Conservation Biology Educator

American Museum Of Natural History

Conservation Biology Educator

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

The Museum’s dedicated employees and volunteers who serve in a variety of ways are each a part of the Museum community, and are each important to the life of the Museum.

Position Summary:

The American Museum of Natural History offers a unique full time opportunity for a conservation biologist who is interested in both urban biodiversity conservation and educating the next generation of students. The Conservation Biology Educator will work with the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) to prepare students for research mentorships with conservation scientists, and will also conduct their own original research project with high school students. The educator will work to strengthen and support the biodiversity conservation strand in Youth Initiatives’ out-of-school time K-12 programming, including, but not limited to, elementary school camps, middle school institutes and high school courses. This is a three year position, which will be extended pending employee good standing and renewed funding.


– Co-design and co-teach advanced high-school level after school courses in biodiversity conservation topics throughout the academic year

– Design and conduct an original research project with high school students focused on urban biodiversity conservation

– Co-design and co-teach a week-long Summer Field Institute for Science Research students

– Manage and coordinate a conservation-focused speaker series

– Plan and execute a series of field trips for Conservation Biology Science Research students

– Teach summer lab skills and journal club courses

– Consult with youth program managers and educators to provide rigorous conservation biology content and revise existing curriculum throughout AMNH programs

– Assist with other youth programming as necessary

Required Qualifications:

– Masters Degree in biodiversity, conservation, or related field required, Ph.D. strongly preferred.

– Teaching experience with K-12 students, preferably in informal settings

– Excellent project management, team, and communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to the resume, please provide a CV in the field marked “Other Document”

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The American Museum of Natural History does not solicit or accept applications or résumés unless it is for a specific job listed on this website. The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum encourages Women, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans to apply. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

New York, New York
American Museum of Natural History
Human Resources