Assistant Trip Director with Common Tides

Common Tides
St. Thomas, VI
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes U.S. Government Background Check
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Heavy Travel

Job Description
Assistant Trip Director Seasonal Position • Virgin Islands • July 1 – July 31

Common Tides is looking for an Assistant Trip Director who has a strong knowledge base of sailing prowess, marine sciences, and a contagious teaching energy. You must be motivated, able to work within a team as well as on your own and have proven skills working with children and adults. Assistant Trip Director is responsible for implementing and overseeing an active, hands-on, experientially- oriented program including physically demanding work, such as sailing, snorkeling, cooking, and some heavy lifting. You will be required to have your own snorkeling gear. This is a high energy program where staff spend long days working and teaching in a unique environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Follow Common Tides curriculum both on and off the water

 Help organize school groups and students for trips on Common Tides

 Work closely with the Trip Director, Captain, and Interns to plan, develop, and implement lesson plans

 Use your time constructively and be prepared to fill class time when program plans change

 Assist in training of all interns in marine science and sailing program

 Observe, give assistance, and provide teaching feedback to interns

 In charge of all grocery purchases and errand runs while aiding interns in their cooking duties on board

 Be prepared to teach a variety of programs to students of all ages

 Provide leadership and motivation to students and interns as well as assist interns when teaching

 Conduct yourself in the highest standards

 Help maintain sailing vessel

 Help implement Common Tide’s safety plan, maintain vessel, and offsite safety at all times

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

 Strong sailing background

 Prefer a BA or BS in Marine Science, Biology, Oceanography or a related science or Teacher Certification

 ARC Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid or ability to obtain such

 Proven ability to effectively manage and organize students and adult volunteers

 Strong communication, decision making, logistical, and organizational skills

 Able to pass a Government background check

 Must be in physical condition that allows for participation of all duties

 Ability to live and work in close quarters on a 40 foot Catamaran

 No conflicting commitments including travel, work, or other leave of absence during the program dates, July 1– July 31

 Strong desire to change the world for the better through education and action!

About Common Tides: Our

Compensation: $100/week plus flight stipend and room and board.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to:
Mike Smith; and/or Katie Dyal;

Employer Contact Information
Common Tides
Mike Smith
8 Driscoll St.
Peabody MA 01960
United States

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