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Job Opportunities with Partner Organizations
California State Parks is hiring an Interpreter I (Permanent Intermittent) to present programs on Marine Protected Areas from Morro Bay State Park, Hearst San Simeon State Park, and Montaña de Oro State Park. The MPA Interpreter will collaborate with docents, schools, community partners, and act as the lead for the MPA interpretation and community science. Interpretive programs will include Junior Ranger, campfire programs, school group programs, community events, and K-12 distance learning. Need to have list eligibility on the Interpreter I examination which was given about 18 months ago. Applications are due by September 18th. For more information contact Cara O’Brien at (805) 286-1320 or at Cara.Obrien@parks.ca.gov.
The reporting location for this position is in Fort Bragg, CA. This position will work under the direction of the Senior Park and Recreation Specialist. The Mendocino Sector is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic State Park Interpreter II. This position is responsible for doing the more difficult or varied work in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing interpretive projects, to have charge of specific major interpretive projects; and to do other related work. The position is responsible for researching, advertising, creating lesson plans; implement the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program, administering and delivering weekly educational programs and presenting high quality interpretive presentations. Program types to include: campfire programs, school talks, community group presentations, Jr. Ranger Programs, and other structured outreach opportunities including: Earth Day, Coastal Clean-up and local fairs.
Volunteer and Citizen/Community Science Opportunities
- MPA Watch
- A network of programs that support healthy oceans through community science by collecting human use data in and around our protected areas.
- Snapshot Cal Coast
- Document coastal biodiversity in this annual, statewide bioblitz using iNaturalist.
- Save Our Shores
- Ensuring Monterey Bay thrives today and for decades to come. Become a Sanctuary Steward, a certified volunteer that plays an integral role in the organization, or volunteer at one of their many events and beach clean-ups.
- Phytoplankton Monitoring Network – NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
- A community-based network of volunteers monitoring marine phytoplankton and harmful algal blooms (HABs).
- California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP)
- Volunteer anglers collect valuable data on economically important marine species.
- Reef Check
- Volunteer to monitor California’s rocky reefs inside and outside of marine protected areas (MPAs).
- LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students)
- Citizen science program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. Citizen scientists monitor the coastal ecosystems of California’s national marine sanctuaries, increasing awareness and stewardship of these important areas.