CBFS is currently hiring for one Marine Science Camp Counselor for our male dorms.

Position Dates: May 29 – August 5

Pay: $580 bi-weekly, room and board provided

This is a full time seasonal positionMarine Science Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision and safety of all campers for overnight camps at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. Primary job duties include: directing and supervising summer campers day and night throughout their stay; planning/executing small and large group activities during free time and evenings; and fostering a fun and welcome environment for campers. Camp Counselors will also live, learn, and teach in the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island; receive training in Environmental Interpretation and Education; and gain experience creating educational curricula for ages 8-18.

For more information please reference the Full Description PDF.

Desired Qualifications

  • Must be 19 or older by May 29, 2022
  • Must have a degree or be working towards a degree in Education, Outdoor Recreation, Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences or other related fields
  • Ability to connect with, encourage, and direct participants of all ages
  • Must enjoy contact with people and children — counselors will be living in the dorms with the campers
  • Must be friendly, energetic, creative, and motivational
  • Ability to think fast, make decisions and enforce rules
  • Willingness to work long hours with program participants in various weather conditions
  • Valid Driver’s License and submission of recent Driving Record
  • Current First Aid and CPR or ability to get certified before May 29, 2022

Position Benefits

  • Extensive training in environmental education principles and practices
  • Group management experience
  • Networking with leading organizations in the field (Fish & Wildlife, NASA, Department of Conservation and Recreation, etc)
  • Certification and training in nationally recognized curriculum

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to employment@cbfieldstation.org with the subject line “Marine Science Camp Counselor Application”