Outdoor Education Instructor

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Dana Point, CA
United States

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  • Must be able to fulfill the Essential Functions of the Outdoor Education Instructor position
  • Four-year degree in Education, environmental studies, social science, science, or outdoor recreation, Equivalent relevant work experience may be acceptable.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children in an organized educational or recreational setting.
  • Ability to work long hours including early mornings and evenings until 9:30pm
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Committed to excellence and furthering the educational and environmental mission of the organization.
  • Maintains certifications in First Aid and CPR.
  • Upon hire, completes a fingerprint and background check.


  • Demonstrates the ability to positively maintain a focused learning environment in a variety of situations and settings.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of California natural and cultural histories.  Uses teaching techniques to dynamically present the facts and underlying principles of these disciplines to students of a wide range of ages and abilities.
  • Keeps abreast of current information in the fields of science, social science and education.
  • Explains safety procedures to participants in educational activities and strictly enforces safety guidelines.
  • Works with supervisors to resolve participant behavioral problems.
  • Understands and maintains safety and conduct expectations outlined in the Ocean Institute Employee Handbook and other Ocean Institute documents.
  • Assists in the maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Assists the program director/coordinator in the overall administration of the program.
  • Assists the program director/coordinator in implementing new curricula.
  • Participates in Ocean Institute staff meetings, training and enhancement activities.
  • Interacts professionally with colleagues and public.
  • Works as part of a team with other Ocean Institute staff members and uses interpersonal communication techniques to ensure the success of the programs and positive work environment. 
  • Maintains a positive attitude in a vigorous working environment.

How to Apply:

Please send a  Resume and cover letter to Director of Outdoor Education, Nathan Taxel- ntaxel@oceaninstitute.org