14-Nov-17 10:58 PM
Company / Organization: Sail aboard Adventuress, Puget Sound’s Environmental Tall Ship
City: Salish Sea/Washington/ United States
Application Deadline: 17-Nov-17
Description:Overview of organization: Sound Experience is a non-profit Puget Sound-based environmental and youth leadership organization that uniquely delivers its programs on the 133’ historic wooden schooner Adventuress. On day and overnight programs, Sound Experience serves over 3,000 people each year, inspiring in them greater understanding of the complexity of our marine ecological systems and stronger commitment to stewardship of a healthy Sound. Our mission:  Sound Experience sails the historic schooner Adventuress to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community that works to improve our marine environment and celebrates our maritime heritage.

Requirements:Position Qualifications: Requirements: Must be able to have prior to season start: a basic CPR and First Aid training, a WA State Food Handler’s permit, pass a drug test, and submit to a background check.  Desired Qualifications: Competencies in teaching/facilitating educational programs, specifically environmental education, marine biology, and experiential education. Background/education in sciences, recreation, and/or history. Ideal candidates will have B.A./B.S  or teaching certificate. Sailing/boating experience a plus, but not required.

Position Responsibilities: The Educator/Deckhand position delivers the Sound Experience education curriculum and helps to facilitate the experiential models of education aboard Adventuress. Teaching stations can include plankton, marine life, ocean acidification, marine debris, navigation, and sail handling, among others. Educator/Deckhands should have experience relevant to facilitating excellence in environmental education for youth and adults, be enthusiast, self-motivated and mission-oriented.

Please see  for complete job descriptions, requirements and to apply via our online Crew Application Portal.


Dates of employment: We are accepting applications for the 2018 sailing season.  Full-time seasonal positions include:  Season 1 (April 1 – July 22) AND Season 2 (July 22-mid-October (TBD)).  We are also accepting volunteer season-long and month-long interns for both of the sailing seasons.  Positions are “live-aboard” (shipboard room and board is provided)

Application procedures and deadlines: For details on how to apply please visit: . Be sure to check out all of our available positions!

Applications preferred by November 17, 2017 for consideration for 2018 positions. We will, however, continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.


Contact:  Amy Kovacs



Point of Contact: Amy Kovacs