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Title: Delaware River Watershed Fellow

Classification: Seasonal (12 weeks, 35 – 40 hours/week)

Purpose: The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for the Center for Aquatic Sciences and the Delaware River watershed by engaging aquarium visitors and our local watershed community through watershed and environmental education outdoor activities, emphasizing the importance of watershed stewardship. The program is designed to help the Center reach new and underserved audiences. The Fellow will spend much of their time along the Wiggins Trail on the Delaware River waterfront and in local parks within Camden City.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage visitors to the Camden Waterfront and surrounding neighborhood communities through watershed and environmental education outdoor activities.
  • Collaborate with CAS staff to research, design and implement programs for the public and Camden City youth that focus on both wildlife and watershed protection.
  • Interact with trail users through roving naturalist activities, providing information on upcoming events, collecting evaluation data on best practices for engaging the public, and participating in lessons and field trips for Camden City youth during summer camp.
  • Participate in a 3-day watershed fellow training at Pocono Environmental Education Center (overnight, June 13-15.)
  • Participate in weekly webinars and check-ins; attend 2 (two) in-person regional meetings.
  • Complete a required Capstone project to be presented at the end of season Watershed Fellowship Summit, August 17. This individual project should help enhance network goals, deepen the connection and engagement of trail and water users and expand watershed protection and restoration.
  • Assist with daily office tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Available to work 4 – 5 days per week, including some weekends and evenings.
  • Age 18-24 by June start date.
  • People oriented, with a team-focused attitude, and the ability to professionally represent the Center for Aquatic Sciences to the public.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; superior interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity.
  • Positive attitude and comfort working independently both as a leader and part of a team, when needed.
  • Self-motivated and willing to work in a flexible, non-structured environment. Strong time and project management skills needed.
  • Able and willing to ride a bicycle along the 1.2 mile Wiggins Waterfront Trail and nearby parks within Camden City.
  • Valid state driver’s license required OR proficient with public transportation.
  • Spanish speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential dates:

  • June 5, 2018: Fellow start date at CAS.
  • June 13 - 15: Required Watershed Stewardship Training (overnight) at Pocono Environmental Education Center. (Food, transportation and accommodations provided.)
  • August 17: Watershed Fellowship Summit at John Heinz NWR, Philadelphia.
  • August 25: Last day of Fellowship

Compensation: Position pays $12/hr. Fellows will serve 35-40 hours/week for 12 weeks.

How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to
Linda Cairnes
Sr. Manager of Museum Engagement

Application Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018




PURPOSE: Under the shared direction of the Managers of Outreach, Academic Engagement & Student Engagement, the Science Education Instructor delivers engaging, science-based programs for the Center for Aquatic Sciences.  Programs include offsite outreach programs as well as classes and tours delivered within Adventure Aquarium. 


  • Deliver marine science-based educational programs for all ages.
  • Facilitate science based games and crafts
  • Handle live animals in classroom demonstrations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Education Managers.


  • Enthusiastic passion for engaging children in hands-on learning
  • Ability to read and follow lesson plans for specific programs
  • Have a solid understanding of basic biology and marine ecology.
  • Must relate well to individuals of all ages.
  • Must be creative, well organized, self-starting and a team player.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule involving late afternoons and evenings.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Comfort with handling a variety of live animals including marine invertebrates and reptiles.
  • One year experience teaching children in an informal/formal setting


  • Successful completion of pre-employment background and fingerprint check.
  • No history of allergy to plants or animals, which may interfere with the candidate's ability to work.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

The Center for Aquatic Sciences is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity.  All aspects of employment are governed and administered on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence and are not influenced or in any manner affected by race, color, age, sexual preference, national origin, or ancestry, religion, disability, marital status or any other classification protected by law.

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