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Captain/Nautical Science Faculty Member
Full Time, starting January 1970
Posted by: Sea Education Association (SEA) on October 19, 2021
Category: Education

Sea Education Association (SEA) invites applications for the full-time position of    Captain/Nautical Science Faculty Member.

About SEA (www.sea.edu): 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. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole (Falmouth) and operates two sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific.

SEA is a global teaching, learning and research community dedicated to the exploration, understanding and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. SEA empowers students with life-changing sea voyages of scientific and cultural discovery, academic rigor and personal growth. Our programs feature an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership-development experience—at sea aboard tall ships and on shore.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the development of a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization.  Our goal is to create an academic and working community  which is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Position Summary

The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work over a twelve-month period, involving approximately 16 weeks per year sea service with the remaining 23 weeks of work based in Falmouth, MA.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate, gap year and high school courses on shore and sailing as master of SEA’s vessels with all ancillary duties.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years practical experience in education at sea or sail training
  • A valid 500 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master Less than 500 GT Ocean Management Level (STCW)
  • FCC Marine Radio Operator’s License
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated management and project administration experience
  • Must have a passion for SEA’s mission with excellent communication, interpersonal teaching, and administrative skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite of programs.
  • Familiar with research vessel or sailing school vessel operations
  • The ability to multi-task effectively, be flexible and innovative, and work non-traditional hours to support ships operating in remote locations
  • A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, staff, students and outside agencies
  • The ability to travel or go to sea for extended periods

 Preferred Qualifications

  • A valid 1600 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master 500 GT or More Management Level (STCW)
  • Experience as ship master and overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Familiarity with oceanographic sampling techniques

Salary & Benefits

9-month salary range begins at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurances, retirement plans, Aflac and flexible spending.  This position provides access to SEA sponsored crew trainings including but not limited to: Wilderness First Responder training, Leadership and Managerial Skills training, etc.

How to Apply
A review of applications will commence on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit electronic copies of a cover letter, current resume, USCG credentials, and contact information for 3 professional references.  Email materials to Captsearch@sea.edu.  Questions about this position may also be sent to this address.

 

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate, gap year and high school courses on shore and sailing as master of SEA’s vessels with all ancillary duties.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years practical experience in education at sea or sail training
  • A valid 500 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master Less than 500 GT Ocean Management Level (STCW)
  • FCC Marine Radio Operator’s License
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated management and project administration experience
  • Must have a passion for SEA’s mission with excellent communication, interpersonal teaching, and administrative skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft suite of programs.
  • Familiar with research vessel or sailing school vessel operations
  • The ability to multi-task effectively, be flexible and innovative, and work non-traditional hours to support ships operating in remote locations
  • A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, staff, students and outside agencies
  • The ability to travel or go to sea for extended periods

 Preferred Qualifications

  • A valid 1600 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) and Master 500 GT or More Management Level (STCW)
  • Experience as ship master and overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Familiarity with oceanographic sampling techniques
Required certifications:
License: Master, 1600t, Oceans
Passport required

9-month salary range begins at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes Medical/Dental/Vision/Life insurances, retirement plans, Aflac and flexible spending.  This position provides access to SEA sponsored crew trainings including but not limited to: Wilderness First Responder training, Leadership and Managerial Skills training, etc

CORWITH CRAMER
CORWITH CRAMER

Specifications

Flag: United States of America
Rig: Brigantine
Homeport: Woods Hole, MA
Sparred Length: 134'
LWL: 87' 6
Draft: 13'
Beam: 26'
Sail Area: 7380 square feet
Tons: 158
Hull: steel
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