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Deckhand Educator (Seasonal)

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. This position requires participation in a DOT-approved drug testing program. The 2023 season will include delivering day-sails and overnight programs around the Grand Traverse Bay region of northern Lake Michigan, the Straits of Mackinac, Detroit, MI, and Chicago, IL. Read the full position posting here.

Apply for the Deckhand Educator position by emailing a resume and letter of interest to Jillian Votava at jvotava@schoolship.org.


Shipboard Education Intern

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) seeks an enthusiastic individual looking to gain experience with outreach, environmental education, and public-speaking for 2023. The shipboard education intern delivers Great Lakes educational programming aboard traditionally rigged schooners for people of all ages. Most programs are delivered aboard our educational vessels, and include teaching activities that
explore Great Lakes topics including: water quality, food web dynamics, invasive species, forage fish, zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, as well as engineering practices and underwater technologies. Read the full internship posting here.

Apply for the Shipboard Education Intern position by emailing a resume and letter of interest to Jillian Votava jvotava@schoolship.org.


Spring Education Intern

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. 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. Read the full internship posting here.

Apply for the Spring Education Intern position by emailing a resume and letter of interest to Jillian Votava jvotava@schoolship.org.


Ship’s Cook

Inland Seas Education Association is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Ship’s Cook for the 2023 season aboard the schooners Alliance and Inland Seas. The cook is required to manage the galley and plan and prepare healthy meals for 5–45 people. This is a full-time seasonal position, from the end of April through September 2023. Pay is $150/day and the cook may live aboard the vessel if desired. See the full job description here.

Apply for the Ship’s Cook Position here.


Mate

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@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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