Education Coordinator

East Boothbay, ME
Work Type: Full Time
Bigelow Laboratory invites applications for an education coordinator to carry out the administrative duties of our education programs. The salary band for this full-time (37.5 hours/week) position is $36,179 - $50,635 per year, with a generous benefits package including health care, retirement contribution, and paid time off.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Education Coordinator manages the administrative and logistical needs for all education programs and workshops, including but not limited to: advertising; managing applications; applicant and participant communications; purchasing; arranging travel, lodging, and catering; setup and takedown; and evaluation. They coordinate the administrative functions of all Laboratory-owned residences, and develop policy, regulations, and processes to ensure an equitable and safe experience for student visitors to our campus.

This position serves as the main contact for education and outreach inquiries to the Laboratory and assists with fulfilling engagement requests, including coordinating: guided tours of the Laboratory and the volunteer docent program; educational and outreach activities held at the Laboratory or offsite such as school visits; and student volunteer opportunities. They act as the Project Lead for the Laboratory-wide annual Open House event.

The Education Coordinator provides general education support as otherwise requested by the Vice President for Education or the Education Committee to carry out the strategic initiatives and mission of the Laboratory, such as financial aid, messaging and branding, alumni database and website updates. They propose recommendations for program improvement, with special attention to the participant experience, and support improving many aspects of programming, including marketing/recruitment, alumni engagement, and event management.


  • Strong communication, interpersonal, customer-service, and organizational skills are most important for this position; a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in education, business administration, or a related field and/or experience in working in customer service, administration, or with nonprofits preferred
  • Is positive, professional, and outgoing while interacting with a variety of people and fulfilling a wide range of duties
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with many departments, including Communications, Advancement, and Facilities
  • Ability to work independently, establish work priorities, and manage time effectively
  • Has a proactive, thoughtful approach to serving others and a strong work ethic and sense of teamwork
  • Demonstrates integrity and honesty while dealing with confidential information
  • Ability to manage processes and stay organized
  • Has knowledge of and aptitude for basic computer processes like email, calendar management, and Microsoft Office suite

The person in this position must be able to work infrequent evening and weekend hours, with advance notice, and is required to have a valid driver’s license and the ability to complete errands as needed for the Laboratory.


Submit a single PDF package with a one-page cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position, your résumé, and contact information for three references through our online application portal. For full consideration, the application should be received by June 11, 2023; the position will remain posted and 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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  • one-page cover letter describing interest in the position and why you are the best applicant for the position
  • résumé
  • contact information for three references
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