Job Post: Senior Educator

Closing date for applications is: 2 April 2024 at 4 pm SAST

The Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Education Centre (SOSFSEC) in Kalk Bay, Cape Town, South Africa delivers education programmes focused on marine science and conservation. Our goal is to foster positive connections with the ocean, inspiring people to love and protect it, creating a healthy marine ecosystem. The success of the centre is dependent upon the creative and cohesive energy of the team.

In addition to specific objectives for each role, there are a number of shared responsibilities.


The primary role of the Senior Educator is to implement the SOSFSEC’s education programmes, supporting the Education Coordinator in ensuring the meeting of short-term and long-term objectives. This position reports directly to the Education Coordinator. In order to fulfil this role, the Senior

Educator will be required to:

• Implement the SOSFSEC’s School and Community Enrichment programmes (including, but not limited to, liaising with clients, identifying group needs, scheduling and teaching lessons);

• Support the implementation of the SOSFSEC’s Public Education and Training and Development programmes (including, but not limited to, facilitating centre visits or tours);

• Perform the function of a project/team leader/supervisor, in liaison with the Education Coordinator and clients, to allocate staff duties, manage visiting group dynamics and lead pre-visit briefings and post-visit feedback sessions;

• Ensure programme delivery incorporates effective teaching methods by researching and suggesting changes to teaching approaches and methodologies;

• Ensure programme content remains factual and current by researching relevant topics, suggesting changes to the content and delivery and developing educational resources;

• Strengthen and maintain the SOSFSEC’s School and Community Enrichment programme stakeholder network by:

– Building and maintaining strong collaborative working relationships with target schools, teachers and key community organisations;

– Representing the SOSFSEC at key meetings, events, workshops and conferences.

• Market the SOSFSEC’s programmes to target groups;

• Contribute to the collection and review of data for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL);

• Report on MEL data, client relationships and education programmes;

• Assist the Education team with strategic planning and development for the SOSFSEC programming.


• South African citizenship;

• Fluency in English and isiXhosa or Afrikaans;

• Strong environmental/experiential education experience in either formal or informal learning environments with a minimum of three years teaching experience;

• Passion for teaching and learning;

• Friendly, energetic, and welcoming nature;

• Strong written and verbal communication skills;

• Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and contribute as an integral part of a team;

• Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

• Availability for some weekend work depending on programming needs;

• Ability to swim and participate in water-based activities, e.g. snorkelling;

• Valid Code B driver’s license with minimum one years driving experience;

• Willingness to contribute towards achieving our Diversity and Inclusion goals.


• Degree/diploma in Education and/or Science;

• Working knowledge of marine habitats in the Western Cape;

• Working knowledge of South Africa’s public education system.

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