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Education Specialist
Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
Oakland County
United States
Full time
20 Dec 2018
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SEA LIFE Michigan. Where your career goes swimmingly!

Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis? Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin at SEA LIFE Michigan!

About The Role
The SEA LIFE Education Specialist develops and delivers exciting, fun and informative science education programs. As a Sea Life educator, you have the ability to deliver memorable experiences to guests, students and teachers every day!

* Develops, delivers and evaluates the educational programs and presentation scripts at the site to support the SEA LIFE brand.
* Ensure that the programs follow local educational standards and best practices in an informal science education setting. All programs must meet the needs of all of our guests: guests of any age, guests with special needs as well as students and teachers. Programs need to have a strong focus in line with SEA LIFE’s “Breed-Rescue-Protect” program.
* Develop high-quality educational materials, and promote these materials through the site’s web site and Hydra (SEA LIFE/MAWD’s on-line data base).
* Assists with the recruiting, training and evaluation of the site Educators to ensure that they are delivering the programs in a fun, engaging and impactful fashion. Provides coaching as necessary.
* Develops training materials for guest facing positions, and updates the materials regularly.
* Liaises with Education Specialists at other US SEA LIFE Aquariums to maintain consistency and quality of the educational programs.
* Working with the marketing and operations staff develops annual and three-year goals for program reach (number of programs, number of participants), educational impact, KPI impacts, and revenue.
* Responsible for organization and use of the site’s education classroom, along with any extra storage area for educational materials.
* Participates in the planning of new developments and exhibits at the site, to ensure that they are fun and engaging, and have appropriate and relevant educational content and information delivery systems.
* As needed, reviews the regional and site-specific digital and printed marketing and communication materials for accuracy. Updates and maintains the species ID panels, in collaboration with the Displays Curator.
* Maintain an inventory for all program props, education materials and supplies, maintains on-site SEA LIFE Library while liaising with the Displays Curator.
* Working with the Displays Curator, develops the educational goals as well as assists with the supervision of the guest interactions at the touch pool and within any other “animal ambassador” and/or dive programs. Ensures that all SEA LIFE/MAWD policies and procedures are followed with the highest level of animal wellness.
* Participates in local and – where possible – national education-related conferences and meetings, to build SEA LIFE’s credibility, develop personal education-related networks, and stay abreast of current informal science education thinking and methodologies.
* Participates in and supports the site’s Green Team, and takes a lead role in the site’s local conservation efforts.
* Supports the site’s involvement with the programs and campaigns of the SEA LIFE Trust.
* Develops and maintains excellent relations with local schools, including the home school community, and (where relevant) local colleges and universities.

Other duties as assigned.

About You
* Experience developing and delivering fun and engaging education programs in a formal or informal setting preferred
* Knowledge of informal learning and an understanding of current marine conservation issues.
* Self-starter, with a passion for the marine environment.
* Strong problem solving skills and dedicated to providing outstanding guest service.
* Requires the ability to remain calm under pressure.
* Requires strong organizational skills with a good attention to detail.
* Background in fish or animal care is a plus.
* Ability to work weekends and holidays, and extended hours, on a flexible schedule.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or related field

About The Benefits
Perhaps the biggest benefits of joining us are the outstanding opportunities for career development within our exciting, global organization.
Flexible hours
30% discount in the retail store
Merlin Magic Pass which give you free admission to Merlin attractions worldwide
Employee Assistance Program
Discounts through the Merlin Marketplace Website – on almost anything you buy online
Discounts through Plum Benefits – on tons of ticketed events
30% discount at and Skechers stores
FUN working environment and much more!

About Us
SEA LIFE is the world’s biggest aquarium. From sharks to sea turtles, and jellyfish to seahorses, SEA LIFE Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures worldwide.

Merlin Entertainments, plc. is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.

We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it…click here to see us in action!
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