Field Researchers Wanted for Island Institute's WeatherBlur Project
Karen Peterman Consulting (KPC) is hiring field researchers to assist in the evaluation of WeatherBlur, an education project created by the Island Institute, located in Rockland, Maine. WeatherBlur was funded by the National Science Foundation to develop and study an online learning platform that unites elementary school teachers and students, research scientists, and local fishermen as they conduct weather and climate-based investigations in their local communities.
KPC is looking for field researchers to collect data in classrooms on Casco Bay islands in October 2013 and April 2014. Field Researchers will report directly to Dr. Peterman and participate in regular phone meetings to debrief about the project with the entire evaluation team.
- Doctoral degree in social sciences or education preferred, but those with a Master’s degree and relevant research experience will be considered
- Understanding of research methods and experience collecting data in schools
- Exceptional communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, and interest in and ability to be a team player
- Ability to work independently/with minimal supervision
- Flexible schedule
- Willingness to travel to the coastal and island school participating in the project
The expected time commitment includes up to 40 hours of classroom data collection in October 2013 and up to 40 hours of data collection in April 2014. An additional 20 hours may be used for evaluation team meetings. Researchers will be paid $30.00 per hour plus reimbursement for local mileage. Please see KPC’s website for more information about the company.