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Sultana Projects is dedicated to teaching students of all ages about the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. The organization has a full-time, year-round staff of seven and a seasonal staff (March - November) of up to 16. Sultana Projects prides itself on providing a challenging, fun and rewarding work environment, where employees have an opportunity to grow and develop their professional skills.

 

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Office/Administrative Positions

Seasonal Educational Staff - Schooner Sultana
Seasonal Educational Staff - Paddling Programs


 

Office/Administrative Positions

 

None available at this time.

 

Seasonal Educational Staff on the Schooner Sultana

 

Second Captain

Sultana Projects is seeking a Second Captain for its 2013 sailing season. This position is being created to allow the Executive Captain additional time to work on several one-time, long-term administrative and maintenance projects related to the operation of SULTANA.   The Second Captain position is envisioned as a medium-term position beginning in the spring of 2013 and lasting through the end of November 2013.   There is a fair amount of flexibility for this position, including the number of days worked.  Interested Captains with flexible work schedules are encouraged to contact Sultana Projects to discuss options unique to their situation.

 

Working under the direction of the Executive Captain, the Second Captain will be responsible for the USCG compliant operation of the schooner SULTANA and the implementation of the vessel’s educational programs.  The vessel will operate with both the Executive Captain and Second Captain taking responsibility for portions of SULTANA’s operating calendar.  It is anticipated that the Second Captain will operate the vessel approximately 60% of the time, or on average four days each week.   When not operating SULTANA, the Second Captain will assist with planning and administrative duties related to the operations of Sultana Projects.

 

Applicants for this position must hold a valid USCG Masters license for inland waters of no less than 50 tons, an Auxiliary Sail Endorsement and a valid FCC marine radio operator’s permit.  Broader licenses are preferred.  The applicant should have extensive sailing experience on larger historic sailing vessels.    Previous work in shipboard education preferred.  The applicant should be familiar with engine maintenance as well as general wooden vessel and rig maintenance.  Excellent crew management and interpersonal skills are essential.

 

 

Chief Mate on Sultana

The schooner SULTANA is currently seeking a Chief Mate for its 2013 sailing season. Employment for this position begins in late February and can continue through mid-August or, ideally, through the end of the season in November. During the 2013 season, SULTANA will travel the full length of the Chesapeake Bay, visiting numerous ports in both Maryland and Virginia. SULTANA will work with over 4,500 students and teachers doing educational day sails as well as week long live aboard programs. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and prior educational/sailing experience are preferred. A minimum 50 ton Inland license is required. Applicants should have strong communication skills and an active interest in education. Crew members work 5-day weeks, receive competitive compensation and are provided with a private bunk on board the schooner as well as space in SULTANA’s crew apartment in downtown Chestertown, Maryland.

 

Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Captain Tanya Banks Christensen at tbc@sultanaprojects.org  / 410-778-5954.

 

Deckhand Educator (Fall Season)

The schooner SULTANA is currently seeking Deckhand/Educators for its fall 2013 sailing season. Employment for these positions begins in August and continues through mid-November. During the 2013 season, SULTANA will travel the full length of the Chesapeake Bay, visiting numerous ports in both Maryland and Virginia. SULTANA will work with over 4,500 students and teachers doing educational day sails as well as week long live aboard programs. 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. Crew members work 5-day weeks, receive competitive compensation and are provided with a private bunk on board the schooner as well as space in SULTANA’s crew apartment in downtown Chestertown, Maryland.

 

Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Captain Tanya Banks Christensen at tbc@sultanaprojects.org  / 410-778-5954.


 

Seasonal Educational Staff for Paddling Programs

 

Paddle Trip Assistant May 6-17, 2013

Sultana Projects is currently seeking a qualified individual to assist with kayak and canoe trips for two weeks in May; between May 6 and 17, 2013.  This person will work closely with the Program Director to help lead day programs for middle school & high school students that take place on tidal tributaries of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 

 

Applicants should be reasonably fit in order to help with the loading and unloading of canoes and kayaks and have significant paddling expertise.  Additional consideration will be granted to anyone with  experience working with children.  Familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem would also be a plus.  CPR, First Aid, and lifeguarding certifications are preferred.  This position begins on Monday, May 6, 2013 and runs through Friday, May 17, 2013.

 

To apply for this position, please contact:

John Mann
Director of Educational Programs
105 South Cross Street.
PO Box 524
Chestertown, MD 21620
jmann@sultanaprojects.org 
410-778-5954

 

 

 

 

 

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