THROUGH: Michigan State University Extension
LOCATION: Lake Erie Metropark (primary), Lake St. Clair Metropark (secondary)
$11.22 per hour
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
TO APPLY: Contact Steve Stewart,, (586) 469-7431

This is an experiential education position for an individual to work with the Great Lakes Education Program (GLEP) and Summer Discovery Cruises (SDC) in SE Michigan. The individual will work under the supervision of the Senior District Extension Sea Grant Educator.

Primary responsibility will be vessel–based education during the Spring and Fall Great Lakes Education Program season, as well as our Summer Discovery Cruise season. Responsible with other GLEP/SDC staff for conducting varied hands‐on learning activities aboard the schoolship.

Work week for GLEP is Monday–Friday. Work week for SDC is five days, including weekends. Work may also include general duties supplemental to GLEP/SDC, such as greeting the public, maintenance, exhibit preparation assistance, and other duties assigned. Duties may also include some general youth education program work.

Bachelor’s Degree in biology, education or related field required. Must have good communication and presentation skills. Aquatic science or natural history background desired. Previous interpretive work or fieldwork preferred. Boating experience preferred. Must love working outdoors. Benefits are not included.