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Become an Ocean Ambassador

Are you a student Interested in participating in the 2020 Junior Ocean Ambassador's Camp?

Talk to your teacher about applying or submit your application:

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Applications are due by January 1, 2020

Not a student but want to get involved? Living Islands is looking for qualified applicants to serve as counselors and educators during the 2-week camp for minor compensation. For more information and to submit an application, write to[email protected]or visit the counselor section.

We are looking to engage our Marshallese community as much as possible in the camp. If you have a constructive suggestion for the 2020 or future camps, please send us your ideas or questions to [email protected]

Become a JOAC Counselor

Category: Education / Camp
Position: Junior Ocean Ambassador Camp Counselor
Program: Summer Camp: June 21 - July 11, 2020
Rate of Pay: $150 per week for 3 weeks
Status: Seasonal, 60 hours per week (non-benefited)
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Basic Assignments: Under the supervision of the JOA Camp Leadership Team, a Counselor is responsible for the supervision of 10 campers, ages 14-17, and is responsible for leading a variety of fun, educational and physical activities designed to help participants become leaders in ocean conservation and activism. A variety of skills are expected in the following areas: active listening, environmental education, storytelling, leadership development, water sports and athletics, ocean sciences, and group leadership. Above all, a Counselor must have a sincere and energetic desire to help develop youth leaders and create a safe, fun, and positive environment for youth participants.
  • Age: 20 - 30
  • Education: Minimum high school diploma. College degree preferred
  • Skills: Fluency in English and Marshallese is required. Experience working with high-school age youth in either classroom or informal settings. Demonstrable knowledge of ocean science and/or conservation. Experience in water sports and fitness.
  • Interest: Demonstrable interest in youth leadership and community activism with a clear interest in ocean conservation and education.
  • Time: Must be able to attend pre-camp training (June 22-26) and remain on site for the duration of the camp (June 27 - July 11)
Major Functions:
  1. Supervise and be responsible for the health and wellbeing of 10 campers for 2 weeks
  2. Lead large-group evening and morning activities including runs, storytelling, and games.
  3. Assist with meal preparation at the direction of the camp chef.
  4. Provide empathetic support to campers in both English and Marshallese to assist with conflict resolution and be the go-to source for help
  5. Be responsible for maintaining camp facilities and helping the leadership team with camp set-up, tear-down and other administrative tasks as necessary
  6. Help lead campers in the final camp project, walking them through planning, community outreach, materials gathering, and execution
  7. Assist camp leadership with pre- and post-camp assessments/surveys
  8. Serve as a role model for youth leadership in sharing personal stories, modeling active participation, positive engagement and respect.
Other Skills & Abilities: Counselors must be able to perform the basic physical functions below to be successful in the position. While performing the duties of this job, Counselors will be frequently required to stand, run, swim and walk. Daily tasks will often include carrying or moving objects of up to 80 pounds. Counselors will frequently be required to speak loudly, listen, and visually observe camp activities. Counselors will occasionally be required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, write, draw, and engage socially with peers and campers.
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to JOA Camp leadership at [email protected]