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This section provides current information on job opportunities at SEA. These listings will be updated periodically so please check back often.

Faculty Employment

Captains/Nautical Science Faculty Members

Sea Education Association (SEA), a non-profit educational institution, is seeking Captains/Nautical Science faculty members to teach nautical science and leadership on shore at SEA’s campus in Woods Hole, MA and serve as Master of our vessels, Corwith Cramer and Robert C. Seamans, in the waters of the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific. These positions are renewable appointments 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 Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.  

Qualifications include an STCW II/2 Ocean Master 500 GT (ITC) or greater Management Level license valid on auxiliary sail vessels, demonstrated teaching, communication, and leadership skills, ability to work as collaborating members of an educational team, and strong organizational skills. BA or BS degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Please send electronic copies of cover letter, current resume, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a copy of college transcripts (unofficial copy acceptable), and contact information for three professional references to the Chair of the Search Committee:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Questions about these positions may also be sent to this email address.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015 and continue until the positions are filled. 

Salaries include a competitive benefits package. SEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Shore Employment

Undergraduate Summer Intern

SEA is searching for an undergraduate summer intern to participate in an NSF-funded research project on plastic marine debris.  This is a full-time, temporary position with a two-month commitment for summer 2015, with flexible start date.  Intern will receive a stipend, and housing may be available.

This position is a shore-based laboratory position at SEA (in Woods Hole, MA) conducting physical and chemical analyses of SEA’s long-term archive of plastic marine debris samples.  The successful applicant will be fully trained at SEA in the preparation of samples and use of Raman spectroscopy to characterize polymer type.  Additional analyses include particle size and mass measurement, and shape and color determination.  There may be opportunities to participate in outreach and education activities associated with the project, including development of informational webpages and K-12 lesson plans.

A currently enrolled undergraduate or recent graduate with experience working in a laboratory setting is preferred.  Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and have strong writing and communication skills.  

Send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Kara Lavender Law at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.

Crew Employment

Scientist Employment