Deckhand/Educator

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Organization: 

Address:

Port Norris, NJ
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Other

Job Description:

Responsibilities: 

  • Present on-board education programs including Delaware estuary-specific topics of environment (biology and ecology), history, and culture.
  • Work positively with youth of all ages
  • Participate in shipboard operations and maintenance including but not limited to: chores, sail prep and handling, galley duty, assist Captain and Mates with deck activities, and standing watch.
  • Present shore-based education programs and events as well as setup and cleanup
  • Work with volunteers and assist in volunteer training
  • Assist in maintaining program equipment and specimen collection logs on a daily basis. Includes prep work and cleanup
  • Willingness to live in close quarters on a boat with little privacy
  • Positively represent AJ Meerwald and Bayshore Center at Bivalve and support the mission that the organization stands for.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Education or related field
  • Environmental education experience required
  • Sailing/boating experience preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of Tributaries, Estuaries, and Bay flora and fauna
  • Able to handle and teach with local sea life while engaging students
  • Knowledge of oysters and the oyster industry preferred but not required

What do we offer:

  • Environmental education experience
  • Sail training
  • Knowledge of issues and ecology of Southern New Jersey waterways, the Delaware Bay, and the Oyster industry
  • Stipend dependent on experience and length of employment
  • Room and board with free housing when docked in our home port
  • Three meals (vegetarian) a day
  • Two days off for every five days worked

 

How to Apply:

These positions start in late March/early April and end the first week of November. Internship for 2-3 months are also available.  We will accept applications until all positions are filled. 

To Apply:

Please forward a resume, cover letter, and three references to:

captain@bayshorediscovery.org