Looking for a job that you'll LOVE?
- Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference?
- Want a job that gives you the versatility to teach outdoors, on the water, and in the classroom?
- Do you have the enthusiasm, work ethic, and presentation confidence to inspire youth ages 5-17? If YES, then this may be the job for you!
Types of Classes
- Merit badge classes: Oceanography, Fish & Wildlife, Environmental Science, Woodwork, Composite Materials, E-Prep, First Aid, Citizenship in the Nation/World, Photography, Electricity, Engineering, Drafting and much more!
- Aquatics classes: Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Bay & Ocean Fishing
Overview of the Position
Merit Badge & Aquatics Instructors implement programs in conjunction with the Program Director and BSA program standards. An instructor serves with a major responsibility for customer service, classroom instruction, curriculum development, class/activity planning, and classroom behavior management. Adheres to Newport Sea Base health and safety standards. You must be at least 16 years old, be certified in CPR and First Aid, and attain your CA Boater's Card upon being hired. Needs to be enthusiastic, patient, creative, and be able to engage youth effectively. All instructors must be able to swim. Must be comfortable communicating with children, teens, and parents. Reports to Program Director and Education/Aquatics Coordinator.
*For Aquatics Instructors: American Red Cross Lifeguard or BSA Lifeguard certification recommended.
- Prepare and deliver lesson plans/activities to youth in a well-planned, fun and engaging manner.
- Develop and write program curriculum for new and existing classes.
- Provide active supervision ensuring a safe environment for all youth.
- Keep merit badge records, take roll and track attendance, and turn rosters into lead supervisors regularly.
- Assist Lead Instructors in monitoring inventory of class supplies and program equipment.
- Ensure proper set-up, usage, and clean-up of the facility, equipment, and docks.
- Report program/equipment concerns to supervisor immediately.
- Teach youth water, boating and paddle craft safety.
- Be a positive role model and mentor to youth participants.
- Enforce student-discipline procedures according to Newport Sea Base policy.
- Communicate thoroughly and effectively with other program staff and Lead Instructors.
- Participate in scheduled staff trainings throughout the year including 1 week of mandatory summer prep training in June.
- Be comfortable learning how to operate a Boston Whaler motorboat.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
June-August (Summer Camp) *Maximum: 20-29 hours per week (Mon-Fri)
September-May (School Year) *Maximum: 10-20 hours per week (Mainly Sat/Sun)