Marine Science / Adventure Sports Summer Educator: Connecticut

New England Science & Sailing
Stonington, CT
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The NESS Summer Educator helps New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) achieve its mission of building brighter futures through ocean adventure education. NESS Summer Educators implement high quality programming with an active, hands-on, experientially-oriented marine science based curriculum. Program platforms include kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and fishing. Qualified applicants will be passionate, motivated, able to work within a team as well as on their own, and have proven skills working with children. Summer Educators will be assigned to support NESS programs based on background experience. This full-time seasonal position reports to the NESS Stonington Program Director. The NESS Summer Educator: Implements engaging hands-on NESS curricula Is knowledgeable about NESS programs and serves as an ambassador for NESS when dealing with NESS’s constituents Exhibits a strong culture of safety, environmental stewardship, and customer service Can operate with a high degree of awareness and knowledge related to assigned responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities: Work closely with NESS Education Specialists, Educators and fellow NESS Summer Educators to implement curriculum on and off the water Provide leadership to students and assist in overseeing junior instructors Maintain campus and offsite safety at all times Implement NESS’s Emergency Action Plan, as needed Assist in inventory and maintenance of watercraft, watersports equipment and gear, including powerboats, kayaks, surfboards, SUPs, fishing gear, masks & snorkels, wetsuits, boogie boards, etc. Assist in classroom inventory, maintenance and cleanliness No conflicting summer commitments including travel, work or other leave of absence NESS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Please send your cover letter and resume to: Subject: Summer Educator About NESS New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, powerboating, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit About New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. New England Science & Sailing Foundation ("NESS") is a nationally recognized and award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit ocean adventure education organization that provides students, of all ages and backgrounds, with year-round programming that includes marine science, sailing, and water sports. NESS's scholastic programs support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curricula in over 70 schools and organizations with a unique combination of on-the-water and in-the-classroom lessons intended to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. NESS is the first school partner program accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been recognized by US Sailing as the top community sailing program in the United States. NESS serves over 9,000 students annually across New England. Since its inception, NESS has enabled more than 35,000 students to get out on the water. For more information, visit
Education/Certifications: BA or BS in Marine Science, Biology, Oceanography or a related science desirable Teaching certification desirable USCG OUPV 6-Pack License or greater desirable (may be able to obtain at NESS) ARC Waterfront Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (Youth and Adults) (may be able to obtain at NESS) Instructor certifications in kayaking, surfing, powerboating, and sailing (may be able to obtain at NESS) Valid Driver’s License & your own transportation Skills/Knowledge/Experience: Experience in leading student-centered and inquiry-based programming Skills and instructional experience in swimming, kayaking, powerboating, sailing, and/or surfing Effective skills in written and verbal communications, problem solving, and decision making Strong team player and excellent motivator Ability to forge effective working relationships with NESS Educators, operations staff, administrative staff, students, and parents
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Megan Strand
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