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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

Shore Facilities Assistant - Part Time

Overall Responsibilities

Assists Shore Facilities Coordinator part time (20 Hours a week) and on-call (up to 25 hours a year) and work as needed with the maintenance and support of all SEA administrative and classroom facilities, student housing, grounds and campus activities.


  • Works closely with Shore Facilities Coordinator and/or the Director of Finance and Administration regarding maintenance and upkeep tasks and campus related deficiencies and repairs. Works independently as needed.
  • Takes direction from Shore Facilities Coordinator or others for SEA needs; classroom set-ups and event preparation etc.
  • Address questions and or concerns from Students, Faculty and Staff and communicate them to the Shore Facilities Coordinator if not easily solved.
  • Monitors maintenance emails for work requests. Documents, prioritizes and act as needed. Keeps a detailed record of all work to be done and work accomplished.
  • Act on items requested for supply of the student residences.
  • Log all work completed during the defined time frame.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and works with administrative staff during major SEA events including the set-up for events such as annual meetings, alumni day or the use of facilities by outside groups.
  • In the back-up, on-call role, will respond on-site to address any alarms, urgent and emergency situations; makes calls to contractors to address urgent matters as needed
  • As needed work includes tasks that fall outside business hours, such as weather event preparation, snow clearing, power outage support, weekend event and project support etc.
  • Send out emails for anticipated Snow Events and implement weather event parking plan.
  • Works safely using proper personal protective equipment and follow recommended safety procedures while using hand tools, equipment and cleaning products.
  • Assures a safe, clean working environment inside and out for the administrative, classroom, common areas and campus grounds


Applicant must a be high school or vocational school graduate. Have two years previous experience in building and grounds maintenance and or construction trades is required. Skill and ability to perform tasks such as heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) and climbing ladders. Skills and ability to use of corded and cordless hand tools and operation of landscaping equipment, i.e. lawn mowers, weed whackers, leaf blowers, snow blowers etc. Previous experience in carpentry, painting and finish work and computer use is essential. A valid driver’s license is required. Must be dependable and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Must possess strong communications and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of fire, safety and security procedures is a plus.

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and three business references to

Questions regarding this position can also be sent to this email address.

SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Admissions Counselor (Two Positions Available)

Sea Education Association announces TWO regionally based job openings in our Admissions Office: one based in the Southeast and one in the Mid-Atlantic.

Title: Admissions Counselor
Reports to: Admissions Coordinator
Start Date: Fall 2018

Job Description

SEA Admissions Counselors are responsible for recruiting and advising prospective SEA Semester students, managing student applications, developing and fostering relationships with academic contacts at colleges and universities, and working to develop new strategies for marketing and recruitment. These TWO full-time positions include extensive domestic travel, offer a competitive salary and benefits, and are based in remote locations within designated regions (in this case, the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively recruit students at designated colleges and universities within individual regions
  • Advise students, on a regional basis, throughout each stage of the inquiry/application process
  • Assemble and maintain student application files
  • Conduct organized follow-up with inquiries and applicants
  • Maintain and strengthen ongoing relationships with administrators, faculty, and advisors at SEA Semester affiliate and sending institutions
  • Establish and develop relationships with potential partner institutions
  • Schedule and coordinate personal recruiting travel

Required Skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability and motivation to work out of a home office
  • Strong sales and/or recruitment background
  • Effective and proactive written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Positive, outgoing attitude with a great sense of humor
  • Willingness & ability to travel frequently, especially during peak recruiting seasons
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Skype, Google platform, FileMaker Pro or similar database, and social media channels


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Personal study abroad experience, preferably on a field-based or experiential learning program such as SEA Semester
  • Previous Admissions or study abroad advising experience a plus
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to lift or maneuver up to 50 pounds, continuously stand or walk and bend, squat, and climb stairs

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Applicants should email a letter of interest and résumé to with the subject line “Admissions Counselor Search,” or mail their materials to SEA Admissions Search, P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543.

The Program

SEA Semester has offered field programs in marine and environmental studies since 1971. SEA is an educational institution dedicated to the exploration, understanding, and stewardship of the oceans, and to the study of humanity's relationship with the oceans. SEA Semester offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum, on shore and at sea aboard tall ships, that provides challenging voyages of scientific discovery, academic rigor, and personal growth.

Faculty Employment

Captains/Nautical Science Faculty Members

May 2018:  Sea Education Association (SEA) invites applications for the full-time position of Captain/Nautical Science Faculty Member. SEA is a non-profit educational institution located in Falmouth, MA. We offer innovative and rigorous environmental studies programs on our campus and aboard our Sailing School Vessels, the Corwith Cramer and the Robert C. Seamans, in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

SEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that 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 Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.  Eligibility for full benefits. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate courses onshore 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 200 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 and administrative skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft suite of programs (Word/Access/Excel).
• 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)
• Advanced academic degree preferred
• Experience as ship master and overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
• Familiar with oceanographic sampling techniques

Salary & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Salary includes a competitive benefits package including Medical/Dental/Vision, & retirement benefits.  This position provides access to SEA sponsored trainings including but not limited to: Diversity training, Wilderness First Responder training, Leadership and Managerial Skills training, (STCW).

To Apply
A review of applications will commence on May 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit electronic copies of a cover letter, current resume, USCG credentials, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references.  Email materials to  Questions about this position may also be sent to this address.

About Sea Education Association
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 SEA Semester program features an interdisciplinary curriculum and dynamic leadership-development experience—at sea aboard tall ships and on shore.

Marine Ecology/Oceanography Faculty Position

Sea Education Association (SEA), invites applications for a full-time 9-month faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in Marine Ecology/Oceanography. We are a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, teaching innovative, rigorous, and interdisciplinary oceanography and environmental science SEA Semester® programs on our campus in Woods Hole, and aboard our state-of-the-art sailing research vessels, SSV Corwith Cramer and SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. These undergraduate semester courses consist of intensive classroom instruction complemented by a 4-7 week research cruise to execute independent student research. Teaching responsibilities include two semester programs and selected seminars or academic support projects each year. The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work over a twelve-month period, involving up to 14 weeks per year at sea in the role of Chief Scientist with the remaining 25 weeks of work based in Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.

The successful candidate will pursue a professional agenda of innovative interdisciplinary teaching, excellent scholarship and possess the desire to join and contribute to a deeply committed educational community. Successful applicants will be expected to teach courses on a variety of topics including marine ecology, marine biology, oceanography, and oceanographic field methods. Climate change and marine biodiversity are important components of many of our programs.  The candidate will also supervise independent research projects carried out at sea. A Ph.D. in marine science, oceanography, or marine biology is required with extensive field experience desired. Research interests in coral reef ecosystems preferred.

A review of applications will begin July 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. E-mail application materials to Questions about this position may also be sent to this email address.

SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Salary includes a competitive benefits package. SEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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