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Seacamp Association, Inc.
1300 Big Pine Ave
Big Pine Key, FL
Posted: September 03 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 16 Full-time, Paid
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DescriptionSeacamp offers a beautiful environment in which to work, educating and sharing with youth and adults the marine ecosystem of the Florida Keys. Staff members enhance their career potential through comprehensive staff training programs. Working at Seacamp Association Inc. can help you:
• Develop leadership and decision-making skills in handling creative challenges
• Gain experiential instructional experience, while having a positive influence on youth and adults
• Build life-long friendships working closely with a talented staff
• Build professional references and contacts
• Clarify career goals
• Learn from professionals in the fields of marine science, aquatics and youth development
Company Description: A non-profit, residential, environmental educational organization offering marine science programs for 10-17 year-old students in a summer camp setting and to visiting elementary, middle, secondary, college, and adult groups throughout the school year.
Full time and Seasonal employment: Marine Science Instructor positions are full time. Internship positions are available during fall and spring semesters, and internship credit is available.
Description: Staff lead interpretive programs in tropical marine science for campers/visiting schools and participate in hospitality services required to run a residential facility. Extensive training: science seminars; American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding, Oxygen Administration, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer; skin diving leadership and Rescue Diver (for currently certified SCUBA divers only, during our summer program); seamanship and boat handling; camp life; and teaching techniques.
Benefits: Salary/Stipend, housing, meals when participants are in residence, extensive physical and academic training, various American Red Cross certifications, workers' compensation insurance, and staff boat use during time off.
A. Take all necessary steps to insure the health, safety and welfare of all persons involved in the program.
B. Make participants aware of health and safety regulations and enforce regulations and policies.
C. Uphold and enforce Seacamp operating and conservation policies.
D. Active participation in staff training and post-camp activities.
E. Participation in general planning of program activities.
F. Act as a table head during meals.
G. Supervise and help participants during clean-up activities.
H. Help with maintenance, office, and kitchen duties as assigned.
I. Provide supervision and care of equipment.
J. Maintain proficiency in boat and engine operation and be familiar with and heed all boating rules of the road and
USCG regulations, and Seacamp policies/procedures.
K. Become thoroughly familiar with local marine study/dive areas.
L. Attend all scheduled meetings.
M. Behave in such a manner that upholds a cohesive community environment.
A. Lead field trips, discussions, and lab exercises as a part of individual programs.
B. Maintain the lab and all scientific equipment and wares in neat and functional condition. Clean and protect delicate
and/or fragile instruments immediately after using.
C. Instruct and/or assist with program activities as hired or assigned.
D. Supervise participants during evening program, rest hour, free time, and evening dorm duty as assigned.
E. Maintain and submit accurate and complete course outlines, lesson plans, class records and evaluations as
required by Seacamp.
F. Report all requisitions for materials and supplies to the Intern Coordinator/Science Program Director.
G. Participate in camp functions and assist with participant supervision as assigned.
H. Perform hospitality services as scheduled.
I. Act as a driver of our camp vans, for program and general transportation.
J. Design and complete a special project of significance and lasting value that has been approved by the Intern
Coordinator and Director.
K. Perform any other duties necessary to the operation of Seacamp and the well-being of the participants, parents,
teachers and staff.
RequirementsMarine Science Instructor: Recent college graduate in marine science, the biological sciences, or a related field. All applicants must be strong swimmers. Teaching experience and SCUBA certification required. Instructor positions start during the summer or after a successful completion of the Marine Science Education Internship. Must be a US citizen.
Marine Science Education Interns: Fall or Spring semesters only. Recent college graduate of or working towards a college degree (must have completed sophomore year) in marine science, the biological sciences, or a related field. Current college students may obtain credit depending on their home university's requirements. All applicants must be strong swimmers. Teaching experience and SCUBA certification preferred but not required. Must be a US citizen.