Deckhand Educator

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Monday, February 13, 2017, 5:00pm


Washington, DC
United States

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Resumes are now being accepted for positions in:

Shipboard Education/Crew

Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region (LC-NCR) is an affiliate non-profit of the Living Classrooms Foundation. LC-NCR is responsible for the operation of educational and workforce development programs in the D.C. Metropolitan area. LC-NCR is operated for the benefit of the community at-large, providing hands-on education and job training programs for students from diverse backgrounds, with a special emphasis on at-risk youth.

Utilizing challenging settings, community revitalization, and a small staff to student ration, LC-NCR provides experience-based educational programs emphasizing the applied learning of math, science, language arts, history, economics and ecology. Key objectives of all Living Classrooms programs are career development, cooperative learning, elevating self-esteem and fostering multicultural exchange.

The Foundation's history and future focus on hands-on experiential education programs that motivate student "learning by doing". LC-NCR has the goal of offering hands-on experience based education programs that are of the highest quality and excellence.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for the position of:

Deckhand Educator and First Mate

The primary focus of the Shipboard Department is to teach quality environmental educational programs onboard the M/V Half Shell, a Chesapeake Bay buyboat operated by Living Classrooms. The Deckhand Educators will teach hands-on science to youth in the DC metropolitan area, while assisting with the safe operation of the buyboat along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. This position involves working with students in grades 2nd through 12th, from private, public and independent schools.

Successful candidates for the Deckhand Educator positions must possess a strong commitment to the education of all students, be motivated self-starters, team players, and have a desire to work outdoors in a challenging fun environment. Applicants should possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills, a commitment to experiential learning, and a passion for improving children's lives.

Job Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Assisting in the development, planning, and implementation of educational programming
· Assisting with safe operation of the vessel
· Creating a fun, educational environment for students
· Assisting with maintenance of vessel and caring for educational equipment & supplies, and keeping them in good condition and supply
· Working cohesively as a team with all educators, Program Directors, and LC-NCR staff
· Maintain at all times the integrity, quality, and safety of the Living Classrooms Foundation and the experiential education programs provided by this organization
· Encourage and demonstrate the type of professional and courteous work environment that is expected and maintain professionalism at all times as an important representative of the Living Classrooms Foundation
· Other duties as are necessary

Primary Qualifications/Skills:
· Bachelor's degree preferred, in biology, environmental science, education, or a related field
· Previous work experience with students is strongly preferred
· Previous work experience with boats and/or outdoor education
· Ability to swim
· Commitment to students, environmental conservation, and education
· Ability to work collaboratively with staff
· Exceptional verbal communication skills
· Willingness to get wet/dirty on a daily basis
· Ability to lift programmatic materials (up to 50 pounds)

How to Apply:


Email Resume and Cover Letter to:

Rachael Shearouse

Director of Education

· Positions are seasonal: available from March through October 2017
· Additional weekend/evening work may be available and future employment may become available after Sept.
· When the boat is not in service you might be asked to assist other Living Classrooms programming

Living Classrooms Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities, Women, Handicapped Persons are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap status, Vietnam era or disabled Veterans status.