The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals. Learn about currently available opportunities for full-time careers, seasonal employment, internships, and service positions with the Coalition.

Onset Bay Center seasonal positions


Boat Captain

The Boat Captain is responsible for the safe operation of the 27-foot R/V Buzzards Baykeeper. The boat, which docks at a slip in Fairhaven, is used as a platform to take water
quality samples around the Bay and to provide support for Buzzards Bay Coalition outreach programs. This part-time position reports to the Science Director and works closely with the Director of Monitoring Programs and the Onset Bay Center Program Manager. The Boat Captain’s schedule will be approximately 15-25 hours/week in the early mornings over 3-4 days per week (including some weekend days) from May through September.

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The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter and resume to Rachel Jakuba, Science Director, at
jakuba@savebuzzardsbay.org.


Boat Mates (Volunteers)

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is seeking energetic and enthusiastic volunteer crew to support its on-water operations for summer 2020. The Volunteer Mates will assist the Captain of the R/V Buzzards Baykeeper with monitoring activities in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, including the collection of water samples and the deployment and retrieval of the Coalition’s monitoring buoy.

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The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter and resume to Rachel Jakuba, Science Director, at
jakuba@savebuzzardsbay.org.


Multimedia Intern

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is seeking an energetic and resourceful intern to produce videos that show the human impact of the organization’s outreach and education programs, including the full slate of on-the-water activities (sailing, kayaking, swimming and coastal exploration) that will be taking place at our Onset Bay Center center. Previous experience in filming and editing video is required. This is a 20-hour per week, temporary position that will run from late May/early June through mid-August. The exact start and end dates of the position will be worked out with the successful applicant.

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The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter, resume and links to previous video projects to Michael Graca, Director of Communications, at graca@savebuzzardsbay.org.


Assistant Coordinator, Baywatchers Monitoring Program

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for helping to coordinate the bay-wide, volunteer Baywatchers Monitoring Program and additional watershed natural resource monitoring programs (stream flow, anadromous fish, etc.).  The Assistant Coordinator position is a combination of fieldwork, lab work, working with citizen volunteers, and data entry. This part-time, seasonal position is from May to August with a variable schedule that averages 30 hours per week.

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The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter and resume to Tony Williams, Director, Monitoring Programs, williams@savebuzzardsbay.org.

 


Onset Bay Center (seasonal positions)

Since 2015, the Buzzards Bay Coalition has led the effort to rehabilitate the historic Onset Bathhouse with the goal of establishing a permanent “Onset Bay Center.” Located near popular Onset Beach and Wickets Island, the Center will provide high-quality outdoor exploration programs for thousands of people every year and engage with community members of all ages and abilities in a variety of activities focused on building a connection with Buzzards Bay. The Onset Bay Center aims to promote a connection to the wonders of our local environment, to reinforce the link between Wareham residents and their local maritime heritage, and to create generations of future Buzzards Bay stewards. The Buzzards Bay Coalition is set to open the Onset Bay Center by early June 2020 with both full-day and half-day youth programs as well as evening adult programs, and it is seeking to fill the following positions.


Program Educator

The Onset Bay Center seeks an energetic and responsible individual to help assist the Program Lead and other staff with coastal ecology and on the water programs in Wareham, MA. These programs aim to foster discovery, connection, and active stewardship through the Onset Bay Center Summer Programs. The position reports to the Program Lead and Program Manager.

The Program Educator will provide hands-on, outdoor exploration programs for youth, ages 7-12 in Onset Village, Wareham, MA. Programs are designed to provide an introduction to coastal ecology, swimming, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking, and to build a connection between youth and their local environment.

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The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter and resume to Katherine Garofoli, Onset Bay Center Director, garofoli@savebuzzardsbay.org.


Sailing Instructor (full time)

The Onset Bay Center seeks an energetic and responsible individual to assist the Program Manager with its 2020 sailing programs in Wareham, MA. The season consists of one-week sessions over the span of seven weeks based out of the newly constructed Onset Bay Center. Courses offered will be Beginner Sailing, Intermediate Sailing, and Adult Sailing using RS Quests. Sailing Instructors will also provide lessons to the participants in the Full Day Program.

Sailing Instructors will work as a team under the guidance of the Program Manager. The responsibilities of the Sailing Instructor include implementing daily lesson plans and course setting based on participants’ abilities and ages; assisting with check-in/out of participants; and instructing participants in sailing, seamanship, paddle sports and maritime skills.

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The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter and resume to Katherine Garofoli, Onset Bay Center Director, garofoli@savebuzzardsbay.org.


Sailing Instructor (part time)

The Onset Bay Center seeks an energetic and responsible individual to assist the Program Manager with its 2020 sailing programs in Wareham, MA. The season consists of one-week sessions over the span of seven weeks based out of the newly constructed Onset Bay Center. Courses offered will be Beginner Sailing, Intermediate Sailing, and Adult Sailing using RS Quests. Sailing Instructors will also provide lessons to the participants in the Full Day Program.

Sailing Instructors will work as a team under the guidance of the Program Manager. The responsibilities of the Sailing Instructor include implementing daily lesson plans and course setting based on participants’ abilities and ages; assisting with check-in/out of participants; and instructing participants in sailing, seamanship, paddle sports and maritime skills.

Download the full position description.

The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter and resume to Katherine Garofoli, Onset Bay Center Director, garofoli@savebuzzardsbay.org.


Program Intern

The Onset Bay Center seeks an energetic and responsible individual to help assist the Program Lead and other staff with coastal ecology and on the water programs in Wareham, MA. These programs aim to foster discovery, connection, and active stewardship through the Onset Bay Center Summer Programs. The position reports to the Program Lead.

The responsibilities of the Program Intern include, but are not limited to, providing hands-on, outdoor exploration programs for youth, ages 7-12 in Onset Village, Wareham, MA. Programs are designed to provide an introduction to coastal ecology, swimming, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking, and to build a connection between youth and their local environment.

Download the full position description.

The position is currently available. Interested applicants should respond by email with a cover letter and resume to Katherine Garofoli, Onset Bay Center Director, garofoli@savebuzzardsbay.org.

Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: