The Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station is now accepting applications for support staff for two sessions of its three-week high school summer ecology course, Wildlife Ecology Research. Two nine week positions (June 6-August 7, 2016) are available. Applicants must have completed a BA/BS degree, preferably in a science related field. Staff is responsible for providing student supervision before and after classes each day, overnight, and on occasional non-academic days. Additionally, staff is responsible for shopping for food; assisting students with meal planning and preparation; overseeing the completion of household duties; planning evening and non-academic day activities; and assisting students with assignments. Staff will also have the opportunity to act as a teaching assistant for field based classes, tutor students daily lectures, and teach their own field-based lesson if desired. Training and course preparation will begin June 6- prior to the start of the first session. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong interest and/or experience in field ecology and research, science education, science tutoring, outdoor trip leading/camp counselor, and cooking and meal planning for groups of 12
Course Description: Wildlife Ecology Research is an intensive three week program where rising juniors and senior high school students learn basic ecological principles through hands-on research experience. Two sessions will run summer 2016 each consisting of 9-12 students who will live and work at the field station learning ecology and performing small group research projects. For more information about the program visit the Wildlife Ecology Research page
Residential Coordinator Responsibilities Providing supervision for students before and after class each day, overnight, and non-academic days Assisting students in meal preparation and the completion of household duties Planning nightly and non-academic day activities
Field Teaching Assistant Responsibilities Assisting students with assignments including synthesizing primary literature and the development and completion of independent research projects Acting as teaching assistant in the field for visiting guest lecturers Developing a field-based ecology lesson on a topic of interest
Duration: June 6-August 7, 2016
Salary: $4500 - $5000 (based on applicant experience) plus room and board
BA/BS in a science related field
Group supervisory experience
Desirable Additional Qualifications:
Valid driver’s license
Experience/interest in field biology and research
Experience/interest in science education
Previous experience as a summer camp counselor
Experience cooking and meal planning for groups of 12
Experience team building
Natural history knowledge pertinent to New York/the Northeast
To apply Applications considered until positions filled or Monday, May 2 whichever comes first Assemble into a single PDF or WORD document and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Applicant’s Last Name WER RCTA” in the subject line:
A cover letter describing your interest and reason for applying as well as the skills you will bring to the position. As the position is both a residential coordinator and teaching assistant, applicants should feel free to elaborate on skills such as the ability to plan meals for large groups and include sample meal plans that accommodate vegetarians and people with allergies, in addition to information on research and teaching skills including ideas for field research projects or a lesson plan for a guest lecture geared towards high school students
A current CV/resume no more than 2 pages in length.
Two letters of reference. Submitted separately to the above email address.
The Huyck Preserve is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or veteran’s status.
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