Do you LOVE working with marine life? Would you ENJOY a position handling sea creatures and educating the public on environmental conservation? Does collecting marine specimens from the local beaches or aboard a boat sound EXCITING to you? How about leading beach walks and discussing the various species you encounter? Is interacting with, and participating in turtle rescue right up your alley? Then this service opportunity may be for you!
Gulf Specimen Marine lab has 3 full-time and 6 half-time positions available. Free housing available for full-time applicants from out of state.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
AmeriCorps members who participate in the GSML program will gain invaluable experience in leadership with transferable skills that will be useful to them as they move forward with their chosen careers. AmeriCorps members will gain leadership experience through 1) Serving as the face of GSML and interacting daily to teach visitors about the animals included in exhibits as well as how human choices can affect the animal's livelihoods as well as the overall ecosystem. 2) Serving as leaders in camp programs for children of all ages which will teach them to lead and manage groups effectively to balance learning and fun. 3) Serving as facilitators of open dialogue with participants following guest lecture topics to encourage input in reflective learning. Transferable skills gained by AmeriCorps members will include: 1) Animal husbandry, 2) Marine biology, 3) Engineering, design and of filtration systems that can be applied to other applications such as aquaculture, aquariums, etc. 4) Meeting facilitation, 5) Task/time management, 6) Education of school-aged children, 7) Adult education, 8) Program design and implementation.
College Degree, Credential or Certification
High School Graduate
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
18 - 80