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For ESE students: internship from SIMS recycling facility

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For ESE students: internship from SIMS recycling facility

Internship Opening
Recycling Education Assistant
Sims Municipal Recycling
Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
ABOUT US
Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) is a division of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world’s leading
recycler of scrap metal and electronics. SMR is the processor of 100% of the metal, glass and plastic
and 50% of the paper collected by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) throughout the five
boroughs. SMR services the City of New York with its facilities in Queens, the Bronx and Jersey City,
and its newest facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which opened in 2013. The Brooklyn plant is the largest
commingled recycling facility in North America. SMR also processes recyclables produced by several
municipalities and private generators in the NY-NJ metro region.
POSITION DESCRIPTION
SMR is seeking to fill the role of Education Assistant at its state-of-the-art processing facility in Sunset
Park, Brooklyn, which is home to the Recycling Education Center (REC). The REC receives over 8,000
visitors a year through daily tours and community events for school groups, organizations, and the
public. The Education Assistant will lead interactive school field trip programs at the REC to promote
awareness of waste and recycling for 2nd-12th grade classes. Applicants should be comfortable working
with diverse, all-ages groups and committed to enthusiastically and safely conducting environmental
education programming in classroom and dynamic tour settings. While prior experience in recycling is
desirable, the Assistant will have the opportunity to develop a knowledge base through facility tours and
participation in meetings, workshops and presentations. The Education Assistant will report to the
Education & Outreach Manager.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES / PRIMARY DUTIES
 Lead daily on-site field trip tours with 2nd-12th grade public and charter school groups;
 Guide students through classroom presentations, supervised group activities, and facility tours
in 1 ½ - 2 hour programs;
 Assist in the development and implementation of educational programs and curriculum;
 Coordinate school calendar, targeted outreach, and visitor metrics;
 Assist with public communications via social media, website, and newsletter;
 Opportunity for additional skill and interest-based projects, including media development, data
analysis, event planning, and research.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
• Undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate with a background in K-12 education,
recycling, urban sustainability, environmental studies, community outreach, or related;
• Dependable, self-starting, organized, and motivated individual;
• Experience teaching in non-formal or classroom environments;
• Excellent communication skills; Spanish speaking a plus;
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite required to create education documents, respond to tour and
information requests, and perform research;
• Proficiency in utilizing social media platforms, scheduling systems, and/or Wordpress a plus.
This is a seasonal internship (minimum duration of 6 months) with an expectation of 20-30 hours per
week, to be determined in consultation with the selected candidate.
Most school group tours are between the hours of 10am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm.
This position offers the opportunity for growth into a full-time, year-round position for the right
candidate.
TO APPLY
Please submit a letter of interest and resume via email to Sam Silver at sam.silver@simsmm.com
with “Education Internship” in the subject line.
We will accept applications until 5:00pm on October 1, 2018. No phone calls, please.