Friday, April 20, 2018

Zoo Jobs at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

VZS staff operates the Zoo’s gift shop, restaurant and concessions, educational programs, special events and parties, membership program, marketing and promotions, and fundraising and grant writing through the private sector.  VZS is currently hiring for these positions:

Please note, some deadlines have already past, and some links are to download applications.

VZP staff maintains all animal exhibits and provides animal care and husbandry, maintains the lush grounds and gardens, oversees most building repair and maintenance, and manages the Zoo’s ticket booth.

Visit City of Norfolk Job Page for animal services, customer service, horticulture, maintenance and security positions.

For more information or to apply please visit:

Entomology Internships for Graduating Seniors

Two internship positions are available from mid-May until the end of October, 2018, with the Entomology program at Virginia Tech’s tree fruit and wine grape research center in Winchester, VA.  Those having experience and/or interest in entomology, ecology, and/or horticulture are encouraged to apply.  Duties will involve working as a team to assist senior scientist, technician, and PhD students with applied insect ecology and behavior research in laboratory and orchard settings, including implementing experiments, data collection and entry, maintenance of plant material and insect colonies, and other related tasks.

Specifically, our 2018 program will focus heavily on the ecology and behavior of brown marmorated stink bug and its egg parasitoid (the “samurai wasp”), on biological control of woolly apple aphid, and on assessing tree fruit pest management programs in experimental and commercial orchards. These positions offer an excellent opportunity to learn about field entomology research and its practical applications, and about the role and functioning of an off-campus research and extension center. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license.

The wage offered is $11.50/hour for 40 hours/week.

To apply and for further information, please submit a current resume with the name, e-mail, and phone number of 3 references to:

Dr. Chris Bergh
Telephone: (540) 232-6046

For information about the Winchester Entomology program, see:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Science Teaching Positions through Southern Teachers Agency

Do you have the desire to help students become STEM-trained problem-solvers, designers, researchers, technicians, physicians—world-changers? Share your passion for science by becoming a science teacher in a private school!

Science education is no longer just the study of biology, chemistry, and physics, but can include computer science, robotics and more. Many private/independent schools that we work with are incorporating research, statistics, Makerspace Labs, 3-D printers and entrepreneurship into their science curriculum.

In a private/independent school, science teachers enjoy small class sizes that support differentiated instruction and hands-on lab work.

Teaching science in an independent school means you have a school community that is committed to high standards and students' long-term success. Teachers find that science is not about standardized testing, but instead curricular innovation and collaboration. If you're interested in teaching biology, physics, chemistry, or any STEM related courses, we can help.

Passionate science teachers are in high demand at independent schools. We place everyone from elementary science teachers to AP Physics teachers. If your qualifications match the following, we would strongly encourage you to apply.

  • Degree(s) in Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.) or in Science Education
  • Enthusiasm for teaching in an independent, private, day or boarding college-prep school
  • State teaching licensure/certification is a plus but is NOT a hiring prerequisite

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lynchburg College M.Ed. in Science Education

About the Program: Lynchburg College's M.Ed. in Science Education program offers graduate opportunities for current and aspiring teachers, and allows anyone to further their knowledge in the sciences Our goal is to provide high quality instruction that emphasizes scientific content, while offering the pedagogical skills necessary to effectively communicate that knowledge.

Program Overview

  • Full and part-time enrollment options
  • Classes offered in evenings and summer
  • Flexibility in requirements based on background
  • 9-21 hours of education coursework
  • 15-24 hours of science content
  • Initial Virginia science teaching endorsement available for qualified students
  • Add-on endorsements available
  • Field-related studies at Lynchburg College's 470-acre Claytor Nature Study Center and Belk Astronomical Observatory
  • Scholarships and financial aid available, including 50% tuition reduction for full-time students living in college graduate housing
For more information, please contact:
David R. Perault, Ph.D.
Program Director

Hiring MALE Tutor/Counselors for Summer 2018 at the Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center

The Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center (RMSC) at Frostburg State University seeks tutor/ counselors for a summer program designed to encourage and motivate qualified high school students to pursue post-secondaryeducation and to develop skills and attitudes essential for success beyond high school.


  • These are residential positions and Tutor Counselors (TCs) are responsible for supervising program participants (high school students) in the residence halls and during all RMSC sponsored activities.
  • Tutor Counselors are also an integral part of the student’s academic experience as TCs attend academic classes with the students and assist them as they complete their scientific investigations.
  • TCs also chaperone field trips; plan & lead recreational activities; and create, maintain & enforce a safe, positive & productive residential hall living environment.
  • Includes one week of staff training and the multi-week summer program with students.

(All residential positions include room, board, and all field trip expenses paid by the RMSC.)

  • 2-Week TC June 17 – June 30, 2018 $1,170
  • 3-Week TC June 17 – July 5, 2018 $1,650
  • 5-Week TC June 17 – July 20, 2018 $2,700


  • One Year Undergraduate Experience
  • Comfortable Working Out Of Doors (some of our science projects include field work)
  • Excellent Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Ability To Relate To Diverse University Population
  • Evidence Of Success In Course Work In Science, Math or Writing
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75


  • Experience Supervising Students In Residential Setting
  • Tutoring Or Teaching In Math, Science Or Writing
  • Experience As Camp Counselor
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Experience With Disadvantaged Youth
  • Participated In TRIO Or Similar Program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: or 1-800-646-6004