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Job Opportunity: Environmental Educator and Deckhand – Children’s Maritime Foundation

Children's Maritime Foundation LogoEnvironmental Educator and Deckhand
Children’s Maritime Foundation
Location: Long Beach, California

Environmental Educator & Deckhand
Children’s Maritime Foundation, aboard the American Pride
Long Beach, CA

Full time, year round

Position starts: January 20- February 15th
Compensation: room, board, and monthly salary dependent on knowledge, skills and experience
Contact: Rachel Young

Ideal Qualifications:
Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Education or related field
Experience or desire to work in outdoor education setting
Experience or desire to lead adventure based trips
First Aid/CPR
Lifeguard Certification

The American Pride is a historic 130’ three masted schooner, she was built in 1941 and is currently located in Long Beach, CA. Owned and operated by the Children’s Maritime Foundation, a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enrich the minds and transform the lives of California youth through immersion in a maritime learning environment. We provide shipboard learning experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom, while offering hands on, action oriented activities that stress leadership, teamwork, communication and good sportsmanship. We strive to promote interest and education in the value and worthiness of our national maritime heritage and historic sailing ships, as well as education, awareness and preservation of the earth’s oceans and welfare of all marine life.

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Job Opportunity: Environmental Educator – Children’s Maritime Foundation

Children's Maritime Foundation LogoEnvironmental Educator & Deckhand
Children’s Maritime Foundation, aboard the American Pride
Location:
Long Beach, California
Website: http://www.AmericanPride.org

Full time, year round
Position starts: January 20-30
Compensation: room, board, and monthly salary dependent on knowledge, skills and experience

Ideal Qualifications:
Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Education or related field
Experience or desire to work in outdoor education setting
Experience or desire to lead adventure based trips
First Aid/CPR
Lifeguard Certification

The American Pride is a historic 130’ three masted schooner, she was built in 1941 and is currently located in Long Beach, CA. Owned and operated by the Children’s Maritime Foundation, a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enrich the minds and transform the lives of California youth through immersion in a maritime learning environment. We provide shipboard learning experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom, while offering hands on, action oriented activities that stress leadership, teamwork, communication and good sportsmanship. We strive to promote interest and education in the value and worthiness of our national maritime heritage and historic sailing ships, as well as education, awareness and preservation of the earth’s oceans and welfare of all marine life.

The position includes many aspects that vary depending on the season and current programming but will definitely include: Living, playing and working aboard a tallship, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, playing games, hanging out on the beach, occasionally dressing up as a sailor, and ship maintenance. As part of our programming, which may last between three hours and five days, you may teach about fish and squid anatomy, touch tank critters, tide pools, knots, maritime history, sharks, water quality, ship construction, oceanography, stars, geology, island flora and fauna, and kelp forests just to name a few. We do not expect our applicants to have all these skills just the desire to build upon their knowledge and experience.

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Internship Opportunity: Environmental Education and Conservation Field Work – Bald Head Island Conservancy (Application Deadline: 11/11/15)

Bald Head Island Conservancy LogoBald Head Island Conservancy, Inc.
Spring Coastal Environmental and non-profit Internship

Description
This BHI Conservancy’s spring internship program provides four recent graduates with
environmental education and conservation field work experience, as well as experience with
working at a small non-profit organization. While the majority of the spring will be spent
assisting with educational programs and conservation monitoring fieldwork; this position will
require working at Turtle Central Gift Shop, staffing information desk, facilities maintenance,
and assisting with administrative projects.

These Spring Interns will have the opportunity to interview for the Summer Intern Coordinator
position who will assume additional responsibilities during the summer months as the after
hours onsite staff supervisor.

Position Responsibilities
1. Lead a variety of environmental education programs for the public, including but not
limited to, kayaking, hands-on dissections, nature hikes, island nature tours, and short
lectures on such topics as invertebrates, alligators, sea turtles and barrier islands; For a
description of each program that we offer, please visit http://www.bhic.org/familyadventure-
programs;
2. Conduct conservation monitoring programs, including vegetation sampling, dune transect
measurements, beach vitex eradication, water quality monitoring, and wildlife population
studies;
3. Support the BHI Conservancy’s white-tailed deer immunocontraception project,
including tracking deer via radio telemetry, and assisting in capture operations and
workups.
4. Assist with animal husbandry and the care and maintenance of animal enclosures and
exhibits (terrestrial, freshwater, & saltwater), and classroom space;
5. Assist with other duties as necessary, including working at the Turtle Central Gift Shop,
Information Center, facilities maintenance, and the BHI Conservancy Office;
6. Promote and practice stewardship of the Conservancy’s facilities, properties, and research
equipment.
7. Assist with special events activities including Turtle Trot 5k events, lectures, and hosting
visiting groups of students and scouts;
8. Abide by and enforce all dormitory rules, safety protocols, and cleanliness, as outlined in
user group and internship program agreement documents;
9. Other duties as assigned.

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Internship Opportunity: Marine Education Internship – Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Port Townsend Marine Science Center LogoMarine Education Internship
A learning opportunity in a fast-paced and fun organization

What: The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is pleased to offer two unpaid internships for the 2015 season. Marine Education Interns will learn by actively assisting our program staff in a wide variety of programs and tasks including exhibit maintenance and interpretation, volunteer management, summer camp education, and citizen science. Other aspects of life in a busy non-profit educational organization will be explored as opportunities arise. Interns are responsible for completing paperwork to receive university credit.

Where: PTMSC is a public non-profit marine education facility located in Fort Worden State Park, Washington. Our two buildings house a small hands-on Marine Exhibit with local near-shore animals and plants, a Natural History Exhibit featuring a fully articulated orca skeleton with exhibits connecting her to emergent issues of toxics in the marine environment, a citizen science research lab, and two fully equipped classrooms. Visit www.ptmsc.org and blog.ptmsc.org or find us on Facebook to learn more.

When: Two positions beginning mid-June 2015 until end of August 2015; option to continue through October 2015; Full time including most weekends.

Tasks:

  • Assist in all aspects of running and maintaining Marine and Natural History Exhibits including maintaining tanks, caring for animals, and general upkeep of exhibits
  • Assist the volunteer docent team in interpreting exhibits for the public including hands-on education programs
  • Assist educational staff in Marine Science Summer Camps
  • Support volunteers in our citizen science lab and marine mammal stranding network
  • Support volunteers in our gift shop
  • Receive on-site training in natural history, marine biology, shoreline ecology, interpretation techniques, and care of cold water marine invertebrates and fish

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Internship Opportunity: Environmental Education Internship – Children’s Maritime Foundation (Application Deadline: 04/30/15)

Children's Maritime Foundation LogoJob Title: Environmental Education Internship aboard the American Pride
Company: Children’s Maritime Foundation
Location: Long Beach, CA
Website: http://www.AmericanPride.org
Salary: Room, Board, and $200 monthly stipend
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Apply to:
RachelY@AmericanPride.org
Job Type: Internship

Summer position

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Education or related field
  • Experience or desire to work in outdoor education setting
  • Experience or desire to lead adventure based trips
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Lifeguard Certification

The American Pride is a historic 130′ three masted schooner, she was built in 1941 and is currently located in Long Beach, CA. Owned and operated by the Children’s Maritime Foundation, a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enrich the minds and transform the lives of California youth through immersion in a maritime learning environment. We provide shipboard learning experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom, while offering hands on, action oriented activities that stress leadership, teamwork, communication and good sportsmanship. We strive to promote interest and education in the value and worthiness of our national maritime heritage and historic sailing ships, as well as education, awareness and preservation of the earth’s oceans and welfare of all marine life.

The position includes many aspects that vary depending on the season and current programming but will definitely include: Living, playing and working aboard a tallship, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, playing games, hanging out on the beach, occasionally dressing up as a sailor, and ship maintenance. As part of our programming, which may last between three hours and five days, you may teach about fish and squid anatomy, touch tank critters, tide pools, knots, maritime history, sharks, water quality, ship construction, oceanography, stars, geology, island flora and fauna, and kelp forests just to name a few. We do not expect our applicants to have all these skills just the desire to build upon their knowledge and experience.

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Job Opportunity: Staff Scientist (Oceans) – Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Biological Diversity LogoStaff Scientist — Oceans
Full Time
Position locations: San Francisco, California, or Anchorage, Alaska

General position overview: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a Staff Scientist for its Oceans program. The aim of the position is to advocate for the protection of marine life from threats including climate change, ocean acidification, plastic pollution, offshore oil development, and overfishing. This position will also support our Arctic and Alaska conservation work on land and at sea. Science forms the basis of our advocacy work and is integral to our legal strategies, policy advocacy and public education.
The staff scientist will work as part of a dynamic team to provide scientific support for our administrative and policy advocacy, litigation, and grassroots and media outreach.  The staff scientist’s work will focus on improving the management of endangered sealife, marine habitats and Alaska wildlife. We foster a collaborative team spirit in achieving this important mission.

Main duties:

  • Lead scientific and advocacy efforts to protect marine species.
  • Analyze scientific literature to inform science-based advocacy work, including support for policy, litigation, legislation, organizing and outreach.
  • Write comments and reports on policy and management proposals (the position will require extensive scientific and policy writing and periodic public testimony).
  • Media advocacy, including writing press releases, media outreach and delivering effective statements to reporters.
  • Engage the public, scientists, and opinion leaders on marine issues through outreach and public speaking.
  • Build scientific and conservation coalitions and partnerships on ocean conservation initiatives.

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