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Marine Science Instructor

Chula Vista, California, US
Closing date
Nov 28, 2022

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Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Conservation science
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Full time
Marine Science Instructor
SEACAMP San Diego is currently hiring for our Marine Science Instructor position for a start date in middle January 2023.
Job Duties include but are not limited to:
- All lab and field marine science instruction for students primarily grades 5 through 12
- All supervision of students (24-hour), including in-water supervision, and overnight supervision
- Transportation of participants in 15-passenger vans
- General facility cleaning and maintenance
- Basic computer and digital camera use
- Work as part of a team to provide a positive and educational experience to a wide variety of students
- Bachelor s degree in Marine Biology, Biology, or a related field
- Strong understanding of basic marine biology principles
- Excellent water skills, including snorkeling
- Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification or ability to complete certification
- Ability to pass a swim test consisting of a 500m swim in under 10 minutes (Without formal swim training, this can be difficult. Before applying, please practice swim to ensure requirement is attainable)
- Desire to work with grade school students
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- California Class C Commercial Driver s License with a Passenger Endorsement or ability to acquire
- Clean driving record
- Ability to perform demanding work including supervising, teaching, and lifeguarding students in and out of the water
- Ability to pass Department of Justice and FBI background check
- Teaching, snorkeling, and diving experience a plus
- Knowledge of local marine life a plus
- Willing and able to be vaccinated for COVID-19 including all eligible boosters (as defined by the CDC). Willing and able to receive annual flu vaccination when available. Also must be willing and able to provide a copy of immunization records that include the date of the last tetanus shot. Must be able to provide record of all these requirements.
Additional Information:
SEACAMP San Diego is a year-around hands-on outdoor education marine science camp for kids primarily 5th grade through 12 grade. We offer primarily residential, overnight programs with some day camp programs available. Spring and Fall semester Programs are available to groups and our Summer Camp Programs are available for individual enrollment. Program activities include snorkeling, boogie boarding, kayaking, stand-up-paddle boarding, floating classroom and all-day boat trips, visits to the Birch Aquarium and San Diego Zoo. We offer a variety of labs and workshops including mackerel and squid dissections. Summer camp programs usually include live aboard boat trips to the South Channel Islands.
- Starting rate is $19.00 per hour, experience dependent.
- Medical insurance coverage at three months of employment.
- Meals as provided to students.
Applications can be submitted by:
- Completing online Employment Application Here. You will need your Cover Letter, Resume, and References
SEACAMP San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex. Our goal is to hire a diverse staff of Marine Science Instructors to give our students a variety of instructors they are able to identify with.
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