Want the Best Job Ever?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — I have the best job ever. After years in public education, I stumbled upon a listing for an education technology specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Since then, my life has been a whirlwind of amazing.


This is me, getting paid to adjust a GoPro camera while boogie boarding with middle schoolers.

As a friend recently introduced me at a wedding, “Katy loves her job so much, you’ll want to punch her in the face. Until you visit her and she lets you pet an octopus.”

But I’m not writing this to rub your face in my fortune. No, I’m writing to share the love. After almost five years, I’m now the education technology manager at the Aquarium, and I’m hiring a new education technology specialist. That’s right — YOU, too, could have the BEST JOB EVER!

We’re looking for someone who has a few years experience using technology with students, as a formal classroom teacher or an informal after-school educator. It’s great if you’ve worked with middle and high school kids OR if you have experience running professional development for teachers. All the info (as well as the application) can be found here. Here’s a brief snippet describing the job:

The Education Technology Specialist is responsible for identifying educational technology applications and hardware, training education staff in the use and understanding of new technologies and working with the education team to develop and implement education programs that will enhance our ability to develop a diverse group of inspired, ocean literate and confident young people and teachers who are ready to act on behalf of the oceans.

If that’s you, apply now! If you’re not sure about living in Monterey, here’s what you get when you do a Google image search on the place.



Katy Scott

I spent 5 years teaching in low-income districts in Phoenix, where most of my students were English-language learners. There, I taught 3rd- and 4th-grade self-contained classes, as well as 7th-grade resource. I spent a year teaching 5th- and 6th-grade science in an inner-city KIPP school in New Orleans. I did double-duty as a technology integration specialist for the last four years of my teaching career. I am now the Digital Learning Manager at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, where I work to help PreK-12 teachers and students utilize technology to better understand science. I'm a maker, a snorkeler, and a certified Google Education Trainer.

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