PROTECT THE OCEAN...
AS CAPTAIN OF ROZALIA PROJECT’S TRASH-HUNTING OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH VESSEL, THE 60’ CUTTER RIGGED SLOOP AND RECORD BREAKING CIRCUMNAVIGATOR, AMERICAN PROMISE.
July 2022:: Rozalia Project invites applications for ReliefCaptain for one week (8/3-8/9)..
Rozalia Project is a non-profit organization who leads expeditions aboard our 60’ Sailing Oceanographic Sailing Vessel, American Promise. Based out of Portland, Maine in the winter Kittery, Maine in the summer, our Expeditions are a combination of marine debris cleanups, solutions based science research and education. Our 2022 season will take us as far south as Boston and northeast throughout the Gulf of Maine in the Northern Atlantic Ocean.
The position is for one week of full-time work in coastal waters. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sailing as master of Rozalia Project’s Research Vessel, American Promise with all ancillary duties. Including but not limited to boat repair and maintenance, sailing, trip planning, navigation, daily safety checks of vessel, maintaining fuel and ship logs, sail training with onboard volunteers, tender operations and assisting program leaders with other mission related activities. There is opportunity to participate in cleanups, education and other mission related activities.
Experience handling, managing and overseeing the safety and operations of a vessel similar to American Promise
Experience with a diesel engine and boat systems including navigation equipment, electronics, plumbing, a windlass and sail handling systems similar to those on American Promise (details will be provided)
A valid 50 GRT Master Near Coastal with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement) minimum
FCC Marine Radio Operator’s License
Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated management and project administration experience
Minimum of three years practical experience in education at sea or sail training
Must have a passion for Rozalia Projects mission with excellent communication, interpersonal and administrative skills
Familiar with research vessel or sailing school vessel operations
The ability to multitask effectively, be flexible and innovative, and work non-traditional hours to support ships operating in remote locations
A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, staff, volunteers and outside agencies
The ability to travel or go to sea for extended periods
• A valid 100 GRT Ocean Master with Auxiliary Sail (national endorsement)
• Experience as ship master and overseeing or managing staff and/or volunteers
• Familiar with oceanographic sampling techniques
Salary commensurate with experience.
A review of applications will commence ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit electronic copies of a cover letter, current resume, USCG credentials, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references. Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about this position may also be sent to this address.
About Rozalia Project:
Rozalia Project (www.rozaliaproject.org) is a non profit whose mission is to clean and protect the ocean and conserve healthy and thriving marine ecosystems. We are tackling the problem of marine debris through restoration (cleanups), education, solutions based research and technology aboard the greenest research vessel in the world, American Promise . Our volunteers aboard are made up of people from a variety of cultural, academic and geographic backgrounds, ages 18-71 (so far) all with a unifying mission to protect and clean our oceans.
Rozalia Project is an equal opportunity employer and committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization with the goal to create a professional community which is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.