LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is an educational citizen science program. The primary role of the LiMPETS Program Coordinator is to aid the LiMPETS Manager in the implementation of this program and to provide high quality informal and outdoor science educational experiences for students. The LiMPETS Program Coordinator will also be responsible for other duties in support of the statewide LiMPETS Network.

Essential Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct in-class training with school groups to prepare them for species identification, rigorous data collection protocol
  • Oversee school groups as they collect data during their field trips to the rocky intertidal and sandy beach ecosystems
  • Perform quality assurance and quality control checks on student collected data
  • Provide support for teachers as they prepare for field trips and conduct post-field trip lessons with their classes
  • Administer and analyze student and teacher evaluations
  • Work with the LiMPETS Manager to:
    • Recruit and train new teachers
    • Maintain and update the LiMPETS website, databases, and curriculum materials
    • Manage meetings and projects with the LiMPETS Science Advisory Panel
    • Participate in monthly meetings with statewide LiMPETS Network
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required


Education and Experience:
A Master’s in Education, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Conservation, Biology or related fields and at least 3 years of work experience in citizen science, environmental education, and/or interpretation desired. Candidates with a Bachelor’s in related fields and at least 5 years of work experience will be considered. Teaching credential a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with environmental education and citizen science program development and coordination
  • Effective classroom and group management strategies
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills and willingness to present to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and experience in using computers and software including Word, PowerPoint or Prezi, and Excel, Database and/or website management experience a plus.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to move through a variety of terrains, including sand and rocky tide pools
  • Capability to work in a variety of temperature and weather conditions


Possession of a valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. First Aid and CPR certification a plus

Physical Conditions

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing or sitting for extended periods and moderate lifting. The position requires the need to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds.

Terms of Employment

This position will be full time at 40 hours a week. Salary commensurate with experience. This job will begin approximately September 1, 2018. Applications are being accepted until August 15th, 2018.

Email or mail cover letter and resume to:
Juan Govea, Director of Exhibits and Education
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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