South Fork Seasonal Marine Educator

South Fork Seasonal Marine Educator

Assist with all programs and projects associated with the CCE’s South Fork education locations (Hampton Bays & Montauk). Conduct various indoor and outdoor marine educational experiences for youth, and adults on occasion.

The educators will deliver a diverse offering of marine science summer programs.This will include leading children through various activities both indoors and outdoors.Programming will be focused on both general marine science and specific topics to include: shellfish aquaculture, coastal and underwater habitats, seahorse conservation, horseshoe crab monitoring, and water quality.Delivery of integrative STEAM-based programming will also be required.The Seasonal Educators may lead tours at the facility for visiting groups as well as lead courses and labs individually, and prepare and breakdown daily activities and assigned programs. Educators will be responsible for preparation before programs and clean-up after programs including cleaning and care of the facilities, animals, and/or aquaria. This position will have a flexible schedule and will include weekend or early evening hours.

Position:Position is full-time, temporary employment June 2019- October 2019

Required Qualifications:

  • Attendance in or Graduation from a recognized college/university or equivalent.
  • 21 years or older.
  • Experience with working 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 and work with 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; light hiking expeditions; beach seining; transporting touch tank, etc.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position;
  • Ability to pass a motor vehicle screening (must have a Valid Driver’s License)
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as required by ongoing operations, including 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.

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Send application, cover letter and resume to:


Kimberly Barbour, Outreach Manager
3690 Cedar Beach Road
Southold, NY 11971

631-852-8660 office

Last updated March 29, 2019