school programs instructor resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Recent graduate eager to expand current skillset, as well as contribute to team success through knowledge of photography, social media, and marine conservation and biological sciences. Years of experience with children, specifically in an educational setting. Interested in being a future-researcher or instructor. Hoping to gain more ocean-science-related and hands-on experience. Motivated to learn, grow, adapt, collaborate, and excel in the Marine Biology field as well as combine passions for both marine wildlife and photography.

  • Team Teaching and Collaboration
  • Diverse Audiences
  • Classroom Leadership
  • Social Skills
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Landscape Photography
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Image Editing and Retouching
  • HD Photography
  • Extensive Knowledge of Local Marine Wildlife
  • Social Media e.g. Instagram
Professional Experience
School Programs Instructor, 01/2023 to Current
2 Fellas & A Big VehicleBroken Arrow, OK,
  • Prepared various materials and activities to gauge how well students were learning.
  • Established clear objectives for lessons, units, projects and communicated objectives to students.
  • Facilitated learning through imagination, sensory activities and age-appropriate activities focusing on marine sciences.
  • Take care of various marine species within the Seymour Center, and learn how to handle each individual animal.
  • Provide hands-on learning experiences for children so inspire them to be passionate about marine conservation.
  • Guide children on how to safely handle the animals to optimize both their learning experience, as well as the marine species' safety.
  • Give tours in the Long Marine Lab, making sure that the groups I am leading are working together to leave the marine mammals undisturbed.
  • Study new material being taught each week, which differs by grade level.
  • Managed classroom environment conducive for learning to meet maturity level and interest of students.
  • Evaluated progress of individual students to adjust teaching strategies to meet needs.
  • Implemented positive behavior interventions and supports to promote rules and compliance during discovery labs.
  • Fostered student curiosity and interest through creative hands-on activities.
Nature Photographer- Contributor , 05/2022 to Current
Getty Images And IStockCity, STATE,
  • Digitally edited photos to enhance appearance.
  • Edited, toned, captioned, and uploaded photographs for publication.
  • Ventured out in extreme outdoor settings with camera equipment to get up-close images of animals in their natural habitat
  • Planned and prepared for on-location and studio shoots.
  • Photographed high-quality images for various print and digital projects.
  • Managed and organized photo database using consistent naming conventions and key-wording for search optimization.
  • Leveraged camera gear and equipment to express creative vision.
  • Used image processing algorithms to reduce motion blur and enhance color, contrast and light range.
  • Displayed portfolio to show off best work to potential clients and promote skills and value.
  • Utilized natural and artificial lighting to capture desired images and maintain quality.
  • Took photos from different angles and perspectives to capture perfect images.
  • Utilized various types of camera equipment to capture best possible shots.
  • Captured stunning images for variety of projects.
Nanny, 07/2020 to 09/2022
Family FriendsCity, STATE,
  • Bathed, dressed, and helped with teeth brushing as part of bedtime preparation.
  • Balanced playtime and limited screen time to support development of fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills.
  • Organized and cleaned home after activities by picking up toys and straightening up play room.
  • Built positive and nurturing environments to support child social and emotional growth.
  • Engaged with children on age-appropriate level.
  • Supported children in play activities, meals, and snacks, hygiene and socialization.
  • Developed and implemented behavior management strategies to minimize indiscipline and guide children in attaining positive behavior.
  • Prepared meals and snacks for children based on dietary guidelines.
  • Engaged with children on individual basis to build positive relationships.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Regularly traveled with family to help with vacation activities and childcare.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding and patient with others.
  • Identified warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
  • Supervised children on playground to help develop physical and social skills.
  • Developed games and activities using arts and crafts to support learning and verbal skills.
Bachelor of Science: Marine Biology, Expected in 06/2022 to University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Dean's List for the Following Quarters- Fall 2018, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022
  • Awarded Dean's Award Scholarship
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 06/2022 to University of California, Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Psychology Department Honors
  • Dean's List for the Following Quarters- Fall 2018, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022
  • Awarded Dean's Award Scholarship
  • Research Project: 'Culture and Discrimination- Environmental Influence on Bias'. Result findings: lack of exposure to cultures in early adolescence often lead to judgemental and discriminator behaviors.
  • Capstone Project: 'Queer Acceptance, Mental Health, and Academic Standing'. Primary researcher and writer. Result findings: queer- identifying high school students who attend schools that emphasize acceptance and support academically outperform queer students who attend high schools with less LGBTQIA+ resources.

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School Attended

  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of California, Santa Cruz

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  • School Programs Instructor
  • Nature Photographer- Contributor
  • Nanny


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