Echo Hill Outdoor School, located on Maryland’s eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, is seeking a full time Captain/Educator. Our captains rotate through four historic wooden Chesapeake Bay vessels; a skipjack, a buyboat, and two deadrise workboats. The position provides opportunities beyond the scope of a traditional Captain. Echo Hill's outdoor classes, and residential programs are grounded in our desire to have students live and learn closely with nature. You will take an active role in providing students with positive experiences in the outdoors that are exciting, interesting, and fun.
During the school year, classes are taught aboard the workboats with 12-15 students about Bay ecology, water quality, and the variety of life that exists in the Bay and its surroundings. Tools such as otter trawl nets, plankton tows, Secchi disks, and crab and eel pots help achieve these goals. In summer, the skipjack and buyboat are used to lead 5-day overnight excursions for up to 6 students who live aboard with up to 3 crew, exploring and discovering the Bay and its tributaries.
Shoreside housing and meals are provided during the program year.
Applicants must possess a minimum USCG license of 25 Ton, Inland. Previous experiential education or leadership training experience is preferred.
More information about Echo Hill Outdoor School is available at our website, www.ehos.org
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