Login Register
Home » Jobs » Educator Deckhand

Los Angeles Maritime Institute

  • Berth 78, San Pedro, CA
  • lamitopsail.org

Contact the employer

Make sure to include valid contact details when reaching out to an employer.

Email Me Jobs Like These

Create a job alert now and get notified when new jobs are posted.

Alert Frequency

Apply by Apr 20, 2022

Educator Deckhand


min experience

salary range

$0 - $1000 / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Current Job Opening: Educator and Deckhand

Aboard Los Angeles Maritime Institute vessels: American Pride, Exy Johnson, Irving Johnson. Located in Los Angeles and Long Beach. 

Our Crew members have a job that is constantly evolving. We get to help the world develop a closer relationship with the ocean, through the course of our discovery based school sails, wacky adventures during summer camps, and all sorts of other public and private events. 

Crew are called on to learn a wide range of skills to help run our ships, interact with the public as ambassadors of maritime excitement, and help our students to grow throughout their time with us.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, Education, or related field
  • Experience or desire to work in outdoor education, sail training, or informal education
  • Experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel 
  • First Aid/CPR, Lifeguard Certification  


Contracted Position of 6 month. Summer Positions also available. The position includes many aspects that vary depending on the season and programming but will include:

  • Living and working aboard a tall ship. Including shipboard maintenance: sanding, varnishing, painting, cleaning, replacing rigging, and decking.
  • Carrying out voyaging programs as a watch officer and camp counselor, including snorkeling, hiking, swimming, cooking, playing games with students, teaching navigation, climbing.
  • Teaching during 3-5 hr educational sails. Lessons include sail handling, water chemistry, ocean plastic pollution, mechanical advantage, knots, maritime history, and physics of sailing. 
  • Being a leader and role model during programming. It is our expectation that staff members maintain a professional attitude, work as a member of a team, enjoy working in an outdoor setting, and assist in creating a positive caring environment for all of our participants. 

The schedules of the vessels vary greatly. Offering a dynamic program, of single day experiences and residential programs, we strive to reach all youth in new and innovative programming models. Please expect to work a varying schedule that includes weekends and some holidays. 


A combination of wages and a scholarship stipend of $978 per month. Room and Board are provided, aboard one of our tall ships.

Please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: 

Los Angeles Maritime Institute c/o Jeff Dwyer

Call 310.833.6055 or email [email protected]g

Related Jobs

all about us

About Adventure Job Board

We have worked and lived in some of the best places on earth. The experiences that come with seasonal and full time work in adventurous settings are life changing to say the least. We built this job board to share those opportunities with passionate job seekers while connecting employers to the best possible candidates.

More about us

Give us a shoutout

Contact Us

Have a question about a job or a place? Need a little extra encouragement? Know of a great place that we haven’t discovered yet? Send us an email, tag us with #AdventureJobBoard on Social, or release the courier pigeons. Contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Contact us now

You’ve got email

Newsletter Signup

Please sign up here to receive a newsletter listing all our latest jobs, offers and updates.

    communitY dedicated to jobs in great places

    Fueled by a passion to help people redefine how they see their careers

    © 2016 - 2022 Adventure Job Bord - All rights reserved.