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Would you like to be part of the Salish crew?

Would you like to be part of the Salish crew? 

Nautical and marine scientist educators are hired for our spring sailing season to teach in the classroom and aboard the vessel. Our primary hiring periods is December for the following spring season (March - June). We accept applications year-round and will keep your resume on file if your desired position is not currently available.  

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CAPTAIN


The Captain works as one member of a 5-7 person team, in coordination with a fellow Captain, and independently.  Trips range from 3 to 5 day expeditions with students where each night the vessel is either docked or anchored, to transits between ports and short 2-4 hour promotional sails.  
Captain's duties include, but are not limited to;
*  Directing sailing staff, science staff, and 5th-12th grade students in safe operation of the vessel and her systems
*  Maintaining the vessel in a safe, operational condition of readiness, including directing others in maintenance and repair
*  Lead and assist with the education program and facilitate community on board.  
Gretchen at the helm Brighton 04MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
* 50 ton Inland Masters license with sail endorsement.
* Demonstrated ability to handle and maintain vessel, safely direct/instruct others to operate the vessel and experience an interest in working with 10-18 year olds.
* Effective management, leadership and communication are required for this position.
* Experience with inquiry based learning, marine science and science education highly desirable. 
* First aid/cpr certification required; advanced first aid and water safety training highly desirable. 
* Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out the essential duties of the position, including participating in boat based activities, vessel maintenance, lifting and carrying gear up to 50 pounds.
                                            * Ability to be an effective team member in the risk management strategies of  the organization.

COMPENSATION: $1900-$2200/month based on experience, plus shared room and partial board.
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  MATE

MATE duties include, but are not limited to: ensuring that all deck operations are carried out in a safe and orderly manner, instructing and overseeing students in proper vessel operation, and presenting nautical science topics both in the classroom and on the vessel.
CWE 04 Lizzy helping on winchMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 50 ton Inland Mate license. Experience teaching students.  Demonstrated ability to handle and maintain vessel and to safely direct/instruct others to operate the vessel.   First aid/CPR required.  Advanced first aid/EMT/WFR, teaching certificate highly desirable.  Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out the essential duties of the position, including participating in boat based activities,  lifting and carrying gear up to 50 pounds, as well as the abilities to be an effective leader and team member in the risk management strategies. of  the organization.

COMPENSATION: $1500-$1800 per month, depending on experience, plus shared room and partial board.
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DECKHAND

DECKHAND duties include, but are not limited to: ensuring that all deck operations are carried out in a safe and orderly manner, instructing and overseeing students in proper vessel operation, and presenting nautical science lessons both in the classroom and on the vessel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching students.  Demonstrated ability to safely direct/instruct others to operate the sailing vessel and operate a small boat/outboard motor. First aid/CPR/WFR required.  Advanced sailing and safety training highly desirable.  Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out the essential duties of the position, including participating in boat based activities,  lifting and carrying gear up to 50 pounds, as well as an ability to be an effective team member in the risk management strategies of  the organization.

COMPENSATION: $1400-$1600 per month, depending on experience, plus shared room and partial board.

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 ONBOARD PROGRAM COORDINATOR

PROGRAM COORDINATOR duties include, but are not limited to: working with students in their classroom to design a marine research project, and the creation of a communication piece.  Aboard the sailing vessel, the Program Coordinator is directly responsible for overseeing onboard program operations.  The Program Coordinator works with another Marine Scientist aboard to supervise students who are creating a  sampling plan and itinerary, deploying equipment, collecting and analyzing data.  In the evenings, the Program Coordinator is on shore assisting half of the students in camping, cooking and organizing free time activities for student participants.  Office time is necessary to prepare for trips. Other duties may include program development, office and logistical projects and general maintenance of equipment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in science, education, marine science, or related field , or 3+ years experience.  Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and effective communication are needed to be successful in this position.  Demonstrated inquiry based teaching ability and current first aid/CPR/WFR certification.  Experience working with 10-16 year olds, and the ability to work well both independently and as a team member in a variety of conditions/weather.  Teaching certificate, advanced first aid, knowledge of Puget Sound physical and biological processes, and boating skills are desirable.  Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out the essential duties of the position, including participating in boat based activities,  lifting and carrying gear up to 50 pounds, as well as an ability to be an effective team member in the risk management strategies of  the organization.

COMPENSATION: $1500-$1600/month, depending on experience, plus shared room and partial board.


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MARINE SCIENTIST EDUCATOR

MARINE SCIENTIST duties include, but are not limited to: working with students in their classroom to design a marine research project, and the creation of a communication piece.  Aboard the sailing vessel, the Marine Scientists supervise students who are creating a  sampling plan and itinerary, deploying equipment, collecting and analyzing data.  In the evenings, Marine Scientist are on shore assisting half of the students in camping, cooking and organizing free time activities for student participants.  Other duties may include program development, office and logistical projects and general maintenance of equipment.  Marine Educators work with one other educator and several other staff while on board. 
Aquarium Plankton 04 RyanMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  BA/BS in science and/or education with experience in marine science, demonstrated inquiry teaching ability and current first aid/CPR/WFR certification.  Experience working with 10-16 year olds, and the ability to work well both independently and as a team member in a variety of conditions/weather.  Teaching certificate, advanced first aid, knowledge of Puget Sound physical and biological processes, and boating skills are desirable.  Sufficient physical strength and agility to carry out the essential duties of the position, including participating in boat based activities,  lifting and carrying gear up to 50 pounds, as well as an ability to be an effective team member in the risk management strategies of  the organization.

COMPENSATION: $1400-$1600/month, depending on experience, plus shared room and partial board.

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LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

The Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating pre-trip and day-to-day food and supply details for 2-5 day science education programs, a few day programs aboard a 61’ sailboat, This position will be split approximately half-time onshore and half-time onboard. Onshore, the Logistics Coordinator will assist students in planning menus, shop for, sort, and pack food prior to the trips, in addition to other office preparation tasks as needed. Aboard ship, the Logistics Coordinator will oversee 5th-12th grade students preparing meals in the galley and assist marine educators and sailing crew where needed. The Logistics Coordinator works as one member of a 5-7 person team.

Mac and Cheese QueenMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Exceptional organizational skills are needed, as well as the ability to work well individually and as a team member.  Time management and responsibility a must. Experience working with 10-16 year olds in a residential setting, experience in food service, and boating experience are helpful but not required. Demonstrated interest in Salish Sea Expeditions programs and mission. Basic First Aid/CPR required; Advanced, WFR or EMT preferred.

COMPENSATION: $1400/mo. Plus shared room & partial board.

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If you are interested in applying for a position, and feel you are qualified after reviewing the job description, please email or mail a cover letter,  resume, and contact information for three references to:

Kristen Cann, Education Director
Salish Sea Expeditions
1257 Patmos Ln. N.W.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
kristen@salish.org

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