Summer aquatic program hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, two days per week (usually
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, with occasional Thursdays). Aquatic equipment loading into program vehicles
will begin at 8:00 am at CSUMB, then transported to nearby coastal location by Aquatic Program staff.
Campers will arrive on site at 9:00 am to participate in aquatic programs (either snorkeling or surfing),
and will end activity by 3:00 pm. All Aquatic Program staff will return to CSUMB to unload, clean,
inventory, and repair aquatic equipment (wetsuits, surf boards, snorkeling gear, etc.) as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Aquatic Program Instructor will work closely with the Aquatic Program Supervisor on a variety of tasks
related to the implementation of snorkeling and surfing programs, while maintaining the constant safety
and well-being of participants. Essential job functions include:
§ Understand and implement program safety regulations of Camp SEA Lab’s risk management
plan for all aquatic activities.
§ Serve as aquatic instructor and demonstrate proper snorkeling and surfing techniques to
participants. Be able to confidently lead at least a 30-minute land-based lesson before
entering into the ocean, under the guidance of the Aquatic Program Supervisor.
§ Maintain constant supervision and ensure the safety of all participants. Be responsible for a
maximum of 20 participants at a time while in the water.
§ Make sound judgments and informed decisions regarding local ocean conditions of the
Monterey Bay, with the ability to read and predict weather patterns, as it relates to the safety
of all aquatic program participants.
Camp SEA Lab
California State University Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center Building 42
Seaside, CA 93955
Tel: (831) 582-3681 Fax: (831) 582-3691
§ Educate participants on topics such as ocean safety, rip currents, tides, wave dynamics, local
marine life, rocky shore and sandy beach habitats, snorkeling and surfing techniques,
terminology and etiquette.
§ Recognize and serve as first responder to emergencies and prevent injuries and drowning.
§ Direct participants in the proper use of aquatic equipment (wetsuits, surf boards, snorkeling
gear, etc.), and be responsible for overall clean up and proper storage of gear.
§ Inspect and repair aquatic programs equipment before and after each instructional session.
§ Be a positive role model for participants and express enthusiasm in all aspects of teaching
including ocean awareness and marine science education.
§ Work effectively in a dynamic team setting, demonstrating sensitivity to diversity and
multiple working styles.
§ Maintain positive relationships with Camp SEA Lab partners and parents of campers.
§ Demonstrate sensitivity to special, developmental, and emotional needs of children.
§ Appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior management techniques.
§ Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
§ Demonstrate responsibility, organization, flexibility, and sound judgment as it relates to the
delivery of aquatic program activities.
§ Demonstrate familiarity with coastal locations and knowledge of local ocean conditions of
the marine environments in Monterey Bay.
§ Candidate should have personal snorkeling and surfing experience, and prior teaching
experience in these activities is preferred.
§ Previous experience working with youth in an informal education setting; could include
camp, classroom, or other environments. Ability to work with diverse populations and
multiple learning styles.
§ Possess a variety of skills to include leadership, communication, program implementation,
§ Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the Camp SEA Lab and CSU Monterey
Bay Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service
orientation, multiculturalism and diversity.
§ Excellent interpersonal oral communication skills.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position, including the
knowledge and abilities identified above. In addition, the successful candidate will meet all the following
§ Must possess the following certifications through duration of employment: American
Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED, and Lifeguard Certification.
§ Must possess a valid driver’s license, submit a clean driving record, and pass an on-line
University Corporation Defensive Driving Course within one week of employment.
§ Minimum age requirement of 18 years of age.
§ Must be able to get to and from CSUMB/Camp SEA Lab office via own transportation.
§ Possess enough strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of participants
during all aquatic programs.
§ A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily
before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants
or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the
§ The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
§ Bachelor’s Degree in a marine science-related field
§ Bilingual – Spanish and English
§ Wilderness First Aid Certification
§ Water Safety Instructor
§ SCUBA Certified
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position is also required to work
and travel to off-campus program locations. Must be able to traverse a wide range of habitats and outdoor
sites in variable weather conditions and walk at least three miles of rough terrain. This position also
requires sitting, standing, bending, pushing, pulling, talking and using manual dexterity, eye-hand
coordination. Applicant must possess the ability to lift and carry 40-50 pounds and load/unload program
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