The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Port Isobel East Captain/Educator in the Education Department to be based at our island environmental education center on Port Isobel, located next to Tangier Island, VA.
The Port Isobel Education Center is a 250-acre island that is situated in the heart of the Tangier Island archipelago. The island showcases a variety of estuarine habitats such as: marshes, a pine forest, and a ¼ mile beach. The program is focused on understanding the delicate relationship between the ecosystem and the watermen’s’ community of Tangier. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Captain, Program Manager, and Assistant Manager. All program staff serve as co-educators who plan and facilitate the field experiences for students. Using a 50-ft USCG inspected vessel, canoes, and the surrounding marshes, the participants explore various ecosystems, examine plant and animal species, analyze water quality, and discuss the socio-economic issues facing residents of the Bay watershed and the local watermen communities. The Port Isobel Captain is responsible for maintaining the USCG inspected vessel and providing educational experiences for participants that includes activities such as setting crab pots, dredging for oysters, and scraping the nearby underwater grass meadows. During the fall and spring seasons, the Port Isobel Center staff typically lead 3-day/2-night field programs for students. In the summer, and occasionally during the rest of the year, the center hosts a variety of trip participants including adult groups, teacher groups, and student leadership programs. Housing is provided and the captain must live on-site for education programming during the Spring, Summer, and Fall field program seasons. The centers are winterized from December – February and no housing is provided during that time.
Please see job announcement for full details: https://www.cbf.org/about-cbf/jobs-internships/jobs/port-isobel-east.html