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Evening Staff Employment

MarineQuest Evening Positions Summer 2014

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General Night Activity Instructors Residential Assistants
OCEANS/O17 Night Activity Instructors Weekend Instructors
Dive Programs Night Activity Instructors 2014 Night Director -Filled

Application Deadline:
Staff selections have begun, however we are still accepting applications to fill remaining positions.

Applications received between now and May 2014 will be kept on file to be considered until all remaining positions are filled. MarineQuest staff positions are highly competitive so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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 would like to apply for.

Night Activity Counselors for Ages 10-17 (3-4 positions)

Duties:
  1. Supervise students age 10-17 during evening activities
  2. Plan and provide hands-on interactive activities
  3. Provide first aid to campers
  4. Assist with residential check-in on Sundays
  5. Report to night director
Qualifications:
  1. Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with campers, parents, and staff
  2. Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  3. Must have desire and experience working with youth
  4. Must demonstrate patience
  5. Preference for applicants who are at least 21 and have a valid drivers licence
  6. Residence life, camp, and/or overnight camp experience is a plus
  7. Knowledge of marine sciences is preferred, but not required
  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 Janie McAuliffe); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 15 through Aug 1, Sunday through Thursday
  2. Training during the weeks of June 6 through June 13
  3. Average work week is approximately 34 hours a week, Monday through Thursday from 3:45-10pm and Sunday 1:30-10pm
  4. Pay rate starts at $8.50/hr, dependent on qualifications
  5. Other compensation includes some dinners when working
  6. Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check

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OCEANS and Oceans 17 Night Activity Counselors for ages 15-17 (2 positions)

Duties:
  1. Supervise students age 15-17 during activities
  2. Provide hands-on interactive activities
  3. Drive students safely in 15-passenger vans when applicable
  4. Provide first aid to campers
  5. Reports to Night Director
Qualifications:
  1. Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with campers, parents, and staff
  2. Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  3. Must have desire and experience working with youth
  4. Must demonstrate patience
  5. Must be at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license
  6. Knowledge of marine sciences is preferable
  7. CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 14, 2014)
  8. 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 Janie McAuliffe); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
  9. Scuba certification at or above an advanced level a plus
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 15 through Aug 1, Sunday through Thursday
  2. Training during the weeks of June 6 through June 13
  3. Average work week is approximately 32 hours a week, Monday through Thursday from 3:45-10pm
  4. Pay rate starts at $8.50/hr, dependent on qualifications
  5. Other compensation includes some dinners when working
  6. Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check

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Dive Programs Night Activity Counselors for ages 14-17 (2 positions)

Duties:
  1. Supervise students age 14-17 during activities
  2. Provide hands-on interactive activities
  3. Drive students safely in 15-passenger vans when applicable
  4. Provide first aid to campers
  5. Assist with residential check-in on Sundays
  6. Reports to Night Director
Qualifications:
  1. Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with campers, parents, and staff
  2. Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  3. Must have desire and experience working with youth
  4. Must demonstrate patience
  5. Must be at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license
  6. Knowledge of marine sciences is preferable
  7. CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 14, 2013)
  8. 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 Janie McAuliffe); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
  9. Preference is for candidates who are scuba certified at or above an advanced level
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 15 through July 25, Sunday through Thursday (possible one week extension dependent on camp enrollment)
  2. Training during the weeks of June 6 through June 13
  3. Average work week is approximately 35 hours a week, Monday through Thursday from 3:45-10pm and Sunday 1:30-10pm
  4. Pay rate starts at $8.50/hr, dependent on qualifications
  5. Other compensation includes some dinners when working
  6. Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check

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Weekend Instructors (2 positions)

Duties:
  1. Supervise students ages 15 - 17
  2. Plan and Provide hands-on interactive activities
  3. Drive students safely in 15-passenger vans
  4. Provide first aid to campers
  5. Assist with residential check-in on Sundays during select weeks
  6. Reports to Night Director
Qualifications:
  1. Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with campers, parents, and staff
  2. Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  3. Must have desire and experience working with teens
  4. Must demonstrate patience
  5. Must be at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license
  6. Knowledgeable in all of four major fields of marine science, plus familiarity with more recent areas of marine technology and biotechnology a plus
  7. Preference is for candidates who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and/or working on a masters degree in a field of study related to the marine sciences. Minimum requirement is two years towards a bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to the marine sciences.
  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 Janie McAuliffe); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
  10. Scuba certification at or above an advanced level a plus
Terms of Employment:
  1. Most weekends from June 16 through July 25
  2. Training during the week of June 6 through June 13
  3. Average work days are 8am to 10pm (Saturday and Sunday) and 4pm to 10pm on select Fridays
  4. Pay rate starts at $8.50/hr, dependent on qualifications
  5. Other compensation includes most meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) when working
  6. Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check

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Residential Assistants (4 positions - 2 male and 2 female)

Duties:
  1. Supervise students ages 10 -17
  2. Be present in the dorm during stated hours
  3. Provide first aid if needed
  4. Ensure student safety
  5. Supervise and conduct room inspections/inventory as needed
  6. Enforce lights-out and wake up time with students
  7. In case of emergencies, must be able to be easily woken in the night
  8. Walk campers to breakfast every morning
  9. Reports to Night Director
Qualifications:
  1. Previous experience with overnight camps is preferred
  2. Summer school students are preferred
  3. CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 14, 2014)
  4. Lifeguard Certification a plus, but not required
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 15 through Aug 1, on rotating on-duty shifts of approximately 3 to 4 nights/mornings a week (you will be on duty approximately 22 evenings/mornings during the course of the summer). Alternating weekend work is required.
  2. Training will be held during the weeks of June 6 through June 13
  3. Usual paid work hours are from 9:45pm-11:15pm and 6:30am-8am (the following morning) at a rate starting at $8/hr.  While on-duty, you will walk campers to breakfast and stay with them until day counselors pick up campers around 7:45am.  You must be in dorm from 9:45pm through the night until wake up at 6:30 am while on-duty.
  4. Compensation includes room/housing and breakfasts provided while on-duty
  5. Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check

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Night Director Filled for 2014

MarineQuest’s Night Director is responsible for the supervision of all evening and weekend staff including RAs, instructors, and counselors. He/she will oversee all programmatic activities related to camper dorm life including meals, sleeping arrangements, and behavior management. Additionally, he/she will oversee the implementation of MarineQuest evening/weekend activities and agendas.  Candidates are encouraged to review the above evening employment descriptions for more information about staff they will supervise. The MarineQuest Night Director will work to maintain a sense of team and collaborative relationships amongst the MarineQuest evening/weekend staff to maximize the quality of MarineQuest programs for its residential participants. We are seeking candidates who have skills in the areas of leadership and facilitation of a strong, positive, and successful overnight camp community who will complete the following duties.

Primary Duties:

  • Supervise night activity counselors, weekend activity counselors and RAs
  • Facilitate evening programs and activities, many of which take place in and around water and require exceptional oversight and safety considerations (agendas provided by MarineQuest)
  • Will live in or near dorms with campers (within 5 miles - for after hours response)
  • Coordinate transportation to evening activity sites
  • Supervise Sunday residential check-in
  • Coordinate Sunday check-in's pizza dinner set up
  • Communication with parents
  • Manage and maintain an inventory of all dorms keys and oversee weekly key exchange with UNCW housing
  • Administrative responsibilities (including but not limited to: completing incident reports, some management of camper paperwork, emails, copying, etc.)
  • Responsible for the enforcement of the MarineQuest residential staff instructor manual.
  • Reports to MarineQuest program director

Other Duties:

  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and camp participants; attract and respect confidences
  • Provide immediate positive and constructive feedback when necessary for staff as well as camp participants and document accidents/incidents.
  • Confirm some evening and weekend restaurant reservations
  • Coordinate with day staff instructors as needed
  • Occasional development of residential activities
  • Provide first aid to campers as needed
  • Responsible for program cell phone
  • Occasionally lead activities with students
  • Complete maintenance work orders for dorms
  • Serve on a professional duty and respond to emergencies and situations beyond the ability of RAs as necessary (may, rarely, include after-hours work and/or overtime).  Successful staff management and student oversight often prevents these types of situations.  
  • Recognize situations in which intervention or mediation is both appropriate and necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement of two years towards an associates or bachelor's degree
  • Completion of a bachelor's or master's degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education, Marine Sciences, education, or related field preferred
  • Must have strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff
  • Must demonstrate initiative and leadership qualities
  • Must have desire and experience working with youth
  • Must demonstrate maturity, patience, and responsibility qualities
  • Must be at least 21 and have a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of marine sciences is a plus
  • CPR/First Aid is required (must be obtained by June 14, 2013)
  • 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 Janie McAuliffe); however we encourage you to pursue alternate certification options.
  • Housing and residence life experience preferred

Terms of Employment:

  • June 6 through Aug 1, 2014
  • Training will be held during the week of June 6 through June 13 (earlier training possible if mutually agreeable)
  • Average work week is 40 hours, typically from 3:30pm to 10:00pm Monday - Friday and Sunday's 12:00pm - 7:00 pm. Occasional overtime possible as needed to address unforeseen after hours concerns or administrative needs.
  • Pay rate starts at $10.00/hr, dependent on qualifications, skills, and abilities
  • Other compensation includes housing and some meals
  • Employment is subject to a criminal and Homeland Security background check

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 Night Director" to submit an application for this position.

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