Camp Lead Instructor


Reports to: Public programs coordinator

Status:  Non-exempt/hourly—this is a temporary position. Two positions open.

Dated needed:  Off-site work begins June 17, 2019. Lead instructors report on-site June 20. Position ends August 28, 2019.

Posting expires:  Open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by 3/25.

Hours of work:  Lead camp instructors must be committed to all set dates/times:

Pre-camp season:

  • June 17: Camp lead instructors will be sent program materials to read, review and prepare. Camp staff may log up to 16 hours to complete and prepare for training.
  • June 20–21, 8am–5pm: Lead instructor training.
  • June 23–27 (Sun.–Thur.), 8am–5pm: All camp staff training

Camp sessions:

  • Shift time during camp sessions: M–F, 8am-5pm.
  • Leads will be assigned weeklong camp sessions running M–F, July 1–August 23.
  • July 1–3 is a three-day camp, all camp staff have July 4–5 off.
  • One lead will be assigned three dates (7/19, 8/2, 8/16) with extended overtime hours of 7am–7:30pm due to field trips for certain sessions.

Post-camp season:

  • August 26 and 27, 9am–5pm. Debrief, evaluation and cleaning.

About the Seattle Aquarium:

The Seattle Aquarium is a respected authority on Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and the world’s one ocean. Our passionate staff increases awareness and drives the change needed to preserve and protect our marine environment through a variety of channels including: a compelling exhibit experience and engaging daytime and evening events; conservation education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds; community outreach to underserved populations; research that advances understanding of animals in our care and their counterparts in the wild; advocacy and policy work; an award-winning volunteer program; strong and consistent marketing efforts; and more.

We’re noted for our collaborative, communicative and team-oriented working environment. Our values, developed in conjunction with our staff, include commitments to adopting and promoting sustainable practices; creating awe-inspiring experiences; constantly learning and improving; fostering an inclusive community; maintaining scientific credibility through evidence-based practices; and honoring our unique place by using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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