job with a communication focus at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium

Guest Experience Conservation Interpreter

The Conservation Interpreter for Guest Experience will work within the Interpretation and Training team in developing training and coaching for staff and volunteers with a strong focus on topics related to conservation messaging. This position also directs and manages a community website,, and engages a growing community of informal science educators communicating with the public about climate change.  The Conservation Interpreter also guides the website’s content and development, marketing and outreach, and works closely with other informal science education institutions to increase the vibrancy of the community on to advance effective climate change communication.

Core Responsibilities

  • Create training and materials materials to strengthen the ability of staff and volunteers to interpret climate change and other conservation issues
  • Liaise with Conservation and Science staff to communicate key conservation messages to aquarium staff and volunteers
  • Manage online and social engagement through the Climate Interpreter site, social media and email communications
  • Manage content and audience engagement for the Climate Interpreter website (; ensure the website is fully functional and provides a clear and pleasing user experience
  • Monitor scientific literature and other resouces to maintain current knowledge of content related to climate change and other selected conservation topics
  • Complete individual and collaborative projects as assigned
  • Regularly evaluate and report on website use/traffic analytics and user experience, as well as the health and vibrancy of the online community at Climate Interpreter
  • Represent the Monterey Bay Aquarium and conservation partners on issues related to the Climate Interpreter website and on “communicating climate change and the ocean” at conferences and meetings, and with internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide administrative support as needed to meet NOAA, NSF or other grant program requirements
  • Provide support and oversight of volunteer guide shifts as assigned
  • Support public programs through delivery of assigned programs and assistance with developing conservation content for programs
  • Work with Volunteer Engagement to develop and implement a volunteer Conservation Ambassador program

Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and oral communications
  • Specific knowledge of climate science and science communication practices
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook), including a working knowledge of internet sites sufficient to manage the operation and development of a website
  • Ability to read and understand current research findings related to climate science and other marine conservation issues, and to communicate that knowledge through a variety of media

Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education

  • Training or educating others in a non-formal learning environment
  • Working with or supervising volunteers

Ancillary Responsibilities

  • Assisting with training and supervision of volunteers
  • Participating in the delivery of guest programs as appropriate
Job Details
Reference # 19690
Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Location(s) Monterey Bay
Expertise Education & Guest Programs
Work type(s) Regular, Full Time
Job level(s) Entry/graduate, Experienced
More details (document)
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Teresa J. Merry, SPHR
Chief Human Resource Officer

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