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Cape Crusaders & Sea Devils Employment

Instructors (2 positions)

Cape Crusader & Sea Devils instructors will lead two different programs throughout the summer alternating weeks between sessions. As a Cape Crusaders instructor you will get students to join the MarineQuest CEPA (Coastal Environmental Protection Agency) and teach them how they can use their “super powers” to help defeat the Ten Most Wanted Villains of our marine environment. As a Sea Devils instructor you lead male your boys only group of students on an adventure on the high seas as you help them discover a variety of sea mysteries and sea devils! Programs include field trips to the beach, marsh, fouling station, coquina outcrop, Center for Marine Science, NC Aquarium, Sea Turtle hospital and ranger stations.

Student ages 7 - 10

  1. Provide “hands-on, feet-wet” instruction for campers age 7-10
  2. Supervise campers in classroom, in field, and during lunch
  3. Provide first aid to campers
  4. Behavior management
  5. General clean up and maintenance of camp
  1. Must be able to lead and participate in outdoor learning experiences (rain or shine)
  2. Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with campers, parents, and staff
  3. Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  4. Must have previous experience and desire to work with youth
  5. Preference is for candidates who have already completed a bachelors degree in a field of study related to the marine sciences. Minimum requirement is two years towards a degree in a field of study related to the marine sciences.
  6. Knowledge of local marine habitats is preferred
  7. Familiarity with environmental forensic techniques is a plus
  8. CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 14, 2014)
  9. Lifeguard Certification is preferred (may be obtained by June 14, 2014; MarineQuest may attempt to organize an American Red Cross class before staff training begins. Cost would be approximately $250.00. If interested in this option, please contact Sue Kezios); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 16 through August 1, Monday through Friday (possible one week extension dependent on camp attendance)
  2. Training during the weeks of June 6 through June 13
  3. Average work week is 40 hours from 7:45am-4:15pm Monday-Thursday, and 7:45am-1:45pm Friday.
  4. Pay rate starts at $8.50/hr, dependent on qualifications
  5. Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check
Cape Crusaders Website Sea Devils Website

Online Job Application

To apply please visit the online application and click on "search positions" then click on "search" (leave all fields blank) then click on "MarineQuest Summer Camp Instructor/Counselor" to submit an application for the position(s) you are applying for.


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