Educadores ambientales en Florida ~

18 de octubre de 2019

Educadores ambientales en Florida

Job Overview:

The seasonal field instructors work within the education team to provide high quality experiential education programs to visiting school groups during our busiest times of year. Seasonal instructors will lead student groups, 5th grade high school, in our core curriculum on the boats, in the classroom and in the labs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Greet student groups on arrival to MarineLab and orients group to facility
Lead classroom discussions on seagrass ecology, coral reef ecology and fish identification
Lead lessons on the boat on topics such as mangrove ecology
Serve as point person during meals a few times a week
Serve as a lifeguard both in the water and out of water
Teach hands on labs (usually in the evenings) on topics such as invertebrate diversity and zooplankton identification
Act as a mate on Coast Guard inspected vessels
Lead up to 18 students on snorkels in seagrass, mangrove and coral reef habitats
Drive a vessel to conduct evening plankton tows
Assist with a wide range of maintenance tasks including but not limited to: general upkeep of the facility (painting, etc.), cleaning boats, conducting necessary boat drills and recording appropriately, maintaining educational equipment (cleaning microscopes, calibrating water quality tools, creating/making/purchasing necessary curriculum supplies), cleaning snorkel gear and updating curriculum
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a life science (or education degree with marine science experience)
Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR certified
Knowledge of tropical/subtropical marine habitats; experience working within tropical/subtropical marine habitats preferred
Teaching experience with students in 5th grade through high school
Boating experience
Enthusiasm for sharing your passion for marine science with students

Working Conditions:

The seasonal instructor spends most of his/her day outdoors. Being able to comfortably work in variable weather conditions is extremely important. In the winter months, water temperatures in Florida Bay, where we enthusiastically lead student groups, can reach the low 60s. In spring/summer, the air temperature is generally in the 90s all day with high humidity and pop up storms are common.


The position runs from early January 2020 through late July 2020. Daily work hours are highly variable; the work day may begin as early as 7:30 AM and end as late as 9:30 PM. By the end of the season, instructors will average about 40 hours/week. Seasonal instructors work multiple evenings per week. Generally, instructors have two days off in a row per week; however, this is subject to program schedule.

$325/week salary
Shared on‐site housing
Paid training
Some meals
Recreational diving opportunities

To Apply: Send a completed application form ( AND resume to Sarah Egner. Application and resumes must be received by 5 PM NOVEMBER 11, 2019.

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