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Environmental Education Instructor


Monday, May 13, 2019


Catalina Environmental Leadership Program

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Catalina Island, California


Program Description:
The Catalina Environmental Leadership Program ( is an environmental education program for students in 4th through 12th grade. CELP is a partnership between Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society ( and Catalina Island Camps ( Our location on the beautiful west end of Catalina Island in southern California allows us to teach lessons on ecology and sustainability while snorkeling in the kelp forest, kayaking, hiking, teambuilding, and organic gardening. CELP operates a spring and a fall program.

Job Description:
We are looking for qualified staff to lead groups of 10 to 15 students on week-long environmental education programs. CELP activities include day and night snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, ropes course, microscope lab, organic gardening, composting, campfires, astronomy, art in nature, tide-pooling, and sustainable living lessons. Responsibilities include lesson planning, preparing program areas, leading day and evening activities, and attending staff meetings. CELP instructors live and work at the camp for the duration of the season. We are currently hiring for our Fall season.

CELP instructors must have a Bachelor's degree in a natural or environmental science or a related field, however significant experience in camps and/or education field will be considered. Instructors must also possess strong water skills, a commitment to environmental stewardship, and the ability to work with staff and students of all ages. Instructors must complete Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard, CPR, and First-aid Certifications, which are offered by CELP at the start of the season. Staff must have strong leadership skills, be able to contribute to a small community of educators, and thrive in a rustic, outdoor setting.

Dates of Employment: Our fall program operates from Aug. 27 to Nov. 15, 2019.

Compensation Information:

Salary: $80/day, starting plus full room and board for the duration of the season
Housing: provided fulltime; shared cabins with ocean or canyon views
Meals: provided fulltime; vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available

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