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Thursday, October 31, 2019


Camp SEA Lab

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Aptos, CA


Camp SEA Lab Outdoor School programs are designed for 5th-8th grade students and delivered in a multi-day residential format or single day experiences (visit campsealab.org for more information). Residential program hours are from 9:00 am on the first day through 3:30 pm on the last day with a late afternoon break. Program sessions usually run Monday – Wednesday, with some exceptions on Thursdays and Fridays. Naturalists must be available during all program hours and are recommended to stay overnight during residential programs.

Housing: Candidate must provide own housing but can stay on campus during the two nights of residential program.

Under the supervision of the Camp SEA Lab Program and Site Coordinators, Naturalists will work on a variety of tasks related to the implementation of the Camp SEA Lab vision and programs, while maintaining the safety and well-being of participants. The following is a list of tasks required to carry out job functions:
 Express enthusiasm in all aspects of teaching including ocean awareness and marine science education; lead and educate a small group of students exploring topics such as local marine life, rocky shore, sandy beach and deep-sea habitats, and coastal wetlands of Monterey Bay;
 Ability to understand and implement program safety regulations of Camp SEA Lab’s risk management plan during all program activities;
 Ability to work effectively in a dynamic team setting, demonstrating sensitivity to diversity and multiple working styles.
Education and Experience
 Education equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a science-related field
 Previous experience working with youth in an informal education setting; could include camp, classroom, or other environments
 Knowledge of marine science and environments of the central California Coast
 Ability to work with diverse and multicultural populations
 Minimum age requirement of 21 years of age
 Ability to get to and from program sites via own transportation
 Enough strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of students during program hours
 Ability to swim and participate in water-related activities (such as kayaking)
 Current First Aid/Child CPR certification throughout duration of employment
 Completion of background check (including a criminal records check)

Compensation Information:

$13.00/hour for up to 8 hours/day, and $19.50/hour for up to 8-12 hours/day

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