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Herring Gut Learning Center

  • 59 Factory Road, Saint George, ME
  • limitedcompany

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Marine Science/Aquaculture Educator

Through hands-on study and experience in aquaculture and marine science, we teach students to embrace learning, appreciate science and the environment, and help them grow as individuals.


min experience

salary range

$38k - $42k / year

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Provides environmental education with an emphasis on marine science, including aquaponics and aquaculture. Audience K-12 and adults.


• Establishes, plans and delivers student programming throughout the year including curriculum/lessons aligned to Next Generation Science Standards for alternative and traditional learners within the traditional school year calendar

• Delivers activities to promote character development and team building skills in students

• Utilizes experiential instructional designs that provide students the opportunity to observe, question, investigate and problem solve
• Modifies teaching methods or materials to accommodate various student abilities and learning styles
• Instructs students individually and in groups both at the Herring Gut Learning Center (HGLC) facility and within the public school or community setting
• Utilizes technology as appropriate for preparation and student learning experiences
• Provides an environment of positive behavioral supports for all students
• Communicates with home school staff as appropriate regarding needs and progress of students
• Selects, stores, inventories and maintains classroom equipment materials and supplies
• Participates in the operation and maintenance of salt and freshwater hatchery labs, aquaponic greenhouse and salt water tanks
• Attends, collaborates and presents at professional meetings, conferences and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
• Collaboratively prepares and provides professional learning events for educators and interested parties
• Assists in recruitment of new participants in any of the HGLC offerings through marketing activities
• Nurtures existing collaborations with partnering organizations, school districts, and industry members by meeting regularly and participating in joint activities as appropriate
• Plans and participates in events for the public through speaking engagements, visual presentations, field tours and facility tours
• Works collaboratively within a team model
• Attends meetings called by the Executive Director or Board of Trustee members
• Participates in HGLC activities and events that include occasional evening and weekend hours

Special Benefits

• Contract is for 12 months of year: vacation days provided
• Salary range is $38,000 to $42,000 dependent upon degree and experience
• Benefits of health insurance and retirement

Minimum Requirements

• Minimum BS in biology, marine science, ecology, environmental science or closely related field
• Masters in related field preferred
• Minimum of one year of successful science instructional experience
• Knowledge of aquarium systems, aquaculture and aquaponics experience preferred
• Knowledge of differentiated instructional approaches to meet various learning styles
• Knowledge of positive behavioral approaches for working with students
• Experiences with multi-aged individuals
• Possess problem-solving, decision making and creative thinking abilities
• Demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic attitude
• Display flexibility to adjust mid-course on a day to day basis as determined by needs of
students and team members
• Demonstrate self-motivation, able to prioritize and self-initiate on daily basis
• Ability to work effectively “solo” and within a team environment
• Maine teacher certification (science emphasis) preferred
• Proficient with use of instructional and work environment technology equipment and software
• Certified in Advanced First Aid or willing to obtain certification
• Experience with virtual/remote teaching preferred

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