HEAD CAPTAIN – SHOALS MARINE LABORATORY

Institution: 
University of New Hampshire
Duties: 
Oversee the maintenance, operation, and all other elements of the Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) waterfront that provide transportation, supply, and program services. Supervise, train, and oversee scheduling of two additional captains. Regularly act in full capacity as Master aboard the R/V John M. Kingsbury and R/V J.B. Heiser, including the onboard supervision of at least one crewmember. Oversee the operation of laboratory and oceanographic equipment during open-water laboratories, paying particular attention to the health and safety of all vessel occupants. Provide instruction and supervision for all staff engaged in waterfront related activities. Work with SML’s Executive Director, Associate Director, Director of Operations, Director of Facilities, and Programs Coordinator to coordinate and communicate support services being provided by the SML waterfront. Expected to be available for consultation and emergency response at all times. This position will begin with preseason employment starting on March 30, 2020 and continue through October 2, 2020.
Qualifications: 
Applicants must possess a 50 ton near coastal (minimum) USCG Master’s license and be eligible for employment in the United States. Selected candidates must be able to successfully participate in pre-employment and random drug testing, and meet the University of New Hampshire’s hiring requirements for both criminal and driving history (background checks are required). Applicants must have significant vessel maintenance/repair experience and experience with vessels that are similar in size and maneuverability to those operated by Shoals Marine Laboratory.
About Employer: 
Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a residential, teaching facility located on Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine. The island field station is open seasonally from May-September, and supports students, faculty, visitors and staff in a close-knit, sustainable community. Room and board is provided for island staff; private staff housing (separate from students) is located in a renovated Coast Guard Station. The work week is 5 days on and two days off. All staff serve the island community as a team with each department working together to support SML’s academic programs.