Seal Rescue Ireland is a very busy marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility located in Courtown, Co. Wexford. It is the only seal rehabilitation facility in Ireland and responds to strandings nationwide. Most distressed seal calls are for Grey and Common Seal pups who
have been injured, orphaned, or ill. The facility is currently accepting applications for an Education Coordinator starting Spring Summer 2018. This position can be full time or part time for a minimum commitment of 6 months. Priority will be given to those who can commit to the position for a longer period of time.
Reports to: Operations Manager
Job Summary: The Education Coordinator will be in charge of everything related to the various education programs which cater to children as young as 4 years old all the way up to
presentations geared towards adults. The coordinator will need to be able to plan, develop and execute educational programs, crafts, games, materials and activities which are tailored to each group’s specific needs, interests and curriculum. They will plan/attend community
outreach events, fundraisers, and conferences and promote awareness of SRI’s mission of marine conservation. They will also be responsible for training interns and volunteers on giving daily educational tours of the Centre as well as providing customer care at the gift shop.
There may be some involvement in assisting in the husbandry care and maintenance of rehabilitation animals if interested.
Requirements: Applicants must have a background and dedicated interest in areas of study such as Zoology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Education, Oceanography, Child
Development or related field. Background knowledge of marine mammals is preferred but not required. Applicants must be organized, personable, self-motivated, resourceful and have experience facilitating events and lessons for large groups. They will be expected to manage
staff and volunteers appropriately. Great networking and public speaking skills are a must.
Employees will be expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and diplomacy whenever they are representing Seal Rescue Ireland. We are looking for a candidate that
works well with others and is comfortable around individuals of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will help take the education program to the next level. Finally, applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an
ever-changing work environment, and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays.
• Schedule and coordinate all educational programs
• Create educational plans and materials
• Plan and attend community outreach events to represent SRI
• Plan and assist with fundraisers
• Lead groups of children and adults in educational activities
• Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals (if interested)
• Provide assistance to the rehabilitation staff as needed
• Give educational tours of the facility to visitors
• Train new interns on giving educational tours of the facility and working the gift shop
• Performs other duties relating to the Centre’s goals and mission statement as required.
This is an unpaid position. Intern housing is available for 85 Euro/week for a first come
first serve basis (including food). Interns are responsible for all travel expenses.
Send a resume and cover letter to:
Attention: Education to firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 087 1955 393 www.sealrescueireland.org Find us on Facebook