Nature Adventures Camp Instructor – Spring 2023

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Part Time, Temporary
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Reports To: Nature Adventures Manager

Salary: $20.78 per hour

Position Summary: The Camp/Class Instructor will work with the Nature Adventures Manager and other lead and assistant instructors in science programs for children ages 4-14 at the Museum and at the Sea Center.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with Nature Adventures Manager, other lead instructors, and assistant instructors.
  • Interface with parents during check-in and checkout periods.
  • Be prepared for camp by reading the curricula and prepping pertinent supplies.
  • Teach and facilitate camp activities ranging in a variety of natural history and science-based subjects.
  • Breakdown and organize supplies at the close of each camp day.
  • Work with Teen Programs participants (Quasars to Sea Stars and/or Counselors-in-Training–youth personnel ages 13-17) to help support camps. Provide feedback and recommendations on teen personnel involvement to Nature Adventures Manager and/or Assistant.
  • Maintain appropriate control of class during sessions.
  • Supervise the assistant instructors during sessions.
  • Supervise, manage, and teach group activities.
  • Other duties as needed.
  • Must be available for the following schedule:
    • o Friday, March 24, 2023 (Noon–5:00 PM, Mandatory Training)
    • o Monday–Friday, March 27–31, 2023 (8:15 AM–4:15 PM or 9:00 AM–5:00 PM as needed)

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience in leading classroom based informal educational programs or related work
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Self-motivated and creative
  • Dependable, reliable

Work Environment:

  • Standard educational classroom environment
  • Outdoor environment, including creek and trail exploration
  • Frequent walking, may include uneven or unpaved terrain
  • Lifting, up to 30 lbs.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, squatting


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