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Employment Opportunities at the Ocean Institute

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Science Instructor

Science Instructor, Ocean InstituteJoin us at our state-of-the-art seaside learning center in Dana Point and at the Lazy W Ranch, our outdoor teaching facility in the Cleveland National Forest. Help guide our students as they immerse themselves in the exploration of marine science, oceanography, California history, and ecology through a variety of hands-on programs, including:

  • Offshore investigations on our floating laboratory, RV/Sea Explorer
  • Marine science discoveries at our onshore laboratory and at the Dana Point Marine Life Refuge
  • California cultural history explorations at the Lazy W Ranch in the Cleveland National Forest
  • Southern California ecology and biology investigations during our Outdoor Education programs

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Maritime Living History Instructor

Join our instructional staff in providing award-winning educational programs aboard our tall ships and at our Outdoor Education facility in the Cleveland National Forest! Instructors bring history alive by combining progressive teaching skills and strategies with authentic, hands-on experiences to take students grades 2 and above on exciting journeys in learning. Programs take place dockside in Dana Point Harbor, on the open sea and at the Lazy W Ranch.
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Sale Assistant - Gift Store

The Chambers Gallery is the Ocean Institute’s educational book and gift store. The Sales Associate/Back Office Assistant will provide excellent, friendly customer service with an emphasis on daily retail operations, record keeping and backroom functions.  This individual must be able to work in a dynamic work environment and supervise volunteers to ensure efficient operation of the shop
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We have been active members of the Ocean Institute for more than 20 years. Their superb staff runs the finest "hands-on" marine education program in Southern CA. They are experts and teachers.

Mary Lee & Forest Owen
Monarch Beach
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