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Ocean Explorers Assistant Instructor
Non Work-study

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: PB Sci-IMS
Pay Rate: 12.00
Final Filing Date: 5/31/19 or
Until Filled
Employment Date: 2019-06-01 00:0 TO 2019-09-01 00:0
Hours: 19*See Comments
Schedule: variable
Job Description
Skills Required: NOTE: Only current UCSC students (enrolled in classes for Spring 2019) are eligible to apply to this position.

Completion of one or more years of science coursework in good standing in majors of marine biology, biology, environmental studies, or comparable science major.

Experience working with children (ages 7-14) in recreational and/or educational settings.

Creative and enthusiastic teaching skills.

Excellent group management skills in classroom and outdoor settings.

Good interpersonal communication skills with a variety of ages (ages 7-senior citizens); both oral and written.

Ability to assist leader with groups of children during all day camp and overnight programs. Activities include hikes (up to 5 miles per day), kayaking trips, tide pool explorations, overnight camping trips, etc.

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Flexibility to work in changing environment. Ability to follow instructions provided by supervisor. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with volunteers and others.

Must be comfortable/experienced working with kids in a pool and ocean setting.

Must be an excellent swimmer.

Clean driving record and ability to drive an 8-passenger van to transport students to destinations as far away as Big Sur. (Fingerprinting is required for this position)

Ability to work independently and on own initiative.

Must be reliable, punctual, and detail-oriented.

Certified (or ability to obtain): CPR adult & child, and First Aid.

Neat and clean appearance, including wearing staff uniform (Seymour Center polo shirt or Ocean Explorers' T-shirt) with shorts or pants. All piercings (except ears) must be removed and tattoos covered while working.
Skills Preferred: Upper division coursework in marine biology (marine invertebrates, vertebrates, algae, ecology, etc.)

Volunteer work experience with Seymour Center and/or Long Marine Lab.

Lifeguard certification

Class B drivers license

Experience with Powerpoint and Photoshop computer programs
Percentage of Time Duty
85% Instruction:
Assist instructors with coordination and implementation of Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab's summer Ocean Explorers marine science education programs. Under direct supervision of Seymour Center education staff, provide instruction and interpretation of marine science concepts and research at Long Marine Lab and field sites around the Monterey Bay. Assist instructors with groups of children in daily activities, and one overnight trip. Work with team of volunteer instructors. Drive students to field sites around Monterey Bay in an 12-passenger van.

15% Clerical:
Assist instructors with support work for Ocean Explorers programs (photocopies, e-mails, phone calls, filing, purchase supplies, move tables and projects, cleaning classrooms and vans as necessary, assemble materials for activities, create a Powerpoint slide show, etc.)
Courses Required:
Computer Keyboarding Filing Alpha
Macintosh Numerical
Windows Color
Unix Driving Car
Word Processing Truck
Spreadsheet Other Lifting
Databases Fingerprinting Required
Other Hazardous Substances
Special Comments: This position is located at Long Marine Lab.

NOTE: Only current UCSC students (enrolled in classes for Spring 2019) are eligible to apply to this position.


***GENERAL INFORMATION: The mission of UCSC's Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory is to educate people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world's ocean. Specifically, the education department works to interpret marine research, convey the importance of scientific inquiry, and instill a respect for the world's ocean. Ocean Explorers is the Seymour Center's marine science summer camp where kids have fun while learning about marine science and research. This position affords a unique opportunity to learn about and work closely with Long Marine Lab's marine mammal research and training groups.
View our web site for further information:

***WORK SCHEDULE: Most work weeks are Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, but some days have variable hours due to program activities, including an overnight camping trip. Other work days are as follows: June 3 -June 7: approx. 12 hrs./week for program training and set-up; Aug. 19 - 23: approx. 20 hrs./week for program wrap up/organizing. Week of July 1-July 5: NO PROGRAM (=unpaid vacation week).

***APPLICATION INFORMATION: Submit your application ASAP, and by Friday, April 13, 2018. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted in April by the Seymour Center. Include the following information on your application:
1. List and describe any previous experience working with children.
2. List science courses/titles completed through the 2018 Winter quarter.
3. List any outdoor recreational skills you have (such as sea kayaking, camping, snorkeling, swimming, etc.) and how you obtained them.
4. Describe your experience communicating with diverse groups of people.
5. List any applicable certifications you have(e.g. CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard, DAN 02, Class B license, etc.)
Please contact Katrina London, Youth Programs Assistant Manager, if you have other specific questions: (831) 459-4939.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: 12000&file=11164-11174.3 More Information

Payroll Information
Service Team: SHR Operations
Hiring Supervisior: London, Katrina
Supervisor Phone: 831-459-4939
Supervisor Email:
Account Numbers: 7-623107-1652-53387-2
Home Department: 000500
Classification: Assistant IV
Title Code: 4919
Date Approved: 2-27-2019


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