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Greater Farallones Association (GFA) is excited to continue the Marine Science Education
Fellowship program with two open positions that support candidates regardless of ability or
background interested in pursuing a career in educating others about the ocean, but have
little or no experience.
Selected candidates will be given the opportunity to build teaching skills and comfort working
with students, learn marine science curriculum, and have access to marine sanctuary
resources. GFA is committed to providing opportunities to the next generation of marine
scientists and educators from all backgrounds, and is dedicated to raising awareness and
stewardship of the vital ocean resources right off the San Francisco coast.
Marine Science Education Fellow positions available with the following programs:
LiMPETS Program (Long Term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students)
Oceans After School Program
The Marine Science Education Fellow will provide instructional and administrative program
support for either the LiMPETS or Oceans After School program as well as staff the Greater
Farallones Visitor Center desk once a week. Each fellow will be part-time staff with the
Greater Farallones Association and will require a commitment of 20 hours per week,
Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend work. Both positions are for October 2022 through
March 2023, with potential extension through June.
Marine Science Education Fellow Responsibilities
This is a range of possibilities tailored to your skills and program needs. Responsibilities
could include the following and will be worked out collaboratively at the beginning of the
Assist with the delivery of coastal science education programs, both in the classroom
(in-person or distance learning) and in the field.
Maintain a safe and inclusive environment for all students during lessons and in the
workplace where all staff feel they can bring their authentic selves.
Assist Program Coordinator in administration of programs, including outreach to
teachers and registration of students.
Manage program equipment and supplies.
Staff the Greater Farallones Visitor Center on a weekend day, greeting and engaging
guests in the exhibits.
Assist in the implementation of a teacher professional development workshop.
Assist in curriculum development and online educational resources, as needed.
May experience other program specific tasks.