New York State 

Marine Education Association


There are a steady stream of marine science jobs out there, and NYSMEA wants to share all of them with you.  See Below!

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Onboard Education Coordinator

Full Season 2019

Onboard Education Coordinators live aboard Clearwater, on alternating weeks, and lead two three-hour education programs daily in the spring/fall with some multi-day programs in the summer.

While aboard, Onboard Education Coordinators train crew and volunteers to teach learning stations to groups who sail with is, operate/maintain a trawl net, and other education equipment.

While in the office, Onboard Education Coordinators coordinate program content between schools, volunteers and staff.

A degree in education, natural sciences, environment studies, or related fields and several years of classroom or outdoor teaching experience are desired.

Applicants must be motivated, in good physical condition, enjoy public speaking, have experience with environmental topics and love to teach.

Sailing/musical experience a plus.

This is a full-time position beginning in March 2019, room and board provided while aboard boat and accommodations in crew quarters available while working at the office in Beacon, NY.

Education Coordinators are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for an immediate opening.

Please submit your completed application, a resume, and cover letter to: with the subject line: “Onboard Educator- CW”.


2019 Crew Positions

SPRING Sailing Crew (March/April – July)

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all deck positions (1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Cook, Engineer, Bos’un, Deckhand, Educator/Deckhand, and Trainees) for the Spring 2019 season.

You will be working with a crew of 10-18 people (some volunteers) delivering Clearwater’s education program to 4th-12th graders as well as occasional programs for adults.

Applicants with prior educational/sailing experience are preferred.

Applicants should have strong communication skills, an active interest in education and an ability to work/live in a close knit community. 

All crew are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Compensation includes room and board.

See detailed job descriptions here:

Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to:


Maija Liisa Niemistö

Education Director

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc
724 Wolcott Ave
Beacon, NY  12508
845-265-8080 x7115

More Jobs

The North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Georgetown, SC, is seeking an Education Specialist to work with K-12 and adult audiences on a variety of outreach programming focusing on estuaries, watersheds, and water quality.

The Specialist will work with the Reserve’s Education Coordinator to plan and conduct activities on and off site and assist with duties at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, a joint-use facility shared with the NIWB NERR and the Baruch Foundation. This is a full-time, grant funded position with health insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits provided.


Interested applicants must apply electronically through the University of South Carolina’s job website,  

Applicants are required to attach a letter of interest outlining qualifications for the position, a resume, and names and contact information for at least three references; materials cannot be accepted via email. 

Specific questions regarding this position can be directed to Beth Thomas,


Thank you,



Beth Thomas

Education Coordinator

North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

22 Hobcaw Road

Georgetown, SC  29440


Office: 843.904.9016


NYSMEA Address:

Lisa Breslof/NYSMEA

Dept. Of Education

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192

NYSMEA Phone: Lisa Breslof at 212.769.5169

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