These seasonal positions are made for you if science, sailing, and STEM “floats your boat”. Working with students from ages 5 to 17, throughout the Salish Sea. Either based out of Port Townsend or Settle, you’ll hone your science inquiry and teaching skills while engaging students aboard a floating classroom. Spanning Spring and/or Summer seasons!

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Instruction and Guiding, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


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.

Required Skills:

> Experience working with 5–16-year-olds
> Enthusiasm for working outdoors in all types of weather
> Ability to lift and carry gear up to 50 lbs.
> Current first aid/CPR certification
> Valid driver’s license

Preferred 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

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 with online application (https://nwmaritime.org/about/job-opportunities/)