Marine Educator

East Boothbay, ME
Work Type: Full Time
Bigelow Laboratory invites applications for a marine educator to assist in the delivery of education programs to a wide range of students and program participants. The position will work with Bigelow scientists and staff to develop and deliver both laboratory and field-based education programs. Expected duties will include: maintenance and preparation of laboratory equipment and teaching laboratory spaces in Bigelow’s new Education and Innovation Wing; providing training and assistance in the use of oceanographic field sampling equipment on Bigelow’s new research vessel; delivering classroom and field instruction to students of all levels; supporting Bigelow’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, including collaborations with minority-serving institutions of higher education; recruiting for Bigelow education and outreach programs.


Minimum requirements are a MS degree plus 2 years teaching or mentoring in marine science, oceanography, biology, chemistry, or environmental field. Five or more years of mentoring or teaching experience in these fields is also adequate preparation. A PhD is preferred to enable provision of formal instruction to college students. Applicant should have familiarity with general laboratory, marine science, and field science practices and techniques, as well as strong oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and an ability to work both independently and as part of instructional and education teams.

Annual salary is negotiable based on experience, within an expected range of $51,600-74,300, with a generous benefits package including health care, retirement contribution, and paid time off. Bigelow provides a supportive and collegial working environment and has a dynamic and growing education program.


Submit a CV, description of teaching and/or mentoring experience and philosophy, motivation for applying for the position, and contact information for three references through our online application portal. For full consideration, the application should be received by June 15, 2023; the position will remain open until it is filled.

Individuals seeking more information about this position or needing to request an accommodation, please contact or (207) 315-2567, ext. 107.

Working at Bigelow Laboratory

Bigelow Laboratory is an inclusive community of scientists from around the world that welcomes and supports diverse opinions and cultures. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences strives to maintain an environment that allows our employees to flourish through respectful, inclusive, and equitable treatment of others. We believe there is power in embracing the full diversity of humanity to advance science and are committed to supporting each other as individuals worthy of respect.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

About Midcoast Maine

Bigelow Laboratory’s state-of-the-art oceanfront campus in East Boothbay is located in scenic Midcoast Maine, perfectly situated to provide access to the very best Maine has to offer. Within a reasonable commuting distance of most major Maine cities, this mid-coast peninsula offers the perfect balance between small town coastal charm and urban accessibility. Our peninsula is home to fishermen and sea captains, marine biologists, nature lovers, botanists and gardeners, artists, merchants, and entrepreneurs. Many non-profit organizations call this region home and work hard to further their missions in support of the arts, seamanship and marine education, conservation, historic preservation, and more.

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Applicants should submit the following documents in a single, assembled PDF file to Bigelow Laboratory’s online application portal:

  • Cover letter that contains a statement of research interests and relevant experience
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references
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