SEA provides a residential summer academic program for motivated high school students: SEASCape, https://www.sea.edu/high_school_programs/seascape. This 3-week summer program at SEA offers current high school students, including graduating seniors, the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives: scientific, historical, literary, and nautical. Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Academic programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Coursework includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing students to the study of oceanography, the history of humanity’s relationship with the oceans, and modern maritime issues. Teamwork, leadership, and sense of community are the underlying values of SEA’s academic curriculum. Participants not only grow as students, but as global citizens and individuals.

The dates for the position will be June 20 – August 7, 2022 for both sessions. The program dates are as follows:

Session I: June 27, 2022 – July 14, 2022

Session II: July 19, 2022 – August 5, 2022

Opportunity & Tasks

SEA has one Assistant Program Director position open for the SEASCape program. This is a great opportunity to work closely with students and to share the positive impact SEA and/or other experiences have had on your life while being part of a wonderful learning community that develops over the course of the sessions. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to participating in both sessions.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

Review medical forms prior to student arrival and check in with students and families at the beginning of the program to confirm accuracy of medical information provided
Work with Resident Advisors, Steward, and Program Director to check in with students’ wellbeing and create a safe, supportive environment for students
Work with Resident Advisors to resolve student life concerns, involving the Program Director and Associate Dean of Student Services when appropriate. This may include supporting students with conflict resolution, stress management, and monitoring and responding to student mental health concerns.
Closely monitor student health concerns. Bring students for local medical care when appropriate, and follow up as necessary.
Communicate with students’ families about student life, mental health, and medical concerns as necessary
Attend morning meetings with the Program Director and other SEASCape staff
Regularly visit student meals and evening study halls to check in with students
Accompany the group on all field trips to provide continuity of medical and student services while off campus
Meet with each student halfway through the program as a midway check in
Some activities require “all hands on deck”; however, time off is important and integrated into the schedule on a rotating basis.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. $2400/month

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Medical, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
College diploma a must
Current and relevant experience working in mental health services a plus
Current Wilderness First Responder certification or other medical training a plus
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must have a valid USA driver’s license, and be able to provide an acceptable state driver’s history
Experience working with high school students preferred
CORI check required
Able to swim
Ability to lift objects weighing up to 40 lbs

About SEA Education Association

Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduate, high school and gap year students about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester® and other programs. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole (Falmouth) and owns and operates two sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific.

Application Instructions

How to apply Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to [email protected] Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.