Seaside Center Summer Naturalists (2) (Summer 2018)

Seasonal, full-time position. Old Greenwich, CT13 weeks beginning early June  through early September, 2018
35 hours per week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (one-hour unpaid lunch break),
Tuesday – Sunday, with flex day off. Must work weekends,  July 4, and
Labor Day Monday.  There may be times, especially at the beginning and
end of term, that fall outside the Tues. – Sun. schedule.

Position and Responsibilities:

The Naturalists for the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point
Park are responsible for the operation and care of the building and
marine touch tanks, under the supervision of Museum staff and in
cooperation with the Town of Greenwich. The Naturalists are responsible
for the development, implementation, staffing and evaluation of
educational programs at the Seaside Center as well as the supervision of
interns, volunteers and the general public.

These positions require a high degree of independence, managing the
public and groups of all ages, working in a marine environment, being
able to operate a vehicle, and dealing with facilities that are
unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged.

The position reports to Manager of Seaside Center (and other museum
staff as appropriate, e.g. manager of School/ Community Partnerships,
Volunteer Program Manager, Exhibitions Design, Curator of Science,
Finance or Facilities Maintenance). Comp/flex-time, as approved by

Illustrative Examples of Work:
•Oversees the operation of the Seaside Center as part of a two-person
•Responsible for the supervision and scheduling of interns and
•Monitors budgets under supervision of Museum staff.
•Keeps accurate records on Seaside Center attendance and volunteer
•Files weekly reports, as well as a season-end report to the Manager of
Seaside Center with attendance figures, volunteer hours, daily
activities, building maintenance, etc.
•Coordinates activities and building maintenance with the appropriate
Town of Greenwich officials through appropriate Museum staff, including
beach access for interns, volunteers and special groups.
•Schedules and organizes groups in coordination with the Bruce Museum
Seaside Center Manager.
•Develops education programs for general visitors, group visits, and
special public programs (i.e. nature walks, seining activities,
workshops, crafts, etc.).
•Trains, schedules and evaluates interns and volunteers.
•Maintains saltwater aquaria and responsible for the care and feeding of
marine life.
•Maintains daily cleanliness of Seaside Center facility.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Traits:
•Demonstrated management skills.
•Teaching experience.
•Knowledge of marine life and environmental science and ability to
handle natural history collection objects in accordance with general
museum practices.
•Knowledge of informal and museum/naturalist education methods.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Computer literate.
•Familiarity with general office procedures.
•Current driver’s license.
•US citizens only.

Recommended Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum studies or related
•Ability to work with children and adults of all ages.
•Knowledge of marine and terrestrial ecosystems.

Compensation $12 – $15/hour, dependent on experience.

Send cover letter and resume by 4/1/2018 to: Cynthia Ehlinger, Seaside
Center Manager, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, or
[email protected].