New York State 

Marine Education Association


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Dean Watanabe

Curator of Education

Wildlife Conservation Society-New York Aquarium

office:  +1 (718) 265-3453



Education volunteer opportunities available at the New York AquariumEducation Volunteers engage and educate aquarium guests in a variety of ways. Whether they are connecting people to animals and nature at the park's touch pool, exploring conservation stories through interpretation at exhibits, or taking on active roles in conservation by assisting with campaigns- education volunteers are vital to the Wildlife Conservation Society's mission to save wildlife and wild places worldwide.

For a complete listing of marine-related volunteer opportunities in New York, visit our Internships and Volunteering page

Part-time Seasonal PositionMaritime Associate 

The Waterfront Alliance is an alliance of more than 950 organizations with ties to our regional waterways. Together we are working to transform the waters of the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterfront into clean and accessible places to live, work, and play, with inviting parks, dependable jobs, and reliable, eco-friendly transportation for all. Our mission is to protect, transform, and revitalize our harbor and waterfront.

We seek a part-time maritime associate for outreach and programming coordination for our City of Water Day festival, DockNYC, Community Eco Dock, and Harbor Camp programs.

Working closely with the director of education and outreach, the maritime associate will be responsible for developing program content and engaging partners under the guidance of senior staff, being an onsite coordinator for waterfront programs, and keeping program records. Work will take place both outside the office at locations throughout the five boroughs and at the office. Some weekend work days are required.

The part-time temporary position will run between April 2017 and August 2017 and requires an average of 20 hours per week. The position pays $20 per hour and does not come with benefits.


  • Working closely with the director of education and outreach, determine public and school group programming on and near the water at various access points throughout New York City
  • Recruit maritime and education providers to provide programming
  • Assist with City of Water Day festival, including maritime programming and assisting dock-side boating operations
  • Coordinate community members/local organizations, vessel operators, and dock managers to facilitate use of docks
  • Be present at scheduled trips and programs to ensure access
  • Distribute flyers and other information on upcoming events and boating opportunities
  • Plan and coordinate event logistics, and mange logistics on site, including delivery of tables, and temporary restroom rental if necessary
  • Perform outreach to local businesses, restaurants, etc. to determine interest in partnerships and sponsorships for local programs


  • Experience in maritime or environmental programming, event production, and/or equivalent educational background 
  • Comfortable working outdoors and available for regular on-site presence at waterfront locations throughout New York City
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to prioritize competing tasks 
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents with a positive and customer service approach 
  • Ability to handle occasional stressful situations with professionalism and courtesy 
  • Boating experience is preferred, but not necessary
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) for program development and record keeping in our office

To Apply:

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to: with the subject line “Maritime Associate.” Position open until filled. 

Project Oceanology

1084 Shennecossett Rd,

Groton, CT 06420


About the Organization
Project Oceanology's mission since 1972 has been to nurture enthusiasm for science and for our planet's
marine environment from our waterfront facilities on Long Island Sound in Groton. As a year round,
marine science and environmental education organization operated by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association
of boards of education, colleges and other educational institutions, Project O has pioneered a hands-on,
inquiry oriented approach to science through programs meeting state education standards. Using our
research vessels, skiffs, oceanographic equipment, and marine laboratories, Project O leads more than
25,000 students and adults annually as they learn about the ocean, estuaries, rivers and marine life
through firsthand, on-the-water science-rich experiences in the surrounding waters of Long Island
Sound, Fishers Island Sound and the Thames River.
Marine Science Educator
Project Oceanology seeks in a Marine Science Educator an innovative, experienced and dedicated
educator to contribute to curriculum revision and deliver inspiring marine science and environmental
education programs for elementary through high school students, college students, summer camp
participants, and the general public. The Marine Science Educator will contribute to the expansion of
programs, the revision and integration of Project Oceanology’s activities into local school curricula, and
marine research supported directly or indirectly by Project Oceanology. Successful candidates will have
the passion and energy necessary to implement strategic planning goals that will help define the
evolution of Project Oceanology’s services to meet our 21st Century learners’ needs.
The Marine Science Educator will report to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Applicants
should have knowledge of marine science and broad interest in oceans, including coastal ecosystems,
fisheries resources, human interactions and management issues. Delivery of marine science programs
aboard research vessels, on shoreline programs, in marine laboratories, and in classrooms will constitute
the majority of the job assignment. Considerable physical stamina is required to work aboard vessels
and outdoors for long periods, including during inclement weather. The position requires a team player
with knowledge of science pedagogy, sound judgment, independence, initiative, maturity, and excellent
observation and communication skills. Hours are flexible and varied, including some evenings and
Education, Experience and Training:
● Minimum BA or BS degree required.
● Advanced degree in biology, marine biology, or environmental science preferred.
● Formal or informal education experience at the elementary, secondary, or college level required.
● Next Generation Science Standards and Ocean Literacy Principle knowledge is highly desirable.
● Outdoor and/or marine science education program experience highly desirable.
● Experience using oceanographic equipment in educational environment highly desirable.
● Proficiency with Gmail/Google suite, MS Word, MS Excel required.
● First Aid/CPR and lifeguard certifications, or ability to obtain those certifications.
● USCG OUPV license or higher, or ability to obtain license if not currently licensed.
Full time, seasonal and part time positions are available. Applications should include a cover letter,
resume, employment application (located at, and one recent
letter of reference. Send applications to If selected for an interview,
applicants for full time positions will be required to submit transcripts. Applicants will be required to
submit to background checks as required by law.
Successful candidates may be offered the position of Resident Supervisor to reside in the on-site
apartment when residential camps are in session.
Project Oceanology is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to attracting and retaining a talented
and diverse workforce. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry,
pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, disability, or a

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New York City Parks & Recreation Marine Maintenance Mechanic 

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Location: World’s Fair Marina, Queens, NY


  • Under general supervision of Senior Management, direct and perform repair and maintenance operations of agency vessel fleet as well as vessels belonging to marina customers on a work-order issued basis.
  • Repair, overhaul and maintain diesel and gasoline engines, fuel and bilge systems, marine electrical systems, water cooling systems, heat exchangers and related marine equipment.
  • Dismantle and rebuild marine generators and transmissions; align engines to shafts; install shafts, propellers, mufflers, cutlass bearings, steering and morse control cables; adjust throttles and governors; repair bilge, fire and gasoline driven pumps.
  • Schedule and conduct seasonal haul-out, bottom-washing and painting, blocking in boatyard, winterizing of vessel engines and fresh water systems and commissioning and launching of agency and customer vessels.
  • Operate agency vessel fleet to determine service needs and maintenance requirements; conduct operational test runs during and after completion of repairs and make required adjustments.
  • Operate, service and repair forklift, mobile boat hoist and vessel trailers; maintain interior and exterior appearance of vessels.
  • Keep records and prepare reports tracking all maintenance, servicing, repair work and parts used.
  • Track “in-service” hours of each piece of marine equipment to ensure proper servicing of equipment; direct proper care, storage and use of fuel.
  • Ensure adequate supply of proper parts is maintained in stockrooms; initiate purchase of parts and equipment.
  • Contact vendors to ensure that parts, materials and equipment are made to specifications and will be delivered on time; maintain, repair and safeguard assigned equipment.
  • Enforce safety precautions; ensure observance of agency site regulations and rules on housekeeping, conduct and safety.
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently to Senior Management on any issues related to site operations.

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POST DATE: 03/24/17 POST UNTIL: 04/21/17 

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