Contract and Employment Opportunities
Last Updated: 10 January 2017
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Ocean Education Specialist
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) seeks a contractor to support the Education and Outreach activities of the Ocean Education Team. The Ocean Education Team is responsible for developing activities and programs for family, adult, and teen audiences and training museum volunteers in ocean content and public engagement strategies. In the summer of 2017, the museum will open a Narwhal exhibit to connect visitors to Arctic research, Narwhal biology and behavior, Inuit culture, and climate change. New volunteers, activity cart(s), and special programs will accompany the exhibit. The summer of 2017 will also bring a number of opportunities for visitors to talk to scientists and community members working in the Arctic through live broadcasts and public programs.
The goal of this position is to support and develop the efforts that connect visitors to the exciting objects, content, and scientists related to the Arctic, climate change, and Inuit culture. The Ocean Education Specialist will assist education staff in recruiting, training, and coordinating a new cohort of volunteers for the museum’s Narwhal Exhibit. The Ocean Education Specialist will also assist education staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating live feed programming to the Arctic and other regions of the ocean. The person must work independently and as part of collaborative teams to schedule and organize volunteers and projects and will participate in planning meetings, maintain volunteer and live feed schedules, set up and facilitate programs and trainings, make visitor observations and data collections, and write reports related to the scope of work.
Applications are due on or before 5:00 PM in the vendor’s time zone on January 6, 2017.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Q?rius Administrative Assistant
Q?rius The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center is an innovative 10,000 square foot interactive space developed and operated by the NMNH Office of Education & Outreach. NMNH developed Q?rius as a learning laboratory, to create, test, and eventually disseminate innovative, experimental ways to use the unique resources of the largest natural history museum in the world to address critical needs in scientific and cultural literacy. The mission of the museum is to understand the world and our place in it. The mission manifests itself in Q?rius with opportunities to consider not just the natural world, but how humanity – our cultures and our actions – is an integral part of it. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) seeks a full-time contractor to provide administrative, operational and design support and services for Q?rius in the Experience Design and Evaluation branch of the Office of Education and Outreach. The work would begin on or around March 1st, 2017 and be completed by September 30th, 2017, with a potential for extension or a staff position for the right candidate. The work will be approximately 40 hours per week onsite at the Museum.
Applications are due on or before 5:00 PM in the vendor’s time zone on January 31, 2017.
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