Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of January 24, 2011 (Part 1)

Work Studies and other Summer Opportunities
1. Columbian Park Zoo Computer Marketing Tech
2. Columbian Park Zoo Education Assistant
3. Equestrian Camp Counselor
4. North Carolina Aquariums Special Activities Instructor
5. North Carolina Aquariums Seasonal Educator

Internships
6. North Carolina Aquariums Education Intern
7. Equine Reproduction Management Internship
8. Virginia Tech Summer Sporthorse Internship
9. Denver Botanical Gardens Internship
10. Granor Farms Internship


1. Columbian Park Zoo Computer Marketing Tech

Position is for those students with Work Study eligibility. Position is located off campus at Columbian Park Zoo, 1915 Scott Street, Lafayette, IN; City Bus stop is nearby.

Responsibilities: Posting weekly updates on zoo's website and social networking sites

Requirements: Must work well in a team setting and be detail-oriented. Must use parameters within zoo's established website software. Basic knowledge of photography and downloading images required. Must possess effective communication skills and be able to work independently on projects.

Hours per week: 8-12
Rate of pay: $7.75 per hour

This position does not offer direct interaction with animals, however, it does provide an opportunity to have a paid position at a zoo.

Those students who may be interested need to send their resume, amount of Work Study award, and their availability (block schedule format is preferred) to me as soon as possible.

Claudine Laufman
Director
Columbian Park Zoo
1915 Scott Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
Phone: 765.807.1541
Fax: 765.807.1547
www.columbianparkzoo.org


2. Columbian Park Zoo Education Assistant

Position is for those students with Work Study eligibility. Position is located off campus at Columbian Park Zoo, 1915 Scott Street, Lafayette, IN; City Bus stop is nearby.

Responsibilities: Preparing and researching materials for programs, handling live animal ambassadors, assisting with a variety of educational programs such as camps, pre-school classes and health care visits, may need to speak publicly on occasion.

Requirements: Must enjoy working with both children and live animals in a team setting. Must be detail-oriented and feel comfortable engaging with the public. Must possess effective communication skills and be able to work independently on projects.

Hours per week: 8-15
Rate of pay: $7.50 per hour

Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday mornings preferred; Saturday afternoon availability also desired. Some flexibility in schedule may be available for the successful candidate.

Those students who may be interested need to send their resume, amount of Work Study award, and their availability (block schedule format is preferred) to me as soon as possible. I would like to schedule interviews later this week and have our new employee in place next week.

Claudine Laufman
Director
Columbian Park Zoo
1915 Scott Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
Phone: 765.807.1541
Fax: 765.807.1547
www.columbianparkzoo.org


3. Equestrian Camp Counselor

$2,550-$2,750

Specialty program for campers age 11 - 15. Instruct riding lessons each morning/afternoon at Equestrian center. Center has 4 outdoor rings and 1 indoor ring. Instructors are needed for beginners through advanced in both English (ie: jumping, dressage) and Western (ie: reining, western pleasure, trail). Class sizes are 4 - 6. We are CHA site accredited and adhere to their safety practices. Evenings on duty are w/cabin group participating in regular camp programming. Counselors also lead devotions each night in their cabin. Must have completed at least freshman yr of college. Staff training begins May 29. We would greatly appreciate you considering our summer program for employment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amie Gleason (Equestrian Director) at 1-800-382-2267 (inside IN only), office phone 765-564-2898 or e-mail at amieg@camptecumseh.org. More information can be found at our web site: www.camptecumseh.org. Applications can also be downloaded and submitted from there.

Amie Gleason
Equestrian Director
Camp Tecumseh YMCA
765-564-2898


4. North Carolina Aquariums Special Activities Instructor

POSITION:
Special Activities Instructor

LOCATION:
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3494

DURATION:                
May - September, 2011 (May be flexible)
30 - 40 hours per week
Some nights, holidays and weekend work required

SALARY:
$10.30 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants should be articulate and have good public speaking and organizational skills. Candidates must either have or be in pursuit of a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field. If in pursuit of such a degree, applicants must have completed at least two years towards degree. Prior experience working with the public, adaptability to different teaching situations, a flexible schedule, and a valid driver's license are required. CPR, first aid, teaching experience, water safety skills, experience working with children, and a working knowledge of the Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Special Activities at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island are hands-on programs, which deal with a small number of participants for several hours at a time. Such programs include but are not limited to: children's summer camps, fishing programs, crabbing classes, marine animal programs, behind the scenes tours, animal feeding programs, birthday parties, overnight programs, field trips to the beach and estuary, and other programs in the field/water. The summer Special Activities Instructors will be responsible for assisting with the above education programs and teaching some of these programs in their entirety at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Daily requirements of the instructor will include conducting programs, speaking to small groups of people of all ages, handling live animals, assembling education materials, driving a fifteen-passenger van of participants for field trips, and possibly assisting with other daily program responsibilities inside the main public areas of the Aquarium.

DEADLINE:
All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2011

TO APPLY:
A North Carolina State Application Form PD-107 is required, and may be downloaded from the NC Office of State Personnel website at http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm . Cover letter and resume are optional, but they will NOT take the place of the State Application PD-107 form.

Mail completed applications to:
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Attn: Beth Wilcox 
P.O. Box 967
Manteo, NC 27954

Contact Information:
Beth Wilcox 
Special Activities Coordinator
252-473-3494, ext. 246
Beth.Wilcox@ncaquariums


5. North Carolina Aquariums Seasonal Educator

POSITION:
Seasonal Educator

LOCATION:
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3494

DURATION:
April 1 - September 30, 2010 (May be flexible)
35-40 hours per week; evening, weekend, and holiday work required

SALARY:
$10.30 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills and interact well with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers. Graduation from a four-year college is required; candidates must have a degree in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec, or a related field. Prior experience working with the public, adaptability to different teaching situations, a flexible schedule, and a valid driver's license are required. Teaching experience and a working knowledge of the Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Seasonal Education Assistants provide education support at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: conducting public education programs (sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish, etc.); handling live animals; introducing and showing videos; introducing guest speakers; providing information to Aquarium visitors, including teachers, students, and general public; staffing discovery carts and learning stations; answering questions in various galleries; monitoring the Close Encounters tanks; assisting with other tasks as assigned. These positions require the ability to assemble education materials, to research marine and aquatic topics, and to speak to small and large audiences. Additional responsibilities and projects will be assigned by the Education Curator or the full-time Educator.

DEADLINE:
5:00 P.M. Thursday, March 10, 2011

TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter, current resume, and state application form PD-107, which may be downloaded from the World Wide Web at www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/gnrlinfo.htm#app
Mail to: NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
C/O Pat Raves
PO Box 967/374 Airport Rd.
Manteo, NC 27954


6. North Carolina Aquariums Education Intern

Position:
Education Intern

Location:
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
PO Box 967, 374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954                 
252-473-3494

Duration:
10 week positions (start/end dates are flexible)
35-40 hours per week; evening, weekend, and holiday work required

Salary:
$ 8.25 per hour.

Qualifications:
Applicants should be articulate; have good public speaking and organizational skills, and interact positively with the general public, children, co-workers, and volunteers. Candidates should be majoring in Biology, Marine Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Parks and Rec., or a related field. A flexible schedule and a valid driver's license are required. Prior experience working with the public and a working knowledge of Outer Banks flora and fauna are preferred, but not required.

Job Description:
Interns are an integral part of the NC Aquarium's Education team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting up, announcing, and showing educational videos; conducting public programs on various marine/aquatic topics (sea turtles, sharks, alligators, river otters, jellyfish, wetlands, beachcombing, marine mammals, etc.); handling live animals; staffing discovery carts; monitoring visitor behavior and answering questions at the touch tanks; and being on the floor interacting with Aquarium visitors. Each intern will complete a project during his or her 10-week internship. Projects will be conceived, designed and presented by the intern per the approval of permanent staff. The Education curator or the full-time Educators will assign additional responsibilities and projects.

Deadline:
5:00 P.M. Thursday, March 10, 2011

To Apply:
Send a cover letter of interest, current resume, up-to-date transcript, letter of reference from a professor. Mail to:
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
C/O Dia Hitt
PO Box 967/374 Airport Rd.
Manteo, NC 27954


7. Equine Reproduction Management Internship

January ASAP – June, 2011
RX Acres Belgians, Brookston, IN
http://www.rxacresbelgians.com/facilities.html
Melissa Brown, Breeding Manager
Undergraduate Special Project credit is planned in advance

Expectations/Duties:

Intern Criteria/Attributes:

Application: E-mail a current resume with a cover letter describing your horse background, career interests, personal goals and motivation to be derived from this internship to agmanager@prophetstown.org directly. Be sure to state what you will bring to RX Acres and this internship position.


8. Virginia Tech Summer Sporthorse Internship

The Summer Sporthorse Breeding Internship will be offered during the summer of 2011 and is based at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center in Middleburg, Virginia. This 420-acre facility is located in the heart of Northern Virginia's hunt country and is home to Virginia Tech's internationally-regarded sporthorse breeding program.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2011.

The internship will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of a large-scale research facility, outreach center and commercial horse operation. This is an immersive learning environment for those students who are sincere in their desire to secure employment in the horse industry and/or pursue post-baccalaureate education in veterinary or graduate school. This novel program provides substantive and authentic experiences which are truly transformative, resulting in the ultimate capstone experience.

As an intern, students will:

Furthermore, interns will collaborate with faculty, staff, graduate students and fellow interns to complete daily tasks and coordinate events and research projects, thus developing essential organizational and communication skills. Finished interns will have a greater appreciation of and proficiency in skills necessary to work on larger equine operations. Interns will have a greater understanding of the scientific method, including experimental design and implementation, and will be able to demonstrate improvement in their critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, collaboration and independent learning skills.

This internship is appropriate for students entering their junior or senior year in the fall semester following the internship. The internship is open to current undergraduate students at Virginia Tech or any other institution in the United States or Canada . Students graduating in May 2011 will also be considered. The internship generally runs from early- to mid-May through mid-August. Current students may receive college credit if desired. Housing is provided.

For an application, please visit: http://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/middleburg/undergrad-education/internship/index.html . For questions about the program, please contact Dr. Rebecca K. Splan at rsplan@vt.edu or 540-687-3521 ext 26.

Rebecca K. Splan
Associate Professor, Equine Science
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
Virginia Tech MARE Center
5527 Sullivans Mill Road
Middleburg VA 20117
Ph: 540-687-3521 ext 26
Fx: 540-687-5362
Cell: 540-392-8374
http://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/middleburg


9. Denver Botanical Gardens Internship

Position: Summer Internship - Paid internship

Summer internships at DBG immerse students in public gardening. Our internships provide the hands-on experience that employers value.

Interns work alongside our knowledgeable horticulture staff in the wide variety of daily activities that are required to keep a CSA growing and productive – planting, watering, weeding, mulching, pruning, etc.

Chatfield CSA - work with our new CSA at our Chatfield location, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, distributing produce, etc.

The Details:

Ann Montague
Horticulturist
MontaguA@botanicgardens.org
909 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-356-0958 Fax: 720-865-3679


10. Granor Farms Internship

3480 Warren Woods Rd.
Three Oaks, MI 49128
Position: Internship

General Description: Granor Farms located in Three Oaks, MI is a 28-acre mixed vegetable farm that is Environmentally Verified through the State of Michigan and is preparing for USDA Organic Certification this year. We are committed to sustainable practices as both a business and an environmental steward. We are a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) focused farm that also participates in a variety of Farmer's Markets, Co-ops and other venues.

We're looking for energetic persons ready to engage in a professional growing environment as farming interns. Must have a strong work ethic. Farm experience is preferred.

Internship Starts: May 1, 2011
Internship Ends: October 31, 2011
Number of Interns: 4
Application Deadline: Rolling.
Minimum Length of Stay: Two Months.
Meals: All meals will be provided on farm. We love cooking.

Skills Desired: Strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to follow directions and flexibility (we work with what nature gives us). Must be able to live, work, and eat in close quarters with up to 4 other interns. You should be able to lift 50 lbs, work outside all day in all weather conditions ranging from hot and humid to cold and rainy. Must be able to interact amiably with customers.

Educational Opportunities: We want interns to have opportunities to explore their own interests. When not in direct conflict with farm work we encourage interns to look into attending conferences, and utilizing our own resources (books, manuals, research papers). We are also excited to work with interns on farming oriented projects that they may want to pursue.

Stipend: $250-300 Month
Housing: Brand new loft bunks are available with shared common space for interns. All furnished.

Internship Details: Daily meetings between interns, workers and the farm manager will occur to begin and breakdown each workday. The goal being to efficiently discuss work details and get each intern to where they can operate in a confidant independent manner. Each intern will be expected to participate in every aspect of the farm.

Work will include greenhouse and field planting (both direct seeding and transplanting), weeding, IPM scouting, harvesting, washing, packaging, loading and much more (especially weeding). Trips into Chicago and other locations to help with the Farmer's Market and with the CSA deliveries will also be required. Interns will be expected to help with cleaning and maintenance of grounds, personal and shared space.

Contact (Preferred method Of Contact: Phone or Email):
Rob Buono (Owner)
[Cell] 312-504-6553
Rob@granorfarm.com
OR
Jesse Rosenbluth (Manager)
[Cell] 773-706-2760
Jesse@granorfarm.com
1/18/11


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