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Relief Captain

Job Description:
Inland Seas Education Association is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Relief Captain for the 2024 summer season aboard the schooners Inland Seas and Alliance.  The Relief Captain is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel. The Relief Captain is also ISEA’s representative to the maritime community and the public in ports visited. This is a seasonal position on an as-needed basis.  Compensation for this position starts at $250/day and is commensurate with experience.

Applicants must have a 100 GRT or greater sail-endorsed Masters License for Great Lakes, Near Coastal, or Oceans and have at least three years of experience as an officer of a large sailing vessel. They must have the ability to work well with youth, adults, as well as professional staff. They need to be able to lift equipment of 40 pounds or more as well as haul halyards and mooring lines. In addition, this individual must be able to work weekends and evenings (as needed), must pass a criminal background check, and participate in a DOT random drug testing program.  They must be able to work aloft in the rigging. To read the full job description click here.

To apply for the Relief Captain position please email your resume and cover letter to Capt. Ben Hale at bhale@schoolship.org.


Cook

Job Description:
Inland Seas Education Association is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Ships Cook for the 2024 season aboard the schooner Inland Seas and schooner Alliance. This is a full-time seasonal position, starting in the beginning of June through October 1st, 2024. The cook may live aboard the vessel if desired. This position may be job-shared by two or more people. This position is an opportunity to work with a great group of people while voyaging in a beautiful part of the county. To view the whole job description click here.

To apply for the Cook position please email your resume and cover letter to Capt. Ben Hale at bhale@schoolship.org.


Spring Education Internship

Job Description:
Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) seeks up to three enthusiastic interns to help deliver Great Lakes educational programming to K-12 students from across Michigan this spring (early May through mid-June of 2024). People passionate about the Great Lakes, water resources, communication, science, and technology are highly encouraged to apply. If applicable, ISEA will work within a student’s enrolled study program to coordinate credit hours for this internship. This posting describes three 7-week internship positions with ISEA. Other internship types are hosted concurrently (posted at schoolship.org) and several interns work at ISEA in spring and summer. To view the whole job description click here.

To apply for the Spring Education Intern position please email your resume and letter of interest to Associate Director Juliana Lisuk at jlisuk@schoolship.org.


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@schoolship.org.

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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