[Coral-List] Marine Science Educator Position

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Job Title


Job Type

Full Time


Sanibel, FL and Captiva, FL


25 September 2020


Sanibel Sea School is part of the Sanibel - Captiva Conservation Foundation
(SCCF) family. Our mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at
a time. We look to a world where all people value, understand, and care for
the ocean. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace
and strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups in marine
and environmental sciences & education.

Our flagship headquarters is located on the east end of Sanibel Island, on
the southwest coast of Florida and we have a satellite campus at the
Sundial Beach Resort. We also partner with multiple resorts on Sanibel and
Captiva and host summer camps on Sanibel and in Ft. Myers.

We offer experiential, educational opportunities for 4-year-olds through
adults. Our educational offerings include day classes on Sanibel and
Captiva Islands, non-residential summer and winter camps, paddling and
outdoor education activities, homeschooling, and educational outreach
programs for our local community.

We are a small staff, who are extremely passionate about the ocean and our
work; we strive to offer exceptional customer service and education to each
of our clients.

Our goal is pretty simple, through exploration and discovery, we want to
help children fall in love with the ocean. We believe that ocean love
facilitates a deeper dedication to our ocean and its stewardship. We are
passionate about our students, the ocean, and exploration. We seek
educators who share those passions.

The Marine Science Educator is responsible for assisting with the
development and delivery of a marine biology curriculum that supports the
mission of Sanibel Sea School.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed by individuals executing this job. They are
not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


   Ensure the safety of children and adults in a variety of outdoor and
   marine environments

   Convey knowledge of marine science and a passion for the natural

   Foster an appreciation for marine ecosystems and encourage students to
   practice good ocean stewardship, leading by example

   Maintain an excellent standard of quality when teaching field programs


   Maintain a working knowledge of marine and local biota as well as
   significant developments and trends in marine science, coastal ecology, and
   marine conservation, especially related to Southwest Florida

   Act as an ambassador of Sanibel Sea School, working to promote our
   programs within the local, regional, and national community

   Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of facilities and equipment

   Provide support for Sanibel Sea School projects as needed



   A college degree with a background in Environmental Education, Biology,
   Marine Biology, Early Childhood Education, Elementary/ Secondary Education,
   or a similar field

   Experience working with children

   Certifications (or capable of obtaining certifications) in CPR, First
   Aid, and Lifeguarding

   Strong and competent swimmer, comfortable in outdoor settings and
   physically capable of leading groups of children in a variety of natural

   Desire to promote marine conservation by sharing their passion and
   knowledge of the natural world with students


   - The performance of this position primarily occurs in an outdoor
   subtropical setting with some indoor classroom-based work



   Ability to sit or stand for long periods as required, may require
   walking for periodic intervals throughout the day

   Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to forty
   (40) pounds, as required throughout the workday; proper lifting techniques

   Ability to work in the subtropical conditions of SW Florida

To Apply use the following link:


Application Deadline: October 16th, 2020

We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive; we may fill the
positions before the posted closing date. The candidate must be able to
provide their own housing – we do not have housing available at this time.

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