MarineQuest

Evening Staff Employment

MarineQuest Evening Positions Summer 2017:

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Evening Instructors Weekend Instructors
Residential Assistants Residential Life Coordinator

Evening Instructors

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General evening instructors (4-6 positions) supervise students ages 10-17 that are attending one-week long summer programs with MarineQuest and instruct evening activities. These programs include: Coast Trek, Turtle Trek, Shark Trek, TECHNOcean, Sea Sport Science Olympiad, Ocean Lab, and Surf programing.  Throughout the summer general evening instructors will instruct specialty programs with a basis in art (Shore Shots, ArtSea, Sea Jewels, Surf-n-Art) and leadership (Sea GEMS and Sea LAB).  General evening instructors must work well as a part of a team.    

Dive program evening instructors(2 positions) supervise dive program participants (ages 14-17) during their SCUBA classroom sessions with Aquatic Safari and other activities.  Instructors are responsible for driving students safely in 12-passenger vans when necessary to class and for field activities.  Preference is given to those with scuba diving experience and lifeguard certification.   

O.C.E.A.N.S. evening instructors (2 positions) supervise and instruct O.C.E.A.N.S. program students (ages 15-16) and 2 specialty weeks of programs (ages 15-17) in their evening programming activities.  Activity topics include remotely operated vehicles, coastal management, marine science careers, and scientific poster creation.  O.C.E.A.N.S. evening instructors must be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license, and able to drive students safely in 12 passenger vans to various locations. 

Oceans 17 evening instructors (2 positions) supervise Oceans 17 students (ages 16-18) and 2 specialty weeks of programs (ages 15-17).   Oceans 17 is UNCW MarineQuest’s capstone program.  Students in attendance spend 3 weeks being immersed into marine science research.  Oceans 17 evening instructors will assist students in completing assigned tasks, attending dive class sessions and faculty lectures, as well as facilitate activities and discussions.  Instructors must be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license, and able to drive students safely in 12 passengers vans.  Preference is given to those with scuba diving experience, lifeguard certification, and research background in marine science.

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 Residential Coordinator

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 driver’s license
  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 11, 2017)
  9. 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 11 through August 4, Sunday through Thursday
  2. Training during the weeks of June 2 through June 9
  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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Residential Assistants (8 Positions - 4 Male, 4 Female)

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Residential Assistants live in the dorm with MarineQuest students and offer a sense of family among campers.  RAs will make sure that campers are in bed at lights out and wake them up in the mornings.  RAs take turns being on call each night after lights out in case of an emergency.  RAs must live in the residential hall when on-duty.  Preference is given to those with experience with residential life, specifically overnight youth programs.  

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 Residential Coordinator
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 11, 2017)
  4. Lifeguard Certification is a plus, but not required
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 11 through July 28, on rotating on-duty shifts of approximately 4 to 5 nights/mornings a week.  Alternating weekend work is required.  Possible extension week required through August 4.
  2. Training during the weeks of June 2 through June 9
  3. Usual paid work hours are from 9:30pm-11:00pm 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 9:30pm 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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Weekend Instructors (2Positions)

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Weekend instructors spend Friday evening through Sunday evening with OCEANS and Oceans 17 students. Over the weekend MarineQuest participants get the most out of their weekend.  Instructors will take students on several field outings including surf lesson, kayak excursion, and other possible adventure based activities.  Instructors may also be required to instruct educational activities.  On top of all that staff will enjoy meals with participants at local favorite restaurants. 

Duties:
  1. Supervise students ages 15 - 17
  2. Plan and Provide hands-on interactive activities
  3. Drive students safely in 12-passenger vans
  4. Provide first aid to campers
  5. Assist with residential check-in on Sundays during select weeks
  6. Reports to Residential Coordinator
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 master’s 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 11, 2017)
  9. 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.
  10. Scuba certification at or above an advanced level a plus
Terms of Employment:
  1. Most weekends from June 16 through July 30
  2. Training during the weeks of June 2 through June 9
  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 Life Coordinator

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MarineQuest's Residential Life Coordinator is responsible for the supervision and scheduling of all evening and weekend staff including RAs and instructors. 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 evening employment descriptions for more information about staff they will supervise. The MarineQuest Residential Life Coordinator 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 evening instructors, weekend instructors 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 (bus and 12 passenger van)
  • Facilitate and 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 and oversee weekly 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 phones
  • 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 11, 2017)
  • Lifeguard Certification is required (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.
  • Housing and residence life experience preferred

Terms of Employment:

  • June 11 through August 4 (earlier start date possible if mutually agreeable)
  • Training during the weeks of June 2 through June 9 (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 $12.00/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