Educator- Wooden Boat Building

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Saint Michaels, MD


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the Chesapeake Bay. As an educational institution, the staff will carry out CBMM’s Mission and Values as well as work individually and collaboratively to engage the public with access to our collections, programs, and resources.

CBMM seeks an Shipyard Educator with experience in wooden boat building and/or similar Career Technology Education (CTE) field with at least three years of teaching, program design, and/or curriculum development experience for our Rising Tide Program.

Rising Tide teaches students basic boat-building skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. The program works to inspire participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate mentorships that provide guidance and support. Students of the program will be encouraged to become more academically prepared to achieve long-term success, whether on a college track or vocational emphasis, having gained skills in mathematics, engineering, team building, and project management.

Organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills are essential, with excellent oral communication skills for interaction and program promotion to CBMM visitors and the general public. Preference given for candidates with knowledge and interest in historic Chesapeake Bay craft and the traditional skills and techniques used in their construction, as well as environmental, arts, and or history education . Lifeguard, kayak instructor, and/or sailing instructor certification a plus.

Comfort in the safe use of hand and power tools. Must be able to pass a criminal background check for working with youth and earn CPR/First Aid/AED certification.

Dependent upon experience, compensation for this full-time, non-exempt position will range from $31-$38K annually.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $31,000.00 to $38,000.00 /year


  • Boat Building or Other Career Technology Education: 3 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)