coordinator at the
Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca, NY
Description: The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) seeks an
individual to develop, coordinate, and implement educational programming
for PRI's Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center (CNC). This
position will capitalize on the complementary strengths of these two
organizations, both located in Ithaca, NY, to offer high-quality natural
history programming to central New York audiences. This programming will
focus especially on Earth system history and processes, including the
evolution of landscapes and ecosystems.
The overall responsibility of this position is to create collaborations
between PRI and CNC and to foster a dynamic, interactive learning
environment within the Museum and the Cayuga Nature Center that maintains
both high standards of educational quality and high visitorship. Main job
responsibilities include expanding summer and school vacation day-camp
programs of both CNC and PRI, creating collaborations for teacher
professional-development programs, public and school group outreach
programs, creating a "field guide" to the CNC property, and developing
other areas for collaboration between these two organizations.
The PRI-CNC Collaborations Coordinator works during peak visitation of
public facilities of CNC and PRI (regular schedule of Tuesday-Saturday) and
on some holidays and special events. This position reports to the Director
of Public Programs and works closely with staff and volunteers at both the
Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree in an area of
natural sciences, museum studies, outdoor interpretation, or related field
preferred. Minimum of 2 years experience in museum education or similar
informal education venue preferred. The ideal candidate has broad interests
in Earth systems and the evolution of Earth and life, a passion for
informal education, excellent written and oral communication skills, and
experience working with diverse audiences. Candidate should be a dynamic
instructor, with excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable with
hands-on, inquiry-based education. Candidates should have reliable
transportation (travel reimbursed) for commuting between sites and to
Position begins May 2008.
Applications: Applicants should send a cover letter describing interest in
and qualifications for the position, a resume/CV, and a list of three
references (including address, phone number, and e-mail address) by email
to sls255 at cornell.edu or by mail to: Director of Public Programs,
Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Please apply by March 21st. Additional questions can be addressed to
Samantha Sands at 607-273-6623, ext. 22 or sands at museumoftheearth.org.
Robert M. Ross
Associate Director for Outreach
Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
P: 607.273.6623 x18
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