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SEA High School Program: Resident Advisor

Summer opportunity at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA

Who
Sea Education Association provides a summer academic program for motivated high school students. This three-week summer program, SEASCape (SEA Science on the Cape), offers students the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives – scientific, historical, cultural, literary, and nautical. Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Course work includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing students to oceanography and the study of human interaction with the ocean in historic and modern contexts. Teamwork, leadership, and sense of community are the underlying values of SEA’s academic curriculum. Participants grow not only as students, but as global citizens and individuals.

When
Session I: July 1-19, Session II: July 22-August 9
Contract dates will be Thursday, June 27-Sunday, August 11, 2019 for both sessions.

What
There are three Resident Advisor positions open for the program. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to participating in both programs. Contract duties include: facilitate morning wake-ups, supervise watch and cleaning duties, attend lectures, prepare and lead (or participate) in the lab/field activities which include charting, salt marsh field trip, and guest lectures/activities, transport students in SEA vehicles, plan and lead at least one exploratory evening, plan and lead activities directed at leadership training, supervise evening study hall and enforce lights out. A daily schedule is attached to acquaint you with the flow of the day. The position includes housing in the cottages with the high school students.

Physical requirements: able to swim and lift objects that weigh 40 lbs.

Where: Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Rd, Falmouth, MA

Why
This is a great opportunity to share your passion about the ocean and the positive impact that SEA and/or other experiences have had on your life while being part of a wonderful learningcommunity that develops over the course of the programs.

Pay
$1500/month including room and board, prorated for total number of days working for the program.

To Apply
Submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation to: lmaloney@sea.edu (preferred method for sending application and best contact for any questions)

-- or --

Liz Maloney, SEASCape Program Director
PO Box 6
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2019 and positions will be filled on a rolling basis. You must be 21 years of age at the time of employment and hold a valid driver’s license to apply.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE*
0715 Wake-ups led by resident advisors
0745 Breakfast
0815 Watch clean-up, morning meeting for day’s plan
0900-1030 Oceanography class
1045-1215 Oceans & Society class
1230-1330 Lunch and student free time
1330-1600 Afternoon Field/Lab activities
1600-1800 Student free time which can include going for a run, a trip to the beach, hiking, playing games in the field, etc.
1800 Dinner and clean-up
1900-2030 Exploratory (During Exploratory, students will listen to professional lectures, learn more about life at sea and sailing, do team building or watch relevant videos. This time can also be extended for student presentations.)
2030-2130 Study Hall
2130 Return to dorms/free time
2230 Lights out

*This is a sample day from a previous summer. Every day will vary.

Time Off: Some activities require all hands; however, staff time off is important and integrated into the schedule on a rotating basis.

SEA High School Program: Steward 

Summer opportunity at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA

Who
Sea Education Association (http://www.sea.edu) provides a summer academic program for motivated high school students. This three-week summer program, SEASCape (SEA Science on the Cape) offers students the opportunity to study the marine environment from a variety of perspectives – scientific, historical, cultural, literary, and nautical. Participants live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Course work includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing students to oceanography and the study of human interaction with the ocean in historic and modern contexts. Teamwork, leadership, and sense of community are the underlying values of SEA’s academic curriculum. Participants grow not only as students, but as global citizens and individuals.

When
Session I: July 1-19, Session II: July 22-August 9
Contract dates will be Thursday, June 27--Sunday, August 11, 2019 for both sessions.

What
There is one Steward position for the program. Preference will be given to applicants that can stay for both sessions. Contract duties will include preparing three meals and some snacks each day for up to 35 people, ensure that the house kitchens are kept clean and sanitary, provision before and in between sessions, maintain a budget, and some time supervising students. This position will report directly to the Program Director and will work with them for menu and budget planning. A daily agenda is attached to acquaint you with the flow of the day. Stewards will live in houses with other Resident Advisors and students.
Physical requirements: lift objects that weigh 40 lbs.

Where: Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Rd, Falmouth, MA

Why
This is a great opportunity to develop your cooking skills while being an integral part of the close community that develops on campus during this summer program.

Pay
$1500/month including room and board, prorated for total number of days working for the program.

To Apply
Submit a resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation to: lmaloney@sea.edu (preferred method for sending application and best contact for any questions)

or:

Liz Maloney, SEASCape Program Director
PO Box 6
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

You must be 21 years of age at the time of employment and hold a valid driver’s license to apply.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE*
0715 Wake-ups led by resident advisors
0745 Breakfast
0815 Watch clean-up, morning meeting for day’s plan
0900-1030 Oceanography class
1045-1215 Oceans & Society class
1230-1330 Lunch and student free time
1330-1600 Afternoon Field/Lab activities
1600-1800 Student free time which can include going for a run, a trip to the beach, hiking, playing games in the field, etc.
1800 Dinner and clean-up
1900-2030 Exploratory (During Exploratory, students will listen to professional lectures, learn more about life at sea and sailing, do team building or watch relevant videos. This time can also be extended for student presentations.)
2030-2130 Study Hall
2130 Return to dorms/free time
2230 Lights out

*This is a sample day from a previous summer.  Every day will vary.

Time Off: Some activities require all hands; however, staff time off is important and integrated into the schedule on a rotating basis.

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 Captsearch@sea.edu.  Questions about this position may also be sent to this address.

About Sea Education Association
SEA (http://www.sea.edu) 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.


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