Junior Educator Volunteers

image descriptionThe Education & Volunteer departments are excited to begin our application process for the 2015 Summer Junior Educator Program. We are looking for responsible students, high school freshmen through seniors who are interested in volunteering for our AquaCamps and Public Programs teams. Experience with public speaking is a plus, but not required. Junior Educators will need to commit to onsite training days and to working two days per week* during the summer. *Accommodations can be made for prior commitments within reason and with ample notice.*




Junior Educator Volunteer Description


The program is designed to give each participant a chance to develop leadership skills through planning and delivering environmentally focused education programs at The Florida Aquarium. Participants will learn:

·              Marine science content

·         How to deliver or interpret information for guests

·         How to deliver extraordinary customer service to our guests

·         How to convey and present scientific information to families at community events

·         How to work with children ages 3 - 9 in a camp setting
·        Best practices for caring for animals and techniques for interpretive presentations

To apply for the program, please fill out the application* upload updated application and return the completed form to The Florida Aquarium at the address provided no later March 6th, 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered for eligibility. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and  phone interviews will be scheduled. The training portion of the program will commence in late March. The tentative training dates are as follows:


  Saturday March 28th from 9am - 3pm – Introduction/Overview

   Wednesday April 8th from 6pm-9pm – Camps

  Wednesday April 22nd from 6 - 9pm – Camps

  Wednesday May 6th from 6 - 9pm – Program animals

  Saturday May 16th from 9am - 3pm – Camps


Contact the Education Department

E-mail Address: education@flaquarium.org

Phone Number: 813-273-4015