Jobs At Herring Gut

Herring Gut Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, political affiliation, age, or religious beliefs in the administration of its programs.

Summer Camp Marine Educator Intern

Job Description 

Hours: 7.5 weeks, approximately 250 hour position with the potential of earning college credit based on sending college’s policies.

Time Frame: The internship will begin on July 5th, 2018 and end Friday, August 17th, 2018 with time for training and debriefing after camp included.

Pay: $2,750 total stipend paid bi-weekly with on-site housing provided (please see housing terms)

Description: Herring Gut Summer Camp is a co-ed marine science day camp for children ages 6-13. The goal of this program is to inspire young people to explore, discover, and learn about Maine’s marine resources through the unique hands-on Herring Gut experience. The Summer Camp Marine Education intern will help manage the camp with program, education, and administrative responsibilities. Through this internship, candidates can expect to gain valuable marine science experience and teaching and leadership skills.


-Education campers in the classroom and field

-Organizing and leading marine science-based activities, games, and art projects

-Supervising campers on excursions to field sites

-Ensuring the safety of all campers

-Being a role model to campers in attitude and behavior

-Working as a team with other camp staff members

-Assisting in set-up and clean up of camp each day

-Helping with other Herring Gut operations as needed

-Provide safe transportation of all campers in HGLC van


-First Aid and CPR Certification strongly desired

-Valid driver’s license

-Lifeguard certification desired

-Ability to work well with children


-Creative, flexible, positive attitude, and sense of humor

If you are interested in applying, please contact us for an application at:

207-372-8677 or email:


 Marine Science/Aquaculture Instructor


Job Summary: Provides aquaculture and marine science programs to elementary and secondary school students in a variety of locations; delivers professional development to teachers and marine science experiences for the public.



  • Establishes instructional units for alternative and traditional learners, primarily grades 6th-8th within the traditional school year calendar inclusive of anticipated outcomes and promotes the Maine Learning Results, current scientific ocean literature and Next Generation science standards
  • Prepares instructional designs that emphasize student hands-on learning providing students the opportunity to observe, question and investigate
  • Collaboratively prepares instructional materials and prepares classroom for activities with other team members
  • Utilizes small business student run aquaculture enterprises for on-site 6-8 student program
  • Modifies teaching methods or materials to accommodate various student abilities and learning styles
  • Instructs students individually and in groups both at the HGLC facility and within the public school or community setting
  • Encourages students to persevere with challenging tasks
  • Observes students for academic and social-emotional development
  • Utilizes technology as appropriate for preparation and student learning experiences
  • Provides an environment of positive behavioral supports for all students
  • Instructs and monitors students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage
  • Confers with other staff members for development, revision and evaluation of existing and additional future educational programs
  • Confers with parents or guardians, home school teachers, counselors or other school personnel to review student progress and resolve students’ behavioral or academic challenges
  • Selects, stores, inventories and maintains classroom equipment materials and supplies
  • Maintains the operation and maintenance of salt and freshwater hatchery labs, aquaponic greenhouse and salt water tanks
  • Attends, collaborates and presents at professional meetings, conferences and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
  • Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers
  • Collaboratively prepares and provides professional learning events for educators and interested parties in various related Marine Science topics
  • Assists in recruitment of new participants in any of the HGLC offerings through marketing activities
  • Nurtures existing collaborations with partnering organizations, school districts, and industry members by meeting regularly and joining in joint activities as appropriate
  • Plans and participates in events for the public about aquaculture and marine science through speaking engagements, visual presentations, field tours and facility tours
  • Attends meetings called by the Executive Director or BOT members
  • Coordinates extracurricular activities for students of HGLC
  • Assists as requested, in development and implementation of additional HGLC community and sponsored activities
  • Enforces rules or policies governing student behavior
  • Participates in HGLC activities and events that include occasional evening and weekend hours




  • Maine teacher certification (science emphasis)
  • Minimum of one year of successful classroom experience; preferably in science
  • Knowledge of differentiated instructional approaches to meet various learning styles
  • Knowledge of positive behavioral approaches for working with students
  • Experiences with multi-aged educational experiences
  • Have problem-solving, decision making and creative thinking abilities
  • Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Be able to adjust mid-course on a day to day basis as determined by needs of students and team members
  • Be self-motivated, able to prioritize and self-initiate on daily basis
  • Have demonstrated abilities to work effectively both as a “solo” and within a team environment
  • Be proficient with use of instructional and work environment technology equipment and software


Contract is for 12 months of year: vacation days provided

Salary range is $38,000 to $55,000 dependent upon experience

Benefits of health insurance and retirement



  • Deadline for application for this position is May 15, 2018
  • Application may be made by electronically submitting the following:
  • Resume inclusive of a minimum of 2 professional and 2 personal references
  • Cover letter
  • Example of writing ability



Sam Belknap/Executive Director




Inspiring a New Generation through Marine Education

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