Jobs: Program Coordinator (AmeriCorps Program)

Schedule: Rolling


The Program Coordinator aboard Roseway is a year-long commitment to the Deckhand Educator AmeriCorps Program that provides a practicum in sail training, teaching at sea, and community-building with youth. As an AmeriCorps volunteer working and living aboard the historic Schooner Roseway, crew members receive exceptional benefits, along with making an impactful contribution to the world. The goal of this program is to train and support excellent maritime educators and role models for World Ocean School’s student programs aboard the Schooner Roseway. Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will play a key role in the daily execution of World Ocean School programming aboard the schooner Roseway. The position demands a willingness to be a teacher and a crew member, excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to make independent decisions as well as follow orders, lead their fellow crew members, and a strong commitment to the safety of the vessel, the students, and the crew. This individual will be responsible for many (if not all) facets of the Deckhand Educator role, as well.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete our application. If accepted, you will be required to have a drug test, background check, medical exam with physician's signature, a valid passport, and a Transportation Workers Identity Card (TWIC).

NOTE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates available to begin during the next three months should submit an application. World Ocean School staff will keep qualified candidates on file to meet future hiring needs.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Commitment to execution and follow through
  • Flexible and able to adapt to possible opportunities
  • Willingness to include and teach students in all areas of job
  • Decisive, but also committed to participating as part of a team
  • Mature well-grounded sense of personal ethics, evident in the individual’s integrity, fairness, and openness—upholding the highest standards in public and personal relations
  • Capable of representing the World Ocean School favorably
  • Serve as an active deckhand and crew member when the vessel is at sea and in port, standing watches and participating in the general operation of the ship
  • Serve as instructor to students both on shore and at sea
  • Organize and implement crew training in the education lessons, as well as hold crew accountable for their teaching preparation and execution
  • Serve as a liaison between the ship and the home office
  • Keep up to date the education curriculum and suggest areas of improvement and development
  • Oversee the evaluation of programs on the ship and organize the paperwork for programs
  • Communicate with teachers and program leaders on site for scheduling and other details
  • Manage a crew watch and educate students in seamanship and other areas of experiential learning as they arise
  • Advise, oversee, and serve as role model for students both on shore and at sea
More information:

Please reach out to Vice President and Director of Operations, Steve Kirk, and Program Manager, Cara James for more information at and