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O.C.E.A.N.S. Employment

Instructors (2 positions)

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As an O.C.E.A.N.S instructor, you will serve as a role model for marine scientists and teach pre-college students about the many different careers in marine science. You will challenge students to conduct scientific work on research cruises, in the lab and in the field. Students will build ROVs and explore the potentials of aquaculture.Instructors should be able to answer student’s questions about college and career paths in a Q/A fashion.  They should also have the ability to lead dissections and respectfully discuss animal euthanization for scientific purposes. A background in marine technologies and/or biotechnologies including the ability to perform molecular techniques is critical.  The program includesa six-hour research cruise on the ocean; a trip to an undeveloped barrier island, field trips to beach, marshes, fouling station, rocky intertidal zone, sea turtle hospital, marine technology program, aquaculture lab, rock fossil quarry, Center for Marine Science, and other marine facilities. 

  1. Provide “hands-on, feet-wet” instruction for campers age 15-16
  2. Supervise campers on land and water (including on boats), in classroom, in the field, and during lunch
  3. Provide first aid to campers
  4. General clean up and maintenance of camp
  5. Transport campers in vans safely
  6. Behavior management
  7. Ensure MarineQuest policies, safety expectations, and staffing ratios are carried out at all times
  8. Lead a 6-hour research cruise
  1. Must be at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license
  2. Must be able to lead and participate in demanding outdoor learning experiences (rain or shine)
  3. Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with campers, parents, and staff
  4. Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  5. Must have previous experience and desire to work with teens
  6. Knowledgeable in of all four major fields of marine science, plus familiarity with more recent areas of marine technology and biotechnology
  7. Must have completed a bachelors degree in a field of study related to the marine sciences. Preference is for candidates who are enrolled or working on a masters degree in a field of study related to the marine sciences.
  8. Knowledge of local marine habitats, boating and kayaking experience are all a plus
  9. CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 12, 2016)
  10. Lifeguard Certification is strongly preferred (should be obtained by June 12, 2016; 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 Erin Moran); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
  11. Knowledge of current research techniques and practices related to marine science
  12. Experience with research presentations a plus
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 12 through July 29, Monday through Friday (possible one week extension dependent on camp attendance)
  2. Mandatory staff training during the weeks of June 5 through June 10
  3. Average work week is 40 hours from 7:45am-4:15pm Monday-Thursday, and 7:45am-2:30pm every other Friday.
  4. Pay rate starts at $9.50/hr, dependent on qualifications 

Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check

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