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IMPACT Summer Mentor (Temporary Part Time)

Department: Education - Grants
Location: Key Biscayne, FL

SUMMARY: Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) is a program created and funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As a designated UBMS Center, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science seeks to strengthen the math and science skills of underserved, first-generation high-school students and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

From June 10, 2024 to July 29, 2024, Frost Science will host the summer component of its UBMS program: Integrated Marine Program and College Training (IMPACT). This six-week immersion covers topics in Marine Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Natural Resource Management, Oceanography and Meteorology. Mentors are individuals who are problem solvers, team players and proficient in the topics covered. Serving primarily as facilitators of existing program curricula, mentors will deliver virtual hands-on exploratory science activities and lead off-site excursions. The following is the required time commitment for the position.

  • Full availability for a training week from June 10th to June 14th
  • Full availability for the 6-week duration of the program, June 17th – July 29th

SALARY: $14.00/hour, Temporary PT


  • Co-facilitation of science enrichment activities in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Serve as a mentor/role model to underserved high school youth.
  • Ensure students’ safety during all activities.
  • Willingness to provide adult supervision on field excursions to state parks and marine labs throughout South FL
  • Coordination of data collection as students produce and present projects to demonstrate acquired science knowledge.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 2 years completed towards a Bachelor's degree in Science or Education, with preference offered to those specifically trained in marine and/or environmental science. Completed degree preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year of teaching/tutoring experience, preferably with culturally diverse high school youth.


  • Leadership abilities and effective communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual ability—English/Spanish or English/Haitian-Creole—preferred
  • Punctual, enthusiastic, mature, and flexible
  • Must follow museum’s established policies and safety regulations


  • Work is performed both at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science and in the field (i.e. local beaches, wetlands and forested areas)
  • Moderate to active physical effort is required. Must be able to carry supplies and equipment, walk/hike for extended periods of time, swim/snorkel in the ocean and sustain alertness for long hours during overnight trips
  • Exposure to physical risk is primarily that typically associated with an outdoor environment, such as sunburn, mosquito bites, etc.


  • Level 2 background clearance as defined by the Florida Statutes/law

  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Program.

  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) by date of hire to be considered for employment unless the applicant is eligible for an exemption pursuant to all applicable laws with the Human Resources Department.

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