Seattle Aquarium is Hiring Now: 3 great opportunities for current students

Looking to build work experience with the Seattle Aquarium? Interested in environmental education or community engagement? Check out the following three opportunities. All are hiring now, and many of these would work great for current undergrads.

Lead Camp Instructor

Status: Non-exempt/hourly—this is a temporary position.
Hours of work: Monday–Friday, 8:30am–5:30pm or 8am–5pm depending on shift assignment.
Duration: Must be available on-site June 20–August 19, 2016 (includes week of training).
Seeking: Two camp lead instructors. Leads must be available all set dates/times.
Dated needed: June 1, 2016: off-site computer work; June 20, 2016: report on-site. Posting expires: Open until filled.

Position overview: Camp lead instructors’ primary role is to lead and oversee all operations of their assigned camp sessions, carry out schedules (created by our marine educators) and lead the camp counselors, volunteers and children in their assigned camp sessions. Camp lead instructors must quickly establish and build positive relationships with summer program staff, volunteers, interns, campers, families and our partner programs. Each day varies greatly. Willingness to adapt from office tasks, guiding camp staff and volunteers to instructing classes with ages varying from early childhood to adult is essential.

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Beach Captain

Status: Part time, temporary
Hours of work:
Variable based on pre-scheduled beach dates. Must be available for the following training dates:

February 23, 6:30–9pm
March 2, 5:45–9pm
March 8, 5:45–9:30pm
March 13, 12:45–3:45pm
April 10, 8:30am– 2:30pm, includes beach training;
April 19, 5:45–9:30pm
May 8, 11:30am–2pm
May 16, 5:45–9:30pm
May 22, 10:30am–1pm.

Date needed: February 23, 2016
Posting expires: February 2, 2016

Position description: The Seattle Aquarium is hiring two Beach Naturalist program beach captains to support and supervise teams of volunteers to engage the public at Seattle-area beaches during low tides this spring and summer. The beach captain works with and supports beach naturalists to educate visitors about beach ecology and beach etiquette. One beach captain will also take on some small administrative support tasks as a program assistant; details listed below in section B. Both positions will support the efforts of the Community Engagement section to reach the “community” goal as expressed in the Seattle Aquarium Strategic Plan 2011–2030: “Ensure that we are inclusive and welcoming to all segments of the community.” Ideal candidates will have experience working with volunteers either in leadership roles or as volunteers themselves and be skillful at interacting and communicating with the public in a positive way through one-on-one, small family groups or larger group interactions, such school field trips or summer camp groups. Beach captains rely on good interpretation skills, knowledge of marine science and conservation, and the ability to engage diverse audiences in an inclusive and welcoming manner. Beach captains must be organized and self-motivated, have a valid Washington state driver’s license and current first aid/CPR certifications.

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Camp Counselor

Status: Non-exempt/hourly—this is a temporary position.
Hours of work: Monday–Friday, 7:30am–4:30pm or 9am–6pm depending on shift assignment.
Duration: Must be available on-site June 20–August 19, 2016 (includes week of training).
Seeking: Four camp counselors. Counselors must be available all set dates/times.
Dates needed: June 1, 2016: off-site computer work; June 20, 2016: report on-site.
Posting expires: Open until filled.

Position overview: Seattle Aquarium marine summer camp counselors are role models working with a professional team of camp staff, high school volunteers, campers and their families. Campers range in age from 4 to 16 years old and are grouped by a spectrum of grade levels. You will work with all ages of campers while leading a group of up to 10 campers in all aspects of camp programming.

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