Join our Team


Inland Seas Education Association is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Mate for the 2023 season aboard the schooners Inland Seas and Alliance. This spring, Alliance will be traveling from the Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes where she’ll be doing education programs for the remainder of the 2023 season.  Inland Seas Education Association operates two schooners based in northern Michigan that travel the Great Lakes.

Apply for the Mate Position here.

ISEA Values

Our success as an organization depends on the strength of our small team of staff and volunteers. We work closely with our employees to build an innovative, creative, and rewarding work environment. Be part of our hardworking team dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes through education by inspiring curiosity, stewardship, and passion. To apply for any open position,  please email your cover letter and resume to

ISEA is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action.  ISEA also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with crewing on the ship, instructing our programs, maintaining the facility and grounds, assisting in the office, and other tasks. Learn more about volunteering with ISEA here.

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