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2 Mar 2023

Water SCUBA Camp Counselor

Sea Turtle Camp – Posted by Sea Turtle Camp Surf City, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Sea Turtle Camp was founded to offer youth the opportunity to learn about marine biology through immersive, hands-on, feet-wet experiential education. Our mission is to cultivate a love and respect for the ocean by building confidence and developing character while inspiring coastal conservation through safety, fun, and learning! One of our goals is to share our passion for life and teach young adults how to mold that passion into selfless, hard-working team of individuals that can recognize problems and work towards solving them. Through our grassroots approach, we strive to show campers a wide variety of possibilities at a time in their life when they have many potential roads to follow. In doing so, they will learn the rewards of selflessly giving their time and energy to their communities, encouraging volunteer service, and potentially impacting their career paths.

Why Work Here:

Each summer we offer seasonal employment in beautiful North Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Free accommodations in our ocean-view housing for the duration of summer. On-site training on our specific expectations, policies, activities, and procedures will be provided. You could be selected to join our team and experience one of the most rewarding summers of your life!

Benefits:
Summer stipend that is paid weekly (First year stipend: $3,600)
Team t-shirts and rashguards provided
Sweet Sea Turtle Camp swag
Deep discounts on gear
Consistent outdoor adventure
Contribute to life changing experiences for youth
Oceanview housing
All meals provided

Core Responsibilities:
The Camp Counselor for SCUBA Camp must be a multi-talented and energetic individual with a passion to develop and provide marine science instruction to our campers. Applicants must possess a dedication to marine stewardship, teaching, and inspiring youth. In addition to marine science education, this position requires an individual prepared to give 24-hour supervision to our campers with their fellow team while they work to obtain their PADI SCUBA certifications.

Work as a team to provide marine science lessons to campers
Educate and excite youth about the various North Carolina coastal landscapes, flora, and fauna
Assist with the driving of camp vehicles
Set up and breakdown of lessons
Assist with coordination of arrival/departure of campers
Maintain healthy and open communication between interns and volunteers at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.
Assist instructors with 15 campers pursuing their PADI SCUBA certifications
Provide continuous support to the Unit Leader and Marine Educator
Ensure a safe place (both emotionally and physically) for all staff and campers

Requirements:
The candidate for this position must meet the following criteria:
Available from May 26th- August 5th
May 26th- June 2nd – Mandatory staff training
June 4th-August 4th – All Camp Sessions
August 5th- Breakdown of facility

Requires weekend work and the 4th of July
Current certifications or willing to obtain prior to start: Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid
Must be SCUBA certified
At least 21 years of age
Able to pass a government background check, possess a U.S. driver’s license, and have a clean driving record
BA or BS in marine biology, environmental science/education related field (or working towards)
Experience in marine science, environmental education, summer camps, or related field.
Excellent physical condition to maintain energy and excitement during long, hot days

Salary: Starting at $3600 per season

How to Apply

If you want to spend a summer helping youth cultivate a relationship with the coastal environment, through hands-on immersive experiences, we encourage you to apply to become part of our team! Apply at: www.seaturtlecamp.com/employment

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Water. Job Tags: #education, #seasonal, camp, camp counselor, diving, educator, environmental education, kids, Marine Biology, marine science, SCUBA Camp, scuba diving, sea turtles, summer camp, teacher, and youth.

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