Job Title: Discovery Leader

Reports To: Executive Director

Position Type: Part-Time/Seasonal (15-30 hours per week)

About Waterfront Education

 Waterfront Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing unique hands-on STEM and STEAM enrichment programs for students on the water. We believe in fostering ocean stewardship by encouraging meaningful connections with the ocean. Our educational programs provide an ocean-based interactive, supportive, and engaging learning environment. Through our programs, our students may truly connect with the ocean, developing a life-long passion and commitment to its protection and preservation. By including underserved students, all have opportunities for the community engagement, environmental stewardship, personal growth, and empowerment that our programs offer.

Job Description

The Discovery Leaders are the essential team of educators at Waterfront Education. Discovery Leaders implement engaging hands-on Waterfront Education curriculum in the subjects of STEM, marine science, conservation and outdoor adventure to students. They are knowledgeable of Waterfront Education programming and serve as ambassadors for Waterfront Education when dealing with constituents. They exhibit a strong culture of safety, environmental stewardship, and customer service and operate with a high degree of awareness and knowledge related to assigned responsibilities. This position will provide field experience and requires energy and passion. This position is most ideally suited for a working professional who is interested in a career in informal outdoor education and marine science.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with other Waterfront Education Discovery Leaders and the Executive Director to implement curriculum on and off the water.

  • Provide leadership to students and assist in overseeing Assistant Educators.

  • Develop curriculum in the subjects of biology, ecology, marine science, conservation, outdoor adventure etc. for students in grades K-8.  

  • Maintain campus and offsite safety at all times.

  • Exhibit comfort, experience and skill when working with children between the ages of four and fifteen.

  • Implement Waterfront Education Emergency Action Plan, as needed. 

  • Assist in inventory and maintenance of watercraft, water sports equipment and gear.

  • Assist in classroom inventory, maintenance and cleanliness.

  • Minimal conflicting commitments including travel, work or other leave of absence during the school semester.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • BA or BS in Marine Science, Biology, Oceanography or a related science desirable.

  • Experience and comfort working with elementary and middle school students.

  • Ability to develop relevant and effective curriculum.

  • First Aid and CPR/AED Certification (Youth and Adults).

  • Valid Driver’s License & your own transportation.  

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in leading student-centered and inquiry-based programming.

  • Skills and instructional experience in swimming, kayaking, sailing, paddle craft boating, angling, snorkeling and/or other marine activities.

  • Current or previous Lifeguard Certification

  • Effective skills in written and verbal communications, problem solving and decision making.

  • Strong team player and excellent motivator.

 To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and current resume or C/V to emily.parker@waterfronteducation.org