MarineQuest

Evening Staff Employment

MarineQuest Evening Positions Summer 2018:

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Evening Instructors
Weekend Instructors
Residential Assistants

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: Coastal Challengers, Sea Mates, Coast Trek, Turtle Trek, Shark Trek, TECHNOcean, Sea Sport Science, Science Olympiad by the Sea, Marine Ecosystem Engineers, Ocean Lab, and Surf programing.  Throughout the summer general evening instructors will instruct leadership based programs including 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. & Ocean CHEMystery 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. & Ocean CHEMystery 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 1 specialty week of programming (Oceans of Change, 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. Provide hands-on interactive activities
  3. Provide first aid to campers
  4. Assist with residential check-in on Sundays
  5. Report to Residential Life 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 1, 2018)
  9. Lifeguard Certification is preferred (should be obtained by June 1, 2018)
Terms of Employment:
  1. June 1 through August 3, Monday through Friday
  2. Mandatory staff training during the weeks of June 1 through June 8
  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 - 5 Male, 5 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 in 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 1, 2018)

Terms of Employment:

  1. June 1 through July 27, possible extension week required through August 4.
  2. Training during the weeks of June 1 through June 8
  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. Alternating weekend work is required. 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 (4 Positions)

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Weekend instructors spend Friday evening through Sunday evening with OCEANS or 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. 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 1, 2018)
  9. Lifeguard Certification is preferred (should be obtained by June 1, 2018)
  10. Scuba certification at or above an advanced level a plus

Terms of Employment:

  1. Weekends of: June 15, July 6, July 27 OR June 22, June 29, July 20, July 27
  2. Training during the weeks of June 1 through June 8
  3. Average work days are 8am to 10pm (Saturday and Sunday) and 4pm to 10pm on select Fridays. Potential for overnight accommodations.
  4. Pay rate starts at $9.00/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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