The Tideline program is a multi-disciplinary program that explores all the different aspects
of our estuary. The goal of the program is to connect students with their local environment, to
challenge them to understand how our daily lives affect the estuary, and to teach them how to
become an active citizen to protect the environment. The program consists of hands-on learning
stations that include going fishing with a seine net, examining and identifying the fish we catch, an
aquatic macroinvertebrates station, navigation, water quality testing, and art projects. Our programs
also include music as an element.
Contract Educators will be paid an hourly wage of $14-$17 depending on experience. Staff
usually arrives around 9AM to set up for students and is finished by 3PM, if not earlier.
▪ Setting up station components (tanks, nets, waders, station materials)
▪ Delivering program (learning stations, music, crowd control)
▪ Routine clean-up after program (putting away gear, cleaning of area)
▪ Equipment maintenance or other duties to sustain program
▪ Taking part in staff training
▪ Transportation to and from program (programs take place at multiple locations on the river)
PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
▪ Important personal qualities that will aid in meeting the challenges of the position
include a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently, tempered
by cooperative spirit and the ability to take direction from Tideline program director;
flexibility; tact; patience; and organizational ability.
▪ Competent knowledge of freshwater and estuarine ecology and natural history, plus
related environmental issues.
▪ Ability to present educational programs and/or workshops;
▪ Excellent oral communications skills;
▪ Must be able to lift and move 50lbs
▪ Prior experience in education, or working with children
▪ Musical skills are a plus
▪ Willing to submit to background check
As a contract educator, hours will be part-time and the schedule will depend on student numbers,
time of year, and program demand. Therefore, flexibility is key. Our busiest time of year is April-June, and mid-September to late October (virtually every weekday for those months).
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Tideline Program Director, Eli Schloss at
About Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
The sloop Clearwater, a replica vessel modeled after the Dutch vessels that sailed the Hudson River in the 18th and 19th centuries, was launched on May 17, 1969 from Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol, Maine. Those early cargo vessels were specially designed for the variable winds, currents and depths of the Hudson. Sailing from town to town today, the Clearwater models her course after that of the historic Dutch sloops.
Their cargoes and crews were the main communication link between riverfront towns and outlying areas which now house one-tenth of this nation’s population.
Clearwater continues that tradition as a vital link between communities and carries a message to the people who sail on her and see her iconic broad sails from the shore about the beauty and wealth of our region’s waterways – and the everlasting need to protect, preserve and celebrate them.