Why you want to work here.
There are rare moments when organizations have the combination of a talented and motivated staff, an engaged board, a healthy and productive work culture, are executing well on existing programs but still innovating and looking for the next step—we’re in that moment, and it’s exciting.
The pandemic had significant impacts on our organization and our ability to serve our community—just as it affected other organizations. We shifted activities and made some hard choices but did so to preserve the resources that are enabling us to rebuild as we return to normal service levels.
We are now on a path growing beyond our pre-pandemic size. The work of our board and our team is key to that growth and rebuilding, and we want you if you have the skills to help the team succeed and are excited to be part of a team that is using this moment to not just survive, but scale.
The Northwest Maritime Center is dynamic, making a difference in our community, and taking an increasing role in the region. We serve individual students and program participants, but we also work to help solve community problems like systemic improvements in our public schools, economic development, job training, and working regionally to pair the opportunities in the maritime industry with the need to address systemic oppression in communities of color. Plus, all of the fun stuff like kids’ programs, festivals, and adventure races. Our waterfront campus is vibrant with a multitude of compelling activities—all of them done to meet or advance industry best practices. In the words of a board member: “We don’t do B work.”
On top of it all, you’d get to work on the water in Port Townsend: natural beauty, heritage buildings, arts community, wooden boats, zero traffic jams. The Northwest Maritime Center’s relative scale to our small town means that the effects of our success can be observed in the success of our community. You’ll be doing meaningful work for the place you live, and your efforts will make a tangible difference.
Right team, right moment, the right momentum, and the chance to move the needle for the prosperity of an entire community: That’s why we get excited to come to work in the morning, and that’s why we think you should want to be here too.
The Northwest Maritime Center is an equal opportunity employer, striving towards being an antiracist and inclusive organization. Our staff includes a spectrum of racial, cultural, religious, sexual and gender identities, and abilities. We strongly encourage applications from people who have not seen themselves represented in the maritime industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work.
Current regular full-time, part-time, and seasonal job openings.