Marine Camp Seasonal Assistant Educator

Sea Explorers Marine Camp Seasonal Assistant Educator, Sport Fishing Education Center, Babylon, NY

Position Summary:

Assist with all programs and projects associated with the Marine Program.Conduct various indoor and outdoor marine educational experiences both on and off the Cedar Beach Marina.Assistant Educators will be responsible for learning and conducting all outreach programs at other facilities (other camps, libraries, daycares, etc.)This position will have a flexible schedule and may include weekend or early evening hours.

This seasonal position will participate as a marine educator for children and adults.The educator will also assist with a marine science summer camp for children ages 6-12, when needed.This will include leading children through various activities both indoors and outdoors, including the classroom/building, salt marsh, beach activities, and arts and crafts.The Assistant Educator may also lead tours at Cedar Beach Marina, Babylon to visiting groups as well as lead courses and labs individually, and prepare and breakdown daily activities and assigned programs.Assistant Educators will be responsible for preparation before programs and clean-up after programs including cleaning and care of the facility, animals, and/or aquaria.All associated tasks related to camp are possible including supervision of children, paperwork and creating and teaching a marine lesson.

Required Qualifications:

  • Attendance in or Graduation from a recognized college/university or equivalent.
  • 21 years or older.
  • Experience and ability to work with children.
  • Ability to learn and lead educational experiences and activities.
  • Ability to understand and carry out educational program tasks and objectives.
  • Ability to supervise a group of up to 30 children
  • Ability to understand and implement written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work outdoors performing various types of educational and physical activities.
  • Ability to learn marine science and natural science subject matter.
  • Ability to work with and touch live animals (marine organisms, fish, reptiles, etc.).
  • Ability to handle health and safety issues and/or emergency situations;
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of job, such as light hiking expeditions to the bay beach seining; off camp trips to the Aquarium and Yankee III voyage.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position;
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as required by ongoing operations, may include nights and weekends, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with children.
  • Basic marine biology, environmental or education background/aquarium and/or animal care experience.
  • Current CPR/AED and/or First Aid certification or higher, or equivalent.
  • Lifeguard Certifications.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Temp-Casual: Non-exempt – Seasonal

Salary Range: $13.00 - $16.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Work dates: April 10, 2020 – August 30, 2020

Schedule: 10-35 hours per week. Monday-Friday and limited weekends and/or evenings.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Questions please contact:

Tracy Marcus

Marine Educator and Sea Explorers Marine Camp Director

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Last updated March 4, 2020