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Marine Science Educator - Admiral Jack (SEASONAL)
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The Marine Science Educator
is responsible for teaching marine science stations and collecting data aboard
the floating classroom Admiral Jack. You work as part of a crew
alongside the Captain, Deckhand/Nautical Educator, and Onboard Program
Coordinator to deliver quality inquiry-based and hands-on marine science
programs. All crewmembers aboard the vessel participate in all shipboard
duties: vessel operations, line handling, docking, cleaning, etc.
Operating out of the Harbor
Island Marina, Admiral Jack hosts Middle School-aged students approximately
3 days a week. Day trips provide exposure to inquiry-based science and
mariner’s skills, with an intention to cultivate interest and an introduction
to opportunities at the Maritime High School. Integral to the success of our
hands-on, boat-based programs is a crew full of knowledgeable, curious,
enthusiastic, and self-motivated educators. We aim to create a generation of
critical thinkers who will collaborate to solve society’s hardest problems.
love working with team members who:
- have a proactive work ethic– willing
to jump in and help in any aspect of programming when necessary.
- love to create a fun, inclusive,
and safe atmosphere for learning.
- work well both individually and as
a team member, as well as independently with small groups of students.
- communicate clearly, work
collaboratively, and are flexible in dynamic situations.
- Teaches and facilitates
marine science education aboard Admiral Jack
- Supervises groups of 8-12
students in deploying science equipment, analyzing data, and synthesizing
- General maintenance and care
of scientific equipment
- Ensure student safety during
all aspects of the program under the direction of the captain
- Other duties as assigned
While this position’s
primary responsibility is in teaching the education program aboard the vessel,
the Marine Science Educator will work as part of the Salish Sea Expeditions, a
program of the NWMC, team to ensure smooth operations for the organization as a
whole. We all pitch in for the heavy lifting now and then—sometimes this is
metaphoric; occasionally we all have to actually help lift something heavy.
- Knowledge of Oceanography
and associated sampling techniques
- Knowledge of the physical
and biological processes of the Salish Sea
- Ability to carry out and
explain the scientific process to students
- Familiarity with
- Experience working with
- Current first aid/CPR
- Enthusiasm for working
outdoors in all types of weather
- Ability to lift and carry
gear up to 50lbs
- Ability to stay positive
when working with crew and students in relatively confined spaces of the vessel
offers are contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and
drug test. The NWMC boat-based programs are drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free.
Throughout employment with the Northwest Maritime Center, certain boat-based
program employees will be enrolled in a random drug testing program
administered by the Maritime Consortium, in compliance with the Coast Guard
mandatory drug testing regulation, as contained in 46 CFR part 16.
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
out of Harbor Island Marina, Seattle,
- Position is seasonal, part-time, 2 to 3 days per
week – mid-March to early June 2023, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Training
to begin mid-March
- NWMC main offices are located at 431 Water St., Port
Townsend, WA 98368
- Reports to: Salish Sea Expeditions Program Manager
resume with completed online
- Deadline for applications: Open until filled, application review begins
January 23, 2023
WAGE RANGE & BENEFITS
- $22-24 per hour, paid
time accrued at a rate of 1 hour for every 25 hours worked
- Employee discounts on classes and in NWMC-run retail
all local, state, and federal
guidelines to keep everyone safe
- All educational staff are required to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption, verification will be required
YOU WANT TO WORK HERE
are rare moments when organizations have the combination of a talented and
motivated staff, an engaged board, a healthy and productive work culture, are
executing well on existing programs but still innovating and looking for the
next step—we’re in that moment, and it’s exciting.
NWMC is dynamic, making a difference in our community, and taking an increasing
role in the region. We serve individual students and program participants, but
we also work to help solve community problems like systemic improvements in our
public schools, economic development, job training, and working regionally to
pair the opportunities in the maritime industry with the need to address
systemic oppression in communities of color. Plus, all of the fun stuff like
kids’ programs, festivals, and adventure races. Our waterfront campus is
vibrant with a multitude of compelling activities, and all of them done to meet
or advance industry best practices. In the words of a board member: “We don’t
do B work.”
Northwest Maritime Center’s relative scale to our small town means that the
effects of our success can be observed in the success of our community.
However, our community is growing beyond Port Townsend into the greater Puget
Sound region. You’ll be doing meaningful work for the region, and your efforts
will make a tangible difference. On top of it all, you’d be connected to our
main campus in Port Townsend: natural beauty, heritage buildings, arts
community, wooden boats.
team, right moment, the right momentum, and the chance to move the needle for
the prosperity of an entire community: That’s why we get excited to come to
work in the morning, and that’s why we think you should want to be here too.
The Northwest Maritime
Center is an equal-opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages
individuals of all cultures and communities to apply. Read our Anti-Racism
& Inclusion statement here.