Under the direction of the Director of Public Programs, the Guest
Services Coordinator supervises the operation and maintenance of
quality of the Ocean Institute’s front line guest services. The
coordinator has a lead role in all aspects for the successful
completion of reservations by guest services for public programs,
including, but not limited to: summer camp reservations, whale
watching, tall ship sails, and membership purchases.
Under the direction of the Guest Services Coordinator, the
Booking Specialist supervises the operation and maintenance of
quality of the Ocean Institute’s program and facility venue
rentals. The Booking Specialist has a lead role in all aspects
for the successful completion of educational and facilities venue
Applications for this position will be accepted through Friday,
Under the direction of the program director and manager, the
Instructor utilizes appropriate personal interpretation
strategies and teaching skills to promote each visitor’s
knowledge, awareness and appreciation of Southern California’s
natural and cultural history. Responsibilities include leading
tours and programs, serving as a stationary guide in assigned
locations and assisting guests of the Ocean Institute.
Under the direction of Science Department Program Directors and
Coordinators, the Science Instructor utilizes appropriate
teaching skills and strategies to promote each student’s
knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of science content.
Science Instructors teach students grades pre-school through
college in our laboratory, on our research vessel, and in the
Dana Point Marine Conservation Area.
Under direction of the Outdoor Education Director and
Coordinators, the Outdoor Education Instructor teaches students
environmental science, California history, and leadership in a
unique residential setting at the Lazy W Ranch, nestled deep in
the Cleveland National Forest.
Maritime Instructors teach award-winning educational programs
aboard two Tall Ships, Spirit of Dana
Point and Pilgrim. Instructors dress in period
costumes, and use role-play, combined with traditional teaching
skills and strategies, to take students grades 4 and above on
exciting voyages of learning. Programs take place dockside in
Dana Point Harbor and on the wide open sea.