• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Science
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Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteers (CINC)) represent Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) and Channel Islands National Park (CINP) on board whale watch, marine excursion vessels, and National Park concessionaire vessels operating in the Santa Barbara Channel and the waters of CINMS and CINP. These excursions enable the incumbent to educate the community about the culturally rich and biologically diverse resources found within CINMS and CINP, conduct research and monitoring of CINMS and CINP resources, and support cooperation among the whale watching and park boat concessionaire community. The incumbent may also represent the CINMS and CINP at community outreach events and provide CINMS and CINP presentations for schools and community groups located in Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. In addition, the volunteer will also have the opportunity to become trained to conduct visitor orientations and lead visitor hikes on islands within CINP. These interpretive programs concentrate on the island's natural, cultural, historical resources as well as relating the role the CINP and CINMS has in preserving these resources.
Application period: 10/6/14-11/19/14. Applicant selections will be announced mid-December 2014. Training class starts January 2015. The CINC opportunity is limited to Santa Barbara and Ventura County residents and requires a two-year commitment.