The Expeditionary Programs Manager works with the Director of Maritime Programs to manage and lead on-water expedition programming for teenagers. The position also supports the Museum’s Champlain Longboats youth boat building and open-water rowing program that partners with regional schools and community organizations. More information about the expeditions can be found here: https://www.lcmm.org/camps/expeditions/ and Champlain Longboats here: https://www.lcmm.org/learn/for-everyone/champlain-longboats-program/
The Expeditionary Programs Manager leads the annual planning and management for the Museum’s overnight on-water summer expedition trips, with responsibilities including but not limited to hiring, training, and managing seasonal staff; planning program schedules, itinerary, and content; communicating with parents as needed before, during, and after trips; facilitating parent and student evaluations; working with the Museum’s marketing and communications team to effectively promote programs and to generate registrations, and with the development team to share the impact of programs with donors; leading trips on-water as needed; working with trip leaders to coordinate and implement food prep; and providing land support for expeditionary trips led by other trip leaders. Above all, the Expeditionary Programs Manager should value and prioritize safety, team building, and teen empowerment for these programs.
In addition to expeditions, the Expeditionary Programs Manager also supports Champlain Longboats youth boat building and rowing programs by assisting in the boat shop and on boat building outings with students; coaching rowing teams; assisting with rowing program logistics including trailering/hauling/launching boats as needed; coordinating and assisting with travel to out-of-state races; supporting local race logistics and preparation.
Additional duties may include facilitating maintenance projects on the museum’s fleet of rowing gigs, working with volunteers, working on the repair of donated boats, assisting with adult rowing programs and other education programs for students at the Museum.
Experience in outdoor education
Experience leading on-water trips
Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification, or willingness to obtain certifications
Experience and passion for working with middle and high school students of all abilities (It is essential that the applicant wants to and enjoys working with adolescents)
Intellectual curiosity about subjects related to boats and on-water environments and a desire to teach
Aptitude for working with boats, tools,
About Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum opened its first building, a historic stone schoolhouse, in 1985 with the mission to preserve and share the cultural and natural heritage of the Lake Champlain region. Today, the Museum serves a broad community throughout the Champlain Valley and beyond, working to connect all people with Lake Champlain through learning experiences, exhibits and collections at its 3-acre waterfront campus, digital engagement, boat building, underwater archaeology research projects, and more.