The Cambrian

Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon seeks docent coordinator

The Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon needs a part-time docent coordinator and education specialist.

The new coordinator must provide his or her own computer. The job is for 20 to 24 hours a week, including weekends.

The center needs a motivated, enthusiastic person who can communicate easily and effectively with people of all ages and who has related experience working with volunteers. The candidate should have excellent data management, communication, Internet and computer graphics skills. A background in biology or environmental science, experience in education or interpretation would be a plus.

Primary duties include: Recruiting, training and retaining volunteers; assisting with school programs; communicating and collaborating with the center’s Program Coordinator; and acting as liaison between the center, State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Interested applicants should send resumes by Friday, Nov. 27, to Carolyn Skinder, the sanctuary’s Southern Region program coordinator. Mail applications to P.O. Box 116, San Simeon, CA 93425, or by email to Details: 927-2145.

She is also seeking people who want to be “elephant seal ambassador docents” on weekends from December through March. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

Advisory council

Meanwhile, the Sanctuary Advisory Council is seeking an at-large alternate member. Applications are due by Nov. 30.

The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience, community and professional affiliations and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. The new member should expect to serve a three-year term.

For details or an application kit, contact council coordinator Nichole Rodriguez, via email at, by phone at (831) 647-4206 or by mail at 99 Pacific St., Building 455A, Monterey, CA 93940.

Application kits can also be downloaded from the sanctuary’s website at