Discovery Southeast is hiring (separately) two key positions:
- Bookstore Manager. This is an opportunity to manage a complex, creative business, with strong community ties and a meaningful purpose. While there can be flexibility, this is generally a full time, year-round position with fully-paid health insurance and a salary in the $40,000 to $60,000 range depending on experience. The ideal candidate has experience managing retail, is connected in Juneau, and is a supporter of Discovery Southeast’s mission and programs. This position requires balancing many relationships and wearing many hats: coordinating closely with other Discovery Southeast staff, professionally representing the organization and public lands, working with vendors and artists, and mentoring staff who are sometimes in their first job. Besides people skills, there needs to be accuracy in financial and inventory management, an interest in analytical decision-making, and creativity in product design and selection. Over the coming years we’d like the store to continue growing in sales, as well as growing closer to the community and educational mission of Discovery Southeast. The overall goal is a financially successful store that represents children’s education and public lands stewardship. Some of the specific duties include managing product line, coordinating vendors, supervising staff, overseeing inventory, tracking cash and basic financial reports, handling displays and merchandising, and publicly representing Discovery Southeast. Candidates should be comfortable with software like Excel, basic design, and POS apps. Driving and some physical labor (moving inventory) is generally required.
- Lead/Senior Naturalist. We’re hiring a naturalist/educator to lead classroom and field lessons in Juneau elementary schools. We hope to find someone who’s established in the community, looking for only part time work, and is enthusiastic, thoughtful, and creative when it comes to designing engaging hands-on lessons in and about nature. This is a part-time position of about 10 to 20 hours per week, with seasonal fluctuations and paying in the upper 20s/hour. Candidates must be available during the school year, including March, April, and into May. We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running with demonstrated classroom experience or experience leading or teaching science programs, i.e., this is not an entry level position.
In coordination with classroom teachers Lead Naturalists plan and teach lessons designed to awaken children to a comfort and curiosity in nature, and a better understanding of the natural world. Programs occur partly in classrooms and mostly outdoors. The key is to lead hands-on lessons that engage children’s curiosity, in nature. Besides engaging children’s curiosity and senses, lead naturalists are responsible for classroom management and keeping a classroom of students safe. The backgrounds we value most include classroom teaching, group and classroom management, leading groups outdoors, and developing lessons. Candidates should be comfortable managing groups of children, have enthusiasm for outdoor exploration, and be committed to nature education. We hope to find someone who is looking for stable employment for several years.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Shawn Eisele, email@example.com. You’re also welcome to email with questions.