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Deckhand / Nautical Educator - Admiral Jack (SEASONAL)
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Educator works with the captain to ensure the safety and proper management of
the floating classroom Admiral Jack, to teach and facilitate hands-on
nautical science learning. You work as part of a crew alongside the Captain, Onboard Program Coordinator, and Marine Science
Educator 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.
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.
We love working with team members who:
a proactive work ethic– willing to jump in and help in any aspect of
programming when necessary.
to create a fun, inclusive, and safe atmosphere for learning.
well both individually and as a team member, as well as independently with
small groups of students.
clearly, work collaboratively, and are flexible in dynamic situations.
- Work with the captain to
safely operate the vessel
- Teaching a variety of
mariner’s skills classes underway to groups of 8-12 students
- 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 assisting the captain with ship operations and
nautical instruction, the Deckhand/Nautical 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.
- Previous Deckhand experience
- Experience teaching
- 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.
- Experience with motor
vessels >30 ft
- Experience with marine
- Interest and experience in
marine science and science education
LOCATION & SCHEDULE
- Operates out of Harbor Island Marina, Seattle, WA
is seasonal, part-time, 3 to 4 days per week – mid-March to early June 2023, on
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays. Training to begin mid-March
main offices are located at 431 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
to: Salish Sea Expeditions Program Manager
- Submit resume with online application
for applications: Open until filled, application review begins
January 23, 2023
RANGE & BENEFITS
per hour, paid semi-monthly
- Sick time accrued at a rate
of 1 hour for every 25 hours worked
discounts on classes and in NWMC-run retail stores
- Following all local, state, and federal guidelines to keep everyone
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
There 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.
The 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.”
The 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.
Right 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