Employment Opportunities


Marine Sciences Educator

Location: Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Date Posted: 01-Jun-19

 Field Trip Program, Marine Sciences Educator


The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre’s Field Trip Program is looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to teach marine and coastal sciences to our multi-day immersion field trips from schools, colleges and adult learners. Our staff instruct thousands of students annually on diverse topics including: marine biodiversity, oceanography, climate change, primary productivity, temperate rainforest ecology, conservation biology and more!
Instruction focuses on experiential learning in lab / classroom settings, but especially in the “field” on boats, in the forest, and at our local beaches. Learning activities may be physically rigorous, such as leading groups on hikes and teaching outside during inclement weather.

Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Instruction and safety of visiting groups during scheduled activities
  • Teaching in a variety of settings including labs, beaches, boats and rainforest
  • Maintenance of equipment and field gear
  • Collection and care of organisms
  • Maintaining accurate records of activities


  • Bachelor degree, preferably in the biological sciences
  • SVOP (small vessel operator’s proficiency)
  • SDV-BS (small domestic vessel basic safety) or MED A3 (marine emergency duties)
  • Any two-day first aid course recognized by a province or territory
  • Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate
  • Teaching / leadership experience
  • English language proficiency: strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team oriented attitude, but able to work without supervision
  • Responsibility, tactfulness and diplomacy
  • Familiarity with marine and coastal biology, ecology and general sciences
  • Familiarity with computers, Word, Excel, Adobe products, Power Point etc.
  • Attention to detail
  • Criminal Records Check (fee will be reimbursed upon hire)
  • UVic WHMIS certification (can be obtained upon hire)

Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience driving larger boats (up to 10 m in length)
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid, 40 hr course
  • Class 4 unrestricted driver’s license – for transporting passengers in BMSC van and bus
  • PADI certification and Rescue diver – for our Live Dive program
  • Animal User Training recognized by the Canadian Council on Animal Care

This is a short term, seasonal position and our seasons run from early February to near the end of May (approximately 15 weeks), and early-September until the end of November (approximately 10-12 weeks), with the possibility of renewal for the following seasons.

The wage starts at $16/hr for the first season.
We will accept applications when submitted and keep them on file until positions become available.

Please address your application to:
Field Trip Program Coordinator
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
100 Pachena Rd.
Bamfield, B.C.
V0R 1B0
250-728-3301 ext. 226