The Maritime Education Instructor is responsible for Northwest Maritime’s (NWM) everyday operations and instruction at the Maritime High School (MHS). You will plan and implement NWM’s independent programming, and in collaboration with MHS staff develop projects and contribute to the function of the school. Utilize your experience in project-based learning, teaching, youth mentorship, and maritime-related industries to lead students in a variety of contexts.

Your unique blend of education and maritime skills will enhance our school’s operations and instructional capabilities. Your experiences showcase innovative education through project design and group facilitation, emphasizing a student-centered approach that celebrates individual strengths and passions. Your dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the maritime industry ensures a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. We look forward to the valuable contributions you will make to our team and the students we support.

Tagged as: Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


> Experience teaching in hands-on alternative learning environments

> Strong professional skills including organization, time management, and accountability

> Strong communication and collaboration skills

> Strong relationship-building with students, families, and school partners

> Experience and ability to work with and understand the developmental nature of our young people with a focus on developing their innate skills

Required Skills:

> Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn Maritime Skills

> Current CPR & FA certification or a willingness to enroll in classes upon hiring

> Valid WA State Driver’s License

Preferred Skills:

> Experience teaching in hands-on alternative learning environment, preferably in the following areas: Marine sciences and resource management, vessel/ boat operations design or marine construction, engineering, design, and construction

> Experience with positive youth development and supporting the social and emotional needs of students

> Experience with Project Based Learning, Performance Assessment and/or Mastery-based Assessment

> USCG Merchant Mariner Credential: 25T license and above

About Northwest Maritime

NWM is dynamic, growing, making a difference in our community, and taking an increasing role in the region. We serve individual students and program participants, but we also work to help solve community problems like systemic improvements in our public schools, economic development, job training, and working regionally to pair the opportunities in the maritime industry with the need to address systemic oppression in communities of color. Plus, all of the fun stuff like kids’ programs, festivals, and adventure races. Our waterfront campus is vibrant with a multitude of compelling activities, and all of them done to meet or advance industry best practices. In the words of a board member: “We don’t do B work.”

Application Instructions

Submit resume with online application (https://nwmaritime.org/about/our-organization/work-here/)