Environmental Educator and Deckhand

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 6:00pm


Long Beach, CA
United States

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Job Description:

Full time, year round

Position starts: February 15th, 2017

Compensation: room, board, and monthly salary dependent on knowledge, skills and experience

Contact: Rachel Young

The position includes many aspects that vary depending on the season and current programming but will definitely include: Living, playing and working aboard a tallship, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, playing games, hanging out on the beach, occasionally dressing up as a sailor, and ship maintenance. As part of our programming, which may last between three hours and five days, you may teach about fish and squid anatomy, touch tank critters, tide pools, knots, maritime history, sharks, water quality, ship construction, oceanography, stars, geology, island flora and fauna, and kelp forests just to name a few. We do not expect our applicants to have all these skills just the desire to build upon their knowledge and experience.

All staff who work aboard the American Pride assume an important role in working with our participants. Staff are expected to be leaders, role models and even a "stand-in" parent during programming. This responsibility carries with it certain expectations of how staff will act aboard and around participants, clients, other staff and parents. It is our expectation that staff members maintain a professional attitude, work as a member of team, enjoy working in an outdoor setting, and assist in creating a positive caring environment for all of our participants. The American Pride schedule varies greatly. Offering a dynamic program comprised of single day experiences and residential programs, the American Pride strives to reach all youth in new and innovative programming models. Please expect to work a varying schedule that includes some weekends.

Ideal Qualifications:       

Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Education or related field

Experience or desire to work in outdoor education setting

Experience or desire to lead adventure based trips

First Aid/CPR

Lifeguard Certification

OUPV License

How to Apply:

Please E-mail Cover Letter, Resume, and three professional references to: RachelY@AmericanPride.org





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