The Deckhand/Nautical Educator works with the captain to ensure the safety and proper management of the floating classroom Admiral Jack, to teach and facilitate hands-on nautical science learning. You work as part of a crew alongside the Captain, Onboard Program Coordinator, and Marine Science Educator to deliver quality inquiry-based and hands-on marine science programs. All crewmembers aboard the vessel participate in all shipboard duties: vessel operations, line handling, docking, cleaning, etc.

Operating out of the Harbor Island Marina, Admiral Jack hosts Middle School-aged students approximately 3 days a week. Day trips provide exposure to inquiry-based science and mariner’s skills, with an intention to cultivate interest and an introduction to opportunities at the Maritime High School. Integral to the success of our hands-on, boat-based programs is a crew full of knowledgeable, curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated educators. We aim to create a generation of critical thinkers who will collaborate to solve society’s hardest problems.

We love working with team members who:
> have a proactive work ethic– willing to jump in and help in any aspect of programming when necessary.
> love to create a fun, inclusive, and safe atmosphere for learning.
> work well both individually and as a team member, as well as independently with small groups of students.
> communicate clearly, work collaboratively, and are flexible in dynamic situations.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding, Water Skills


> Previous Deckhand experience
> Experience teaching mariner skills
> Experience working with 10-16-year-olds
> Current first aid/CPR certification
> Enthusiasm for working outdoors in all types of weather
> Ability to lift and carry gear up to 50lbs

Required Skills:

Work offers are contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and drug test. The NWMC boat-based programs are drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free. Throughout employment with the Northwest Maritime Center, certain boat-based program employees will be enrolled in a random drug testing program administered by the Maritime Consortium, in compliance with the Coast Guard mandatory drug testing regulation, as contained in 46 CFR part 16.

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 description, benefits & wage info, and application: https://hr.idhrp.com/JobApplication.aspx?jobpostingkey=b3b50d3b-514a-49b5-b1a8-5ced929b15db