Sanibel Sea School is part of the Sanibel - Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) family. The mission of SCCF is to protect and care for Southwest Florida's coastal ecosystems. Reinforcing this organizational purpose is the mission of Sanibel Sea School; to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. We are one organization with the united mission of improving, protecting and caring for our local natural resources.


Our campus is located on the east end of Sanibel Island, on the southwest coast of Florida. Experiential educational offerings include days, non-residential summer and winter camps, paddling and outdoor education activities, homeschooling, and ocean outreach programs for our local community. Sanibel Sea School works with all ages but our primary audience is 6 to 13.


We are a small staff, who are extremely passionate about the ocean and our work; we strive to offer exceptional customer service and education to each of our clients. We are dedicated to the growth of our students and strongly believe in the value of experiential education in nature. Learning outdoors builds self-confidence, encourages trust, and ignites curiosity and wonder. Our goal is pretty simple, through exploration and discovery, we want to help children fall in love with the ocean and become lifelong advocates for the environment. We seek seasonal educators who are passionate about helping students learn, grow, and succeed all while discovering the magic of the ocean. We are also committed to a diverse workplace and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in marine and environmental sciences.

The Summer Camp Photographer is responsible for capturing our marine biology-based camp programs. You can read more about our summer camps here and see photos from past years here.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

  • Take photos and videos during camp and other Sanibel Sea School programs and events
  • Create end-of-week slideshows for camp programs
  • Coordinate the logistics and setup of end-of-week camp slideshows
  • Organize and archive photos following existing protocols
  • Assist in the planning and creation of social media and website content
  • Assist with other creative projects, as needed
  • Maintain camera equipment and ensure that it remains in good working condition


·         Currently enrolled undergraduate student, or a recent college graduate with a background in college-level photography and videography

·         Ability to work independently

·         Photo and video editing experience is required

·         A valid US driver’s license

·         SCCF is a drug-free workplace and the successful applicant will take a drug screening test within 2 weeks ofng the position.



·         The performance of this position primarily occurs in an outdoor subtropical setting with some indoor work

·         Ability to sit or stand for long periods as required, may require walking for periodic intervals throughout the day

·         Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to forty (40) pounds, as required throughout the work day; proper lifting techniques required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The QUALIFICATIONS, PHYSICAL DEMANDS, and WORK CONDITIONS listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and 3 references that we may contact. There is no housing for this position.