With a focus on vocational training programs, the Program Coordinator works as part of a collaborative team on the successful fulfillment of mission driven programming. This role will serve as the primary staff position and lead instructor for the Port Townsend Maritime Academy (PTMA), Vessel Operations, and Real World Readiness (RWR) programs. A successful candidate will need strong boating and maritime skills along with being a team player, clear communicator, problem solver, self-starter, and well organized.


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


• USCG License
• CPR & FA certification
• 3+ years teaching and working with teenagers
• Valid WA State Driver’s License
• Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test

• Experience working with youth at risk
• CTE and / or WA state teaching certificate (or related training)
• AMSEA trainer
• FA & CPR trainer
• Strong boat maintenance / marine trades 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

Submit resume and cover letter for consideration