U.S. citizens: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Educator
PROGRAM: VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, & wellbeing for all VT youth. Their service supports innovative initiatives at nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools that foster positive youth development and build resilience in youth, helping them avoid opioid use and other unhealthy behaviors. LCMM’s mission is to preserve and share the rich history of the Lake Champlain region by connecting the Lake’s past, present and future through research, exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of historic resources. The museum offers year-round education programs, including proficiency-based school programs, boat building, summer camps, a Maritime Research Institute, after school programming, rowing teams, replica vessels, courses and workshops. The AmeriCorps member engages in the following activities: (1) Implements on-site ecology, history, and archaeology programs at our Lake Champlain campus and surrounding watershed; (2) Implements Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics-focused (STEAM) afterschool programs that emphasize outdoor adventure; (3) Supports the boat building program where students with learning impairments from the Hannaford Career Center build a 34’ pilot gig at the Museum; (4) Serves as a counselor/educator at our maritime-focused summer camps including on-water and under-water programs; and (5) Designs and leads new programs based on member interest and LCMM’s mission. Located in Vergennes, VT. www.LCMM.org
Member Duties : LCMM Educator AmeriCorps members are key players in our educational programs. Members teach and mentor students, lead school groups, create curricula and lead maritime adventure summer camps. Members encourage teamwork and model healthy lifestyle choices by teaching students fun ways to learn from and enjoy every aspect of the Lake Champlain watershed. Service ranges from rowing programs and snorkeling lessons, to communication with program partners, outreach to schools and teachers, and research of history and archaeology content. While carrying out varied responsibilities related to all departments of the museum, members contribute to creation of exhibits, organize and host events, and at times crew LCMM’s replica boats during off-site tours with educational groups. Minimum Age: 18. Reliable private transportation required; valid license. Ability to swim is required.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Professional Development , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training .
Terms : Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas : Education , Children/Youth , Health , Community Outreach , Environment .
Skills : Youth Development , Communications , Teaching/Tutoring , Team Work , First Aid , Education , Environment , Writing/Editing , Computers/Technology , Public Speaking , Ability to swim, on-water exp .