Sea Squirt Employment

Instructors (2 positions)

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Sea Squirts instructors will develop the scientist in our 5-6 year old students in this stimulating half-day program. You will guide them through an investigation of "ickyology," ie the study of invertebrate zoology. It is critical that interested applicants have a strong marine invertebrate zoology background and the ability to simplify subject matter. The program will include field trips to the beach, marsh, fouling station, Center for Marine Science and NC Aquarium to reinforce lessons.

Note: Throughout the summer we offer single gender camps for children. During those weeks, the instructors from Sea Squirts and Sea Safari will be selected to work with Mermaids (girls) or Sea Dawgs (boys).

Student ages 5 - 7

  1. Provide "hands-on, feet-wet" instruction for campers age 5-7
  2. Supervise campers in classroom, in field, and during snack
  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 young children
  5. Preference is for candidates who are in a degree program related to the marine sciences. Minimum requirement is one year towards a bachelor's degree.
  6. Knowledge of local marine habitats is a plus
  7. CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 11, 2017)
  8. Lifeguard Certification is preferred (may be obtained by June 11, 2017; 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 Harris Muhlstein); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 12 through August 4, Monday through Friday
  2. Training during the weeks of June 2 through June 9
  3. Average work week is 22.5 hours, from 7:45am-12:15pm
  4. Pay rate starts at $8.50/hr, dependent on qualifications

Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check