Under the direction of the School Programs and Membership Coordinator, the School Program Specialist supervises the operation and maintenance of quality of the Ocean Institute’s school program reservations. The School Program Specialist has a lead role in all aspects for the successful completion of reservations, including but not limited to: school program, distance learning, summer camp, whale watching, and tall ship sails reservations.
Under the direction of the Director of Public Programs, the Event Staff provides on-site day of event help for all facility rental events. As an integral member of our team, this position will help enforce the policies and procedures of the Ocean Institute. They should possess the ability to work independently and as a team member. Event staff should possess the willingness and flexibility to work with a diverse population of guests, vendors, clients, and Ocean Institute staff.
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.
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.
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 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.