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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.

Shore Employment

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Crew Employment

Senior Chief Mate Job Posting

Sea Education Association (SEA) invites applicants for the position of Senior Chief Mate. SEA is a non-profit educational organization that operates the Sailing School Vessels Corwith Cramer and Robert C. Seamans.

This is a two year renewable position, subject to continuous satisfactory job performance and medical fitness.

The applicant will be expected to work a total of 7 months (210 days) in each 12 month period. Six months of this time will be on board a specified SEA vessel, the Corwith Cramer OR the Robert C. Seamans. Primarily the SSV Robert C Seamans.

This 6 months will include one yard period. Time spent in yard will be less than 8 weeks. The remainder of the 6 months will be on board the vessel as chief mate during dates agreed upon by the applicant and the Marine Operations Coordinator.

One month of time (30 days) will be spent on shore, away from the vessel. This time may be in the office or in a locale convenient for the applicant. Special Projects for this time will be agreed upon by the Marine Department and the applicant. This work may include, but is not limited to, time in the classroom as a teaching assistant, assistance or leadership in planning crew training events, revisions of manuals, research of products needed on board, time spent on yard preparation and help in the enrollment department.

The goal of the position is to provide continuity on board, in terms of ship operations, maintenance and the academic program.

As this is a sea going position, the applicant would be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing throughout the length of the contract. The applicant must hold at least a 500 ton Ocean Mate license. Full Benefits are available. Sea Education Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send resume, copy of license and two letters of reference to Jen Haddock, Sea Education Association, PO Box 6, Woods Hole, MA 02543 or

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

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