The Lead Instructor / Program Coordinator supports the Education Program Managers in successfully implementing the Northwest Maritime Center’s school and vocational training programs. This role will lead instructional logistical support for the Maritime Discovery Programs (7th/8th-grade intensive programs with local school districts), Port Townsend Maritime Academy (vocational programming hosted on our campus through local school partnerships), and Real World Readiness (programs in service of youth furthest from opportunity).

Serving as a role model for seasonal instructors and program participants, you are expected through communication and leadership to foster safety, teamwork, inclusion, and superior experiential learning opportunities. You will provide maritime skills training, team-building opportunities, and both on-land and on-water instruction. Programs take place aboard 26-foot historic longboats, other sailing vessels, and small boats as well as at the NWMC facility. We strive to meet the needs of and serve all learners including youth-at-risk, special needs learners, and other underserved populations.

Located in Port Townsend, Washington

Full Description & Application: https://hr.idhrp.com/JobApplication.aspx?jobpostingkey=21191234-bb5a-4306-9cbd-1683a07d5de4

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


Maritime education experience on the water, especially working with a variety of youth in experiential and alternative learning environments. Youth populations that position will teach are mainly middle and high school aged, but sometimes include elementary students.

Required Skills:

Minimum of 6-pack USCG license
Current CPR & FA certification
Boat handling skills

Preferred Skills:

50T Inland Master license
Trailer towing experience
Boat towing experience
Outboard maintenance experience

About Northwest Maritime Center

The NWMC 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

Full Application: https://hr.idhrp.com/JobApplication.aspx?jobpostingkey=21191234-bb5a-4306-9cbd-1683a07d5de4