Employment

The Sultana Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students of all ages about the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay.  The organization has a full-time staff of seven and a seasonal program staff (March – November) of up to 16.   The Sultana Education Foundation prides itself on providing a challenging, fun, and rewarding work environment where employees have an opportunity to grow and develop their professional skills.  Current job listings are posted below and opportunities are always available to volunteer.

Please note: Crew positions on the schooner SULTANA are generally posted here in November/December and June.   Seasonal paddling staff positions are generally posted in January.

Available Positions:

PADDLING PROGRAM STAFF

Director of Paddling Programs (posted 11/21/18)

The Sultana Education Foundation (SEF) is seeking a Director of Paddling Programs to oversee all of the organization’s canoe and kayak based educational programs.  This is a full-time, year-round position eligible for health care and retirement benefits.  The start date for this position can be any time through April of 2019.

A member of the Sultana Education Foundation’s senior staff, the Director of Paddling Programs is responsible for overseeing all of the canoe and kayak programs implemented by the organization as well as hiring and managing a staff of up to six seasonal employees dedicated to the organization’s Paddling Programs. These programs include day trips for school groups, public paddles, week-long overnight programs for children and adults, and week-long paddling summer camps.  During the paddling off-season (November – April), the Director will serve as an educator for land-based programs at the Holt Education Center and Lawrence Wetlands Preserve.

Apply by email with a cover letter and resume with references to SEF Vice President Chris Cerino at ccerino@sultanaeducation.org.

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Assistant Director of Paddling Programs (posted 11/21/18)

The Sultana Education Foundation (SEF) is seeking an Assistant Director of Paddling Programs who will serve as a co-leader for SEF’s canoe and kayak based educational programs.   This is a full-time, seasonal position running from April 22 – November 2, 2019.   Staff housing is provided by SEF for the duration of employment.

Working under the direction of the Sultana Education Foundation’s Director of Paddling Programs, the Assistant Paddling Director (APD) is responsible for co-leading canoe and kayak programs with local school groups during the late spring (May to mid-June) and early fall (September/October), and leading multiple day canoe and kayak trips in the summer months (mid-June to August) with the assistants of two additional Summer Paddling Staff.

Apply by email with a cover letter and resume with references to SEF Paddling Director John Mann at jmann@sultanaeducation.org.

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Paddling Program Associate (posted 11/21/18)

The Sultana Education Foundation is seeking a Paddling Program Associate to assist with the implementation of its canoe and kayak based educational programs. This is a full-time, seasonal position running from April 22 – November 2, 2019.   Staff housing is provided by SEF for the duration of employment.

Working under the direction of SEF’s Director and Assistant Director of Paddling Programs, the Paddling Program Associate assists in providing canoe and kayak-based educational programs for local school groups during the late spring (May to mid-June) and early fall (September/October), and assists multiple day canoe and kayak trips in the summer months (mid-June to August).

Apply by email with a cover letter and resume with references to SEF Paddling Director John Mann at jmann@sultanaeducation.org.

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ONBOARD THE SCHOONER SULTANA

2019 Education Director on the Schooner SULTANA (posted 11/1/18)

SULTANA is seeking an onboard Education Director for the 2019 season. Next season SULTANA will travel the Chesapeake Bay, visiting ports in Maryland and Virginia. Each year we work with over 4,500 students doing educational day sails as well as 3-8 day live aboard programs.

In addition to being an active member of the crew, the Education Director is responsible for the daily implementation of our award winning educational program onboard the vessel.

Employment for this position begins in March and continues through November.  Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and prior educational/sailing experience are preferred. Applicants must have strong communication skills and an active interest in education. Crewmembers often work 5-day weeks, receive competitive compensation and are provided with a private bunk onboard the ship as well as space in SULTANA’s new crew apartment in Chestertown, MD.

Apply by email with a resume and cover letter with references to Captain Michael Fiorentino.mfiorentino@sultanaeducation.org

2019 Deckhands on the Schooner SULTANA (posted 11/1/18)

SULTANA is seeking Deckhand/Educators for the 2019 season. Next season SULTANA will travel the Chesapeake Bay, visiting ports in Maryland and Virginia. Each year we work with over 4,500 students doing educational day sails as well as 3-8 day live aboard programs.

Employment for these positions begins in March and continues through November. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and prior educational/sailing experience are preferred. Applicants must have strong communication skills and an active interest in education. Crewmembers often work 5-day weeks, receive competitive compensation and are provided with a private bunk onboard the ship as well as space in SULTANA’s new crew apartment in Chestertown, Maryland.

Apply by email with a resume and cover letter with references to Captain Michael Fiorentino.mfiorentino@sultanaeducation.org

2019 Cook on the Schooner SULTANA (posted 11/1/18)

SULTANA is seeking a Cook for the 2019 season. Next season SULTANA will travel the Chesapeake Bay, visiting ports in Maryland and Virginia. Each year we work with over 4,500 students doing educational day sails as well as 3-8 day live aboard programs.

In addition to being an active member of the crew, the Cook is responsible for maintaining a clean and well-organized galley. During the spring and fall the Cook is only providing meals for the crew. During the summer the Cook provides meals to 16-20 people.

Employment for this position begins in March and continues through November. Shorter terms are also available. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and prior educational/sailing experience are preferred. Applicants should have strong communication skills and an active interest in education. Crewmembers often work 5-day weeks, receive competitive compensation and are provided with a private bunk onboard the ship as well as space in SULTANA’s new crew apartment in Chestertown, MD

Apply by email with a resume and cover letter with references to Captain Michael Fiorentino.mfiorentino@sultanaeducation.org