Shipboard Program Coordinator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, March 17, 2017, 11:30pm



Port Norris, NJ
United States

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The Shipboard Education Coordinator is responsible for the on-board programming for school groups and the public throughout the sailing season and assisting with on-shore programming.  This is mainly a supervisory position with teaching when necessary.


  • Report to Executive Director and Captain(s)
  • Coordinate on-board Education, Charter and Public Sails, and Ports-of-Call events.
  • Coordinate major shore-based programming (Wild About Cumberland & Kids About the Bay)
  • Ship’s Scheduler; Outreach to schools, potential charters, summer camp groups, etc.
  • Shipboard Volunteer Coordinator; organize volunteer training, liaison for volunteers
  • Supervise, hire and train crew
  • Curriculum and program development
  • “Wines & Dines” passengers; ensures quality programs and customer satisfaction, promotes repeats and all BCB programs, and seeks out new sail leads.
  • Prepare monthly and end of year reports, trawl reports and applications, etc; Maintain records, evaluations, and equipment and supplies


  • Degree in History, Natural Resources, Marine Biology, Environmental Education, or related field
  • A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude  
  • Experience training, supervising, and evaluating volunteers and educators
  • Environmental education, curriculum development & scheduling experience
  • Planning and implementing day long as well as week long camps
  • Knowledge of Tributaries, Estuaries, and Bay flora and fauna; Knowledge of oysters and the oyster industry preferred but not required
  • Able to handle and teach with local sea life while engaging students
  • Sailing/boating experience preferred but not required
  • CPR/First Aid, training will be provided to those who do not have certifications
  • Microsoft Word and Excel

What we offer:

  • Environmental education and supervising experience & Sail training
  • Knowledge of issues and ecology of Southern New Jersey waterways, the Delaware Bay, and the Oyster industry
  • Full-time, year round position; Salary dependent on experience
  • Three meals (mostly vegetarian) a day when on the boat
  • Sea stories, experiences, and some amazing photographs; Splinters and some serious calluses!

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How to Apply:

Please forward resume, cover letter, and three references to

Bayshore Center at Bivalve, attention Capt. Jesse Briggs

Phone: 856-785-2060  Fax:  856-785-2893   
Mail: 2800 High St. (Bivalve), Port Norris, NJ 08349

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