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Part-time Instructor Sea Term Deck Training Instructor

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Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
Part Time

Part-time Instructor

Sea Term Deck Training Instructor

Posting:    November 2022

Deadline for application:  Application Review begins 19 November; open until filled.

Position begins:  03 January 2023


Please note that this is a non-benefitted, temporary/contract position


The Training Ship Kennedy offers a unique opportunity to sail a training cruise with cadets during Sea Term 2023 from January 3 to February 19.  Following a week of alongside training, TS Kennedy departs Buzzards Bay on January 8th to support the teaching and training of freshmen, sophomore, and senior cadets in navigation and seamanship training. All personnel aboard the ship will be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine and one booster; the Academy will provide a vaccine for any successful applicant who is not otherwise vaccinated. All sailing aboard TS Kennedy must hold a T.W.I.C. card; the Academy will assist in the attainment of the credential for those who are eligible, but do not hold a current T.W.I.C.  Anticipated port calls are Barbados, Aruba, St. Thomas and Fort Lauderdale.


The successful candidate will teach cadets seamanship, shipboard safety and emergency preparedness, navigation, watchstanding, and pollution awareness aboard the TS Kennedy.  Training is conducted six days a week (Sundays off) during daytime hours.  Schedule requires flexibility in both training sessions and subject matter.  Actual subjects will be assigned based on experience.  



  • 2 Mate Unlimited Gross Ton, USCG MMC with valid Medical Certificate and time sailing on an unlimited license required. 
  • Management level MMC and demonstrated effective teaching experience preferred. 
  • Must be comfortable independently instructing groups of no more than 20 students.
  • The ideal candidate enjoys mentoring and working with young people.



Additional duties may be assigned as necessary. All chosen applicants will required to interview for

the position.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Job Location
101 Academy Drive
Buzzard Bay, MA, 02532
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