Join our Team

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.

Marketing and Communications Intern

Inland Seas Education Association seeks a hard-working, creative student to join our team for the 2022 summer as a Marketing and Communications Intern. This individual works under the leadership of the Marketing Coordinator. The goal of this position is to offer a learning experience for a college student enrolled in a degree program that will involve them in a wide range of activities involved with marketing a small nonprofit organization. The 2022 Summer Intern will work in the Suttons Bay, MI office as well as travel with the ships to write about ISEA partnerships, programs, and mission throughout the Great Lakes. View full job description here.

Bookkeeper and Office Manager

Inland Seas Education Association seeks an enthusiastic, detail oriented professional to join our team as a full-time Bookkeeper and Office Manager. This individual will be responsible for maintaining smooth operation of a busy non-profit office while also handling all components of bookkeeping responsibilities. Duties will include entering and tracking all expense receipts, invoices and donations, supporting the payroll process, preparing deposits, and maintaining an effective filing system for all source documents. Duties will also include tasks related to human resource management, maintaining non-profit requirements, and managing day-to-day office activities.  This position requires a high level of organization, technology, multitasking, and problem-solving capabilities as well as prior experience working in QuickBooks. View full job description here.

Seasonal Educator Deckhand

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) seeks an enthusiastic, hard-working individual to join our team as a Seasonal Educator Deckhand. This position is responsible for delivering educational programming and serving as a crew member aboard the traditionally rigged tall ship schooner, Inland Seas. View the full job description here.

Captain for schooner Utopia

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Captain for the 2022 summer season aboard the schooner Utopia.  During this season, Utopia will be transiting to various ports around the Great Lakes allowing dockside tours exhibiting the mission of Inland Seas Education Association.  The Captain is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Schooner Utopia and is ISEA’s representative to the maritime community and the public in ports visited. View the full job description here.

Mate for schooner Utopia

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Mate for the 2022 season aboard the schooner Utopia.  During this season, Utopia will be transiting to various ports around the Great Lakes allowing dockside tours exhibiting the mission of Inland Seas Education Association.  The mate will be responsible for assisting the Captain in the safe and efficient operation of the vessel. View the full job description here.

Ship Cook for schooner Inland Seas

Inland Seas Education Association is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Ship Cook for the 2022 season aboard the schooner Inland Seas. The cook is required to manage the galley and plan and prepare healthy meals for 5–45 people. View the full job description here. Watch this video to hear from a previous Inland Seas‘ ship’s cook about cooking and living on the ship.

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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