The Dan River Basin Association's mission is to preserve and promote the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River Basin through stewardship, recreation and education. DRBA envisions an economically vibrant bi-state community with a regional identity, where people enjoy easy access to healthy rivers, parks, trails and heritage attractions. The Dan River Basin Association has three key program areas: stewardship, recreation, education.
Join us in our mission to help protect and promote the Dan River Basin! DRBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.
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Position Title: Trout in the Classroom (TIC) Technician
Location: Rockingham County, North Carolina
In collaboration with the Education Outreach Coordinator (Coordinator), the Trout in the Classroom Technician (Technician) will manage the Trout in the Classroom program in Rockingham County, North Carolina, including: performing tank set up and installation; providing technical support; developing lesson plans and interpretive material for the TIC schools; delivering presentations to the classrooms; contributing to program sustainability by assisting teachers and supervisor in creating and implementing fundraising activities; ensuring clear communication between school faculty/staff and Coordinator. Technician will respond to emergency calls from teachers for equipment issues and trouble shooting. Salary commensurate with experience.
-Provide technical and mechanical support to the Trout in the Classroom program
-Respond to emergency calls from teachers and/or school officials dealing with TIC
-Distribute TIC equipment and items as needed
-Develop education materials for classrooms and program
-Assist in presentations to classrooms
-Report all inquiries and incidences to the Education Outreach Coordinator
-Coordinate with Educators and Supervisor on fundraising initiatives
-Perform other duties as needed
- Must have a basic understanding of water quality issues and monitoring and technical /mechanical knowledge of aquatic systems
- Have an interest in protecting natural resources
- Must be flexible
- Must be able to lift 20+ lbs
- Ability to work with students and faculty of all ages
- Ability to pass background check, if requested
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing
- Possess a cell phone and automobile capable of safe transport of 55 gallon fish tank
- Have a valid NC Driver’s License
- Positive attitude and neat appearance
Contact Information: Jenny Edwards: (336) 339-6169 or Krista Hodges: (434) 250-0292
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