Gibraltar Island, OH Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, is seeking seasonal workers from April through October 2015.
Workers at Stone Lab have a behind-the-scenes view of how operations work at the nation’s oldest freshwater biological field station. Seven full-time positions are available for Biological Field Station Assistants and two positions for Hospitality Interns are open. College students taking five-week courses at the lab may apply for part-time positions.
Biological Field Station Assistants assist with Stone Lab’s Science Field Trip Program as instructors. They help students take samples aboard research vessels and identify specimens in lab sessions, among other duties such as cleaning the kitchen and dormitories; leading tours of Gibraltar Island, South Bass Island Lighthouse and the Aquatic Visitors Center; and helping with upkeep of lab grounds and facilities. Field station assistants must have at least a 2-year college degree. A bachelor’s degree in a biological science-related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.
Hospitality Interns deal with meal planning and preparation, special event planning and all aspects of dormitory operation, including scheduling and housekeeping. Interns must have completed at least two years of college course work or have demonstrated ability in the conduct of dining or residence halls.
Both Biological Field Station Assistants and Hospitality Interns earn $8.50-$9.50 per hour.
Part-time student employees do a variety of jobs in rotation, says Assistant Lab Manager Kevin Hart.
“The different jobs could include working as a tour guide of the South Bass Island Lighthouse, working at the Aquatic Visitor’s Center, talking to the public about Lake Erie issues or teaching young kids how to fish from our docks”? Hart says. “They may help the hospitality crew in the kitchen one day and help another crew member on the boat the next.”?
Pay for part-time jobs is room and meals.
More details on the above positions, including application instructions, are available at stonelab.osu.edu/jobs. Applications are open until 12 a.m. Eastern Time March 6, 2015.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of Ohio State University’s teaching and research on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit stonelab.osu.edu.
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