Marine Science Educator
Job Description: The Marine Science Educator is responsible for assisting students in developing their research project in the classroom as well as collecting and analyzing oceanographic data onboard the vessel. Trips range from 3 to 5 day expeditions as well as day sails with students and short 2-4 hour promotional sails, and transits of the vessel with other crewmembers. Pre-expedition duties include facilitating classroom session & assisting students with developing their research question. Other office duties include preparing materials in the office to prepare for the trips, assisting in food and supply packing, logistical projects, general maintenance of scientific equipment and program development as necessary. Primary responsibilities aboard the sailing vessel are to instruct and supervise 5th-12thgrade students (up to 14 at a time) who are creating a sampling plan and itinerary, deploying science equipment, analyzing data, and synthesizing results. In the evenings, Marine Science Educators are on shore to assist in setting up tents, cooking and organizing free time activities for student participants. The Marine Science Educator works with Program Coordinator as science education team on board the vessel. Post-expedition the Marine Science Educator will work with students in the classroom again to create a communication piece about their onboard research. The Marine Science Educator is one member of a 6 person team& participates in all shipboard duties including: vessel operations, line handling, docking, cleaning, etc.
Desirable qualifications: Teaching certification, WFA/WFR/EMT certification, boating skills, knowledge of the physical and biological processes of the Salish Sea.
Compensation: $1400-$1600/mo. depending on experience. Full room, partial board and sea time.
FALL SEASON – End of August- October
SPRING SEASON – March-June
Interested in applying for a position?
1) Review the information and our position descriptions at https://www.salish.org/jobs/
2) Submit an application. Link can be found here: https://www.salish.org/jobs/
3) Send a cover letter and resume to educationdirector at salish.org
Returning Salish Sea Expeditions Crew?
1) Complete theSalish Sea Expeditions: Education Staff Application for Returning Crew. Link can be found here: https://www.salish.org/jobs/
2) If it’s been more than two years since you’ve worked at Salish Sea Expeditions, please send a cover letter and resume to educationdirector at salish.org
Salish Sea Expeditions is a nonprofit organization established to provide opportunities for students in grades 5th and beyond to design and conduct real scientific, boat-based research on the waters of the Salish Sea and within their local watersheds.
To inspire youth to connect with the marine environment through boat-based scientific inquiry and hands-on learning, instilling curiosity, confidence, and critical thinking.
About Our Education Team
To achieve our organizational mission, our Education Director and Program Manager hire nautical and marine scientist educators for our Spring and Fall Seasons to teach in the classroom and deliver our program aboard the sailing vessel Carlyn. Programs range from 1- to 5-days, with multi-day onboard programs involving Pre- and Post-Expedition Sessions with our student scientists and sailors.
Integral to the success of Salish Sea Expeditions and our hands-on, boat-based programs is a crew full of knowledgeable, curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated educators. There are typically six crew members on all expeditions.
Professional development opportunities vary from season to season and may include attending conferences and outreach events throughout the area, volunteer opportunities with other scientific research groups, and continuing education classes in the maritime sector. If you’re interested in joining our team, please take a look at our position descriptions below. Each season we may also host additional programs, including Marine Explorers Weekends,Science Under SailandEducator Expeditions & Workshops.
We accept applications year-round and will keep your application on file if you apply outside of our Hiring Seasons (July/August or November/December). We look forward to hearing from you!
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract
Salary: $1,400.00 to $1,600.00 /month