Camp SEA Lab Naturalist

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Deadline to Apply:

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:00pm



Santa Cruz, CA
United States

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Job Description:

NOW HIRING for FALL 2016 and SPRING 2017 Outdoor School Naturalists positions!

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Camp SEA Lab Program Coordinator, Naturalists will work on a variety of tasks related to the implementation of the Camp SEA Lab vision and programs, while maintaining the safety and well being of participants.  The following is a list of tasks required to carry out job functions:

  •  Express enthusiasm in all aspects of teaching including ocean awareness and marine science education; educate students on topics such as local marine life, rocky shore, sandy beach and deep-sea habitats, and coastal wetlands of Monterey Bay.
  • Ability to understand and implement program safety regulations of Camp SEA Lab’s risk management plan during all program activities. 
  • Demonstrate creativity in programmatic planning and work assignments.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic team setting, demonstrating sensitivity to diversity and multiple working styles.
  • Maintain positive relationships with Camp SEA Lab partners and other community stakeholders.
  • Deliver marine science curriculum to groups of up to 16 students, and lead large group activities in non-competitive games.
  • Provide constant supervision of students’ participation in structured and unstructured activities.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students.
  • Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior management techniques.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position, including the knowledge and abilities identified above.  In addition, the successful candidate will meet the all following conditions:

  • Minimum age requirement of 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to get to and from program sites via own transportation.
  • Possess enough strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of students during program hours.
  • Must be able to swim and participate in water-related activities (such as kayaking).
  • Must possess current First Aid/Child CPR certification throughout duration of employment.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Residential program hours are from 8:00 am on the first day through 3:00 pm on the last day.  Program sessions usually run Monday – Wednesday, with some exceptions on Thursdays and Fridays.

HOUSING: Camp SEA Lab will provide room and board during residential programs only.  Candidate must provide own housing during day programs and staff training.

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How to Apply:

Email your cover letter and resume (PDF only) that describes your qualifications in meeting the position’s required experience to: 

Your attached PDF cover letter and resume should be labeled as such:



Please title the email subject line with your LAST NAME and the SEASON (Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017) you are applying for. 

All applications must be received via email by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, August 1, 2016 to be guaranteed a review. Applications received after the screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of Camp SEA Lab.


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Compensation Information:

$13.00 per hour, position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime at $19.50 per hour