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Marine Science Camp Instructor


Friday, February 23, 2018


Marine Science Institute

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Redwood City, CA


Marine Science Institute is a non-profit environmental education organization offering hands-on day camps that excite and enlighten students about science. We are seeking qualified Marine Science Camp Instructors for nine weeks of summer camp sessions, plus training time. MSI is located in Redwood City, CA on the San Francisco Bay.

This is a seasonal, full-time position, May 30 – August 10, 2018
(11 additional training dates to ship and canoe crew required in April and throughout May)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 – 10 hours per day
Housing is not provided.

Position Responsibilities:
- Inspire excitement, personal achievement and cooperation in campers
- Supervise campers and monitor their safety at MSI, during field trips, and as crew aboard the Institute’s research vessel
- Provide an understanding of marine science topics such as adaptations, local habitats, food webs, and human impact
- Lead activities, games, and songs
- Evaluate and supplement current curriculum
- Help keep an inventory of supplies
- Organize and supervise extended care activities at MSI
- Support the training and development of Camp Counselors and Volunteers
- Complete training as deck hand for research vessel (additional training dates required)

- BA or BS in marine science, biology or related field
- Possess current CPR and First Aid certification (must obtain by first day of staff training)
- Able to pass standard drug testing as a requirement to crew the ship
- Reliable transportation is a must; the facility is not near public transit
- Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and leadership skills
- Enjoy working with children
- Second language skills (especially Spanish) highly desired but not mandatory
- Willingness to get wet and muddy in the field
- Experience working at a camp or working with children

Submit a cover letter detailing experience, a 1-page resume and 3 references to camp -at-

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