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Counsellor/Facilitator Entomology

A useful and fascinating work in animation, about biodiversity and nature ! Go to detailed description

Counsellor/Facilitator Entomology

A useful and fascinating work in animation, about biodiversity and nature ! Go to detailed description

Exceptional adventures and real projects for sustainable development

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Inventory and monitoring of biodiversity, Services provided by Ecosystems, Entomology, Ornithology, ...

The Job Offer

In previous years, our campers have identified the presence of several hundred species, recorded them on the databases of academic research, learned to hold an insect without hurting it and put it back free after taking a picture (proof) or... they cooked their own appel pies.

And you, what are you going to get them to achieve next year?

Choosing to become a Educator at Objectif Sciences International, means making our participating childrens, teenagers and adults’ dreams come true. It means choosing a challenge and surpassing oneself in large-scale projects.

The non-profit rentable
Ne pas confondre rentable et profitable. Profitable consiste a générer du profit tandis que rentable consiste a équilibrer le budget d’un projet pour qu’il soit réalisable sans qu’il n’y ait de déficit.
Objective Sciences International organization dating back to 1992 and recognized as NGO international have the special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. With multiple Centres for Scientific Living in Europe (Switzerland, France Provence, France Pyrenees) and in North America (Quebec). Also, in the middle of the South Pacific (Huahine, Tahiti) and in Central Africa (DR Congo, Virunga National Park) or the places of expeditions in Central Asia, Northern Europe, Japan, the Mediterranean Basin and North America ... Each year we host several thousand young people from 7 to 18 years of age, in more than 40 different scientific stays. Alongside with these scientific holidays, it organizes the Classes of Scientific Discoveries, Colloquiums, Seminars and Technical training courses, all based on a new Research by the Research learning model, dating from 2005 and making and allowing the continuation of subjects improvement.

Whether you are an educator, animator, teacher, researcher, scientist, engineer, or still a student looking for a short-, medium-, long-term internship, being a part of the Objectif Sciences International, you will gain much more than just the work experience.

If you want to become seasonal sciences educator or professional sciences educator, we invite you to read further this page.

If you want to understand the difference between seasonal sciences educator and professional sciences educator, please read more here.

If you are hired as a scientist or teacher you can contribute to this project very simply: visit this site

If you want to submit your application to a part-time or full-time job, please read further.

As a science educator:

Your role

  • You participate actively in the design of coherent scientific researches and in their pedagogical adaptation in a scientific manner,
  • You monitor and implementation of your project with your youth groups. It is essential to find a balance between scientific rigor and the necessary adaptation to your audience,
  • You take care of the leisure activities, sports, outdoor games, cultural activities, manual activities of your youth groups,
  • You take care of the daily lives, going to bed and waking up, hygiene and meals of your youth groups,
  • You are the protector of your group in the field,
  • You help young people to learn the autonomy and to take the responsibility for their actions, particularly through the cooperative (between children and educators) management of their activities.

Your profile

- You are a science student on the secondary, post-compulsory level of education, during the 3rd cycle of the University or Engineering school,

  • Are you passionate self-taught in the science,
  • You are an educator, animator, monitor, facilitator, counsellor interested in science,
  • You are in the middle of the professional retraining,
  • You are open-minded, independent, attentive and ready for the teamwork, for challenging yourself and for initiating new ideas.
  • Knowledge of systematic and entomological nomenclature
  • Mastering of the identification of species, subspecies and/or morphospecies
  • Practice of insect capture
  • Scientific culture in entomological collections
  • Perfect use of french and english. Use of a third langage strongly appreciated.

What are our requirements?

  • Being strongly motivated to perform proposed work.
  • Being really strongly motivated to perform proposed work.
  • Being prepared to take on very busy work schedules.
  • Having the logistical capacity to travel to the Centre for Scientific Living (by train, plane, car, boat, bicycle ...) which usually is far away, in the middle of nowhere (voluntarily to be close to nature and have clear nights)
  • Being prepared to live, during the period of your employment, at the Centre for Scientific Living (that is “in the middle of nowhere, in Nature”).
  • Being prepared to be just as serious and rigorous towards the animation of the holiday camps as towards PhD research project,
  • Being prepared to make the efforts for the long term. It is better to work one week every summer for 10 years than 2 months for one year in order to disappear after that without a trace,
  • Being prepared to make the efforts before and after - during the Pre-Camps as well as the Post-Camps meetings, continuing from two to four days, and being organized at the Centre for Scientific Living (also “in the middle of nowhere, in Nature” that is to say away from home),
  • Being prepared to make the efforts voluntarily before and after the actions, via the Internet forums and the publication of articles on the website that will highlight your accomplishments.

What will you gain?

  • You can choose between becoming Seasonal Sciences Educator or Professional Sciences Educator (If you want to know the difference between these two jobs, please read more here )
  • You become a member of a, dynamically developing, education and sciences international association,
  • You are a part of the international and multidisciplinary sciences educators network of more than 100 people, where each one of them is inserted there in his turn within their own professional and scientific network.
  • You participate in the creation, development and management of real and professional scientific researches.
  • You have the opportunity to participate in short missions abroad (France, Quebec, Japan, Polynesia, Kyrgyzstan ...).
  • You benefit from a variety of pedagogical and technical training courses (astronomy, archeology...).
  • You have the free access to all Technical Training Courses, Colloquiums and Seminars organized at the Centre for Scientific Living of the association.
  • You get a complete range of support and tools (Meetings, free training Seminars in Pedagogy and Sciences, thematic forums for the online collaboration, the “Veterans” of the association, who are used to and ready to help...)
  • You may benefit from the internal mobility within the association, so you can work long term all around the world, at one of our Centers for Scientific Living or one of our Expeditions bases.
  • You are involved in an original and unique project so you gain a valuable experience as part of your studies, work or your personal life.

The conditions

Dozens of science educators positions are available each year.

Following the passage of the Stage 1 of training in Sciences Pedagogy by the Project pedagogy and the Research training by Practice of real Research, and once you become the member of the association you, it is possible for you:

1. to work during the camps each summer (it means from one to two months, between late June and late August).
2. to work by hosting school groups or colloquiums during the year (week, month, year ...).
3. to work in your town, in the evenings, on Wednesdays and on Saturdays at the Sciences Clubs in your city.
4. to hold a position of Seasonal Sciences Educator or Professional Sciences Educator (If you want to know the difference between these two jobs, please read more here), or full-time Research Program Manager at the Centers for Scientific Living.

The staff ratio: there is only 1 adult for every 5 young!

The administrative conditions (wages, hours, etc.) will be provided to you during the job interview. The pay is motivating and it allows you to make a living from this work.

CAUTION: The teams of Scientific Summer Holidays are traditionally set very early. It is therefore necessary to apply as soon as possible.

If you are hired as a scientist or teacher you can contribute to this project very simply: visit this site

In practical terms:

  • To reach for more information about the recruitment process, click here,
  • Click on these links to learn more about 3 proposed activities such as Sciences Camps, Discoveries Classes and Scientific Trips for the adults. And if you are interested in what we do daily, make us known in your community as widely as possible!