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Bilingual Education Program Assistant - Middle School Camps (Seasonal)

Posted: April 25, 2024 Expired: May 23, 2024
Monterey Bay Aquarium
3 Month

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Bilingual Education Program Assistant - Middle School Camps (Seasonal)


At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We firmly believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices, working together, increases our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission.  We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, support Education program delivery for four week-long bilingual middle school camps. Provide logistical program support; coordinate the acquisition of project supplies and resources; supervise and lead some activities with program participants; perform other duties as assigned.*

*Please note: This is a seasonal position slated to start 6/3 and end on 8/9.

Core Activities:

  • Supervise program participants (e.g., teachers, teens), including youth. This includes:
    • Lead Aquarium tours for program participants
    • Answer participant questions during educational activities in classrooms, in the field, and in the Aquarium
    • Assist staff with group management in the Aquarium and in the field
    • Troubleshooting mobile technology
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor teen volunteers as they interpret to Aquarium guests OR as they support Education staff in delivering educational programs to youth and/or teachers.
  • Assist Education staff in training teen volunteers to interpret Aquarium exhibits, marine animals, and ocean ecosystems to Aquarium guests and program participants.
  • Deliver short-term educational sessions to program participants.
  • Acquire, organize, and prepare program supplies, including physical and digital educational materials, food, and outdoor equipment.
  • Assist in the set-up and maintenance of technology, such as iPads and cameras.
  • Support program staff in preparing program spaces and materials.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Alumni of our Teen Programs
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to support multiple simultaneous projects
  • Flexible with changes in work priorities
  • Comfort using technology, including but not limited to cameras, iPad apps, Google Suite, and web-based educational tools
  • Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Core Values
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within the first 3 months of employment, a valid California driver's license in order to operate Monterey Bay Aquarium vehicles

Physical Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Utilize a laptop computer, tablet, cell phone, VR headset, and other hand-held technologies; Present in classrooms (Bechtel Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, Aquarium labs, etc.) and in the field (on beaches, wetlands, forests, parks, etc.); Comfort in the water to be able to accompany students on water events, such as tide pooling, snorkeling, and boogie boarding.
  • Standing to present for much of the day; Regularly walking and hiking indoors and outdoors; Some pushing carts of materials.
  • Occasional unassisted lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Typical office environment, field work (beach and coastal shoreline), ocean

Hourly Compensation Range:

$22.00-$24.23 USD per hour. Starting rate will vary based on previous experience and relevant skills/knowledge set.



How to Apply

Please apply directly via our job website:

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

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