Eco-Art Educator

Eco-Art Educator

Title:                            Eco-Art
Educator

FLSA Status:               Part-time Hourly (up to 40 hours a week)

Reports to:                 Education Program Manager

Salary:                          Commensurate with qualifications

Growth Potential:     Coordinator in 2 years

 

Essential Function:

Primary duty is to interpret
habitats, ecosystems, science, and the environment through the disciplines of
science and art for people of all ages engaging in Eco-Art experiences with
Artist Boat; and to assist with the development and delivery of summer camps,
afterschool, and residency programs. The educator must be able to clearly and
enthusiastically use the arts and science as the primary discipline to convey
knowledge and engage participants in project based learning.  The educator must develop and increase the
level of enrichment Artist Boat provides through these “in-class” programs
resulting in increased participation specifically in summer camps and
after-school programs offered on Artist Boat sites with direct pay services.

Summary Duties:


·      

Be able to work with a team member
to integrate art, marine biology, ecology, and ocean sciences into adventure program,
summer camps, and after school programs


·      

Present art and/or science skills
and knowledge to students and adults in order to facilitate the creation of
works of art interpreting the coastal margins and marine ecosystems of the Gulf
of Mexico.  Educator must be comfortable
teaching using various platforms including kayaks, vessel, on walking tours, on
campus habitats, in the classroom, and during habitat stewardship events;


·      

Master the content of the natural
history of the region, species identification, and master artistic media of
watercoloring;


·      

Maintain 1st aid and
CPR certification and American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor
Certification;


·      

Interact with persons of all ages
in a positive, professional, encouraging, and informative manner;


·      

Lift 80 pounds, load and unload a
kayak trailer, drive a standard transmission, trailer vehicles, spend 8 hours
outside on a regular basis;


·      

Clean and maintain all equipment
used for programs;


·      

Be able to design, implement,
teach, and deliver hands-on arts activities for Eco-Art Workshops, Adventures,
Residencies, and other signature programs or grants;


·      

Be able to assist in installation
of large scale public works and restored habitats or nativescaping;


·      

Enthusiastically learn, acquire,
and research knowledge about native flora, fauna, and ecosystems in order to
properly identify species and assist in interpretation of habitats;


·      

Represent Artist Boat and the
mission of Artist Boat during events and in the community;


·      

Be willing and able to drive to
destinations through out the Galveston Bay region to deliver programming, be
willing to work weekends, and be willing to fully commit to the mission of Artist
Boat;


·      

Fully understand the different
challenges, constraints, and hard work associated with non-profit work;


·      

Must pass background check and be
fingerprinted to work;


·      

Able to take on duties and  tasks as assigned and/or further implement
processes that improve the work environment;

Requirements:  Bachelor of Fine Arts and/or Bachelor of
Science; 1-3 years experience in visual arts, outdoors, nonformal science
education and/or environmental education, habitat management. Must want to learn about local
ecosystems through own studies and experiences. There is strong potential for
growth and advancement over a two to five year period for committed and
contributing employees.  Must be able
to attend American Canoe Association Instructor Course August 15-18, 2019. 

Please submit application package via SNAIL MAIL to
John Stokes, PO BOX 16019, Galveston Texas 77552 by July 8, 2019.  Package should include cover letter, resume,
college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  No calls please.  Start date August 9, 2019.

Due Date: Jul 30, 2019
Contact Name: John Stokes
Phone: 409-770-0722
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