Clearwater Onboard Education Coordinator Positions

Two Onboard Education Coordinators live aboard Clearwater, on alternating weeks, and lead two three-hour education programs daily in the spring/fall with some multi-day programs in the summer.

While aboard, Onboard Education Coordinators train crew and volunteers to teach learning stations to groups who sail with is, operate/maintain a trawl net, and other education equipment.

While in the office, Onboard Education Coordinators coordinate program content between schools, volunteers and staff. A degree in education, natural sciences, environment studies, or related fields and several years of classroom or outdoor teaching experience are desired. Applicants must be motivated, in good physical condition, enjoy public speaking, have experience with environmental topics and love to teach. Sailing/musical experience a plus. This is an 8-month, full-time position, room and board provided while aboard boat and accommodations in crew quarters available while working at the office in Beacon, NY.

Education Coordinators are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 sailing season. Please submit your completed application, a resume, and cover letter to: educator@clearwater.org with the subject line: “Onboard Educator- CW”.

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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Attn: Education Director
724 Wolcott Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Schooner Mystic Whaler Onboard Educator Position

Mystic Whaler Onboard Education Coordinators live aboard the schooner and lead two three-hour education programs with up to 50 passengers almost every day.

Onboard Education Coordinators also train crew and 4 new volunteers to help teach the learning stations, operate and maintain a trawl net, plankton tow, and coordinate program content between schools and the Clearwater office.

Applicants should have a degree in education, natural sciences, environment studies, or related fields, several years of classroom or outdoor teaching experience are also required.

Applicants must be in reasonably good physical condition, be self-motivated, enjoy public speaking, have experience with environmental topics and most of all have a passion for teaching.

Sailing and/or musical experience is not required but is a big plus and applicants must be willing to live onboard a ship that sails primarily on the Hudson River but changes docks frequently from mid-April to the end of June.

This is a very challenging and exciting position outside on the water, teaching and inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders.

Education Coordinators are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 sailing season. Please submit your completed application, a resume, and cover letter to: educator@clearwater.org with the subject line “Onboard Educator – MW”
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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Attn: Education Director
724 Wolcott Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508