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SEA LIFE New Jersey Aquarium. 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 New Jersey Aquarium at American Dream!

About The Role

Our SEA LIFE Education Specialist develops, delivers and evaluates guest, group, student and teacher informal science education programs, and assists in the training and evaluation of the SEA LIFE Educators. Coordination with the Displays Curator and the Education Specialists at other SEA LIFE Aquariums in North America, as well as with the larger informal science education community is expected.

Responsibilities:

• 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 conservation program.
• Develop high-quality educational materials, and promote these materials through the site’s website and throughout the SEA LIFE US education group
• 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.
• 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 homeschool community, and (where relevant) local colleges and universities.

About You

• Experience developing and delivering fun and engaging education programs in a formal or informal setting required, as is knowledge of informal learning and an understanding of current marine conservation issues. Self-starter, with a passion for the marine environment.
• Background in fish or animal care is a plus.
• 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.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

Required Education:

• Undergraduate degree in Life Sciences or a related field.
• Experience developing and delivering education programs in a formal or informal setting, with a focus on marine conservation, families and school-age children, is preferred.

About The Benefits

In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance, and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions worldwide - which also extend to family and friends, and much more. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.

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 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.