Sea Education Association
The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work over a twelve-month period, involving approximately 16 weeks per year sea service with the remaining 23 weeks of work based in Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate, gap year and high school courses on shore and sailing as master of SEA’s vessels with all ancillary duties.
• BA/BS undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years practical experience in education at sea or sail training
• A valid 500 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master Less than 500 GT Ocean Management Level (STCW)
• FCC Marine Radio Operator’s License
• Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated management and project administration experience
• Must have a passion for SEA’s mission with excellent communication, interpersonal teaching, and administrative skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft suite of programs.
• Familiar with research vessel or sailing school vessel operations
• The ability to multi-task effectively, be flexible and innovative, and work non-traditional hours to support ships operating in remote locations
• A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, staff, students and outside agencies
• The ability to travel or go to sea for extended periods
• A valid 1600 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master 500 GT or More Management Level (STCW)
• Experience as ship master and overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
• Familiarity with oceanographic sampling techniques
9-month salary range begins at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurances, retirement plans, Aflac and flexible spending. This position provides access to SEA sponsored crew trainings including but not limited to: Wilderness First Responder training, Leadership and Managerial Skills training, etc