Position 1: Islesford Boatworks Lead Educator

Islesford Boatworks (IB) is seeking a Lead Educator to teach our Summer Boatbuilding Program. IB was founded in 2oo6 to teach the art of traditional wooden boatbuilding to children and adults of our community and through doing so help create a future for Maine’s working waterfront. Over the years as the program has grown and matured, we have continued to refine our boatbuilding education program to be more sustainable and better involve our community. Each year our program builds two halves of a boat and launches one boat at a pirate themed celebration in the middle of August. The boatbuilding education program is led by a Lead Educator with the support of a Boatbuilder. In addition to the Lead Educator and Boatbuilder former IB students are hired as apprentices to help teach and support during class times.

The IB Lead Educator’s main responsibility is the coordination and leading all aspects of our youth and adult boatbuilding program. The Lead Educator should be a teacher first, boatbuilder second. He or she is charged with inspiring our students to build a traditional wooden boat while learning about island history and ecology. By making classes fun, instructional and memorable the Lead Educator ensures that Boatworks is a prized experience that brings students coming back summer after summer. The Lead Educator should lead with passion and humor, instilling a wonder and sense of pride in the students for coming together to build a boat from scratch. Through doing IB can inspire a new generation to use their hands to create grand things. 

This is a paid full-time (40 hours), seasonal position, running for 7 weeks from July through August. The hourly compensation would be $25 an hour for a 7-week total salary of $7,000. Assistance with finding affordable summer housing can be offered if needed.

Responsibilities Include:                               

-Recruitment, training and management of apprentice staff (Usually 4-5 teenagers)

-Teaching the boatbuilding classes 5 days a week from July to August        

-Maintaining the high level of educational content in IB’s program                               

-Work with other Islesford Boatworks staff to coordinate program activities/goals to achieve completion of the summer’s project within program timeline    

– Help plan IB events such as the Boat Launch, Rowathon and Open House

-Identifying the needs and supervising the management of assistants/volunteers

If this sounds like you, please send your application with resume and cover letter to islesfordboatworks@gmail.com

Position 2: Islesford Boatworks Boatbuilder

Islesford Boatworks (IB) is seeking a Boatbuilder to help support our Summer Boatbuilding Program and continue the upgrade of our new home in the Blue Duck. IB was founded in 2oo6 to teach the art of traditional wooden boatbuilding to children and adults of our community and through doing so help create a future for Maine’s working waterfront. Over the years as the program has grown and matured, we have continued to refine our boatbuilding education program to be more sustainable and better involve our community. Each year our program builds two halves of a boat and launches one boat at a pirate themed celebration in the middle of August. The boatbuilding education program is led by a Lead Educator with the support of a Boatbuilder. In addition to the Lead Educator and Boatbuilder former IB students are hired as apprentices to help teach and support during class times.

The main responsibility for the Islesford Boatworks Boatbuilder is ensuring the summer project(s) meet the level of completion required. Currently our summer program consists of two builds. One boat from the previous summer that is halfway completed and needs to be finished, and another that is started and brought to the halfway point and ready to be finished the following summer. The Boatbuilder acts in a support capacity to the Lead Educator making sure they have all the required materials needed to teach the classes and work behind the scenes to make sure the boats get built. The boatbuilder is also tasked with helping to continue to build out our space in the Blue Duck in order to support IB’s programing and make the Blue Duck our new home.

This is a paid full-time (40 hours), seasonal position, running for 7 weeks from July through August. The hourly compensation would be $25 an hour for a 7 week total of $7000. Assistance with finding affordable summer housing can be offered if needed.

Responsibilities Include:   

-Creating and managing the timeline/breakdown of the build schedule and

working to meet those goals

-Prepping needed materials boat building programs

-Assisting in the programs as needed (approx 30% of work time)

-Purchasing and maintaining all needed supplies for the build(s)

-Maintaining shop tools

-Renovating and building out the Blue Duck

-Working with the lead educator to coordinate building needs with program goals

-Assisting with events

If this sounds like you, please send your application with resume and cover letter to islesfordboatworks@gmail.com

 

Position 3: Islesford Boatworks Administrator

Islesford Boatworks (IB) is seeking an Administrator to run the Blue Duck Chandlery and support our summer boatbuilding program. IB was founded in 2oo6 to teach the art of traditional wooden boatbuilding to children and adults of our community and through doing so help create a future for Maine’s working waterfront. Over the years as the program has grown and matured, we have continued to refine our boatbuilding education program to be more sustainable and better involve our community.

The Blue Duck Chandlery was established in 2018 and was created to achieve three primary aims: To honor the original use of the Blue Duck which was originally built as a ship’s store in 1850, to serve as a community resource through the sale of hardware and sundries that are currently not available for sale on the island, and to support our nonprofit boatbuilding program by selling merchandise and handling tuition payments.  Open 6 days a week in July and August and 5 days a week in June and September the Blue Duck Chandlery aims to be a place to not only shop by also visit and will make available benches for visiting and organize events for people to gather.

The IB Administrator plays an integral role in the summer programing of Islesford Boatworks.  Serving primarily as the day-to day manager of the Chandlery, the IB Administrator helps IB sustain itself by the sale of merchandise and goods. Reporting directly to the IB Board Officers, the IB Administrator serves as the supervisory staff person overseeing the seasonal operation of the Blue Duck as a home for Islesford Boatworks.

Supervision is focused on the Chandlery and includes tending the store, training Chandlery support staff, greeting visitors. In addition, as a dynamic part of the IB staff, the Administrator works closely with other IB staff members and helps provide program support through the providing administrative needs such as handling paperwork and tuition.   

This is a paid full-time (40 hours), seasonal position, running for 16 weeks from June through September. The hourly compensation would be $22.50 an hour for a 16-week total of $14,400. Assistance with finding affordable summer housing can be offered if needed.

Responsibilities Include:

-Develop a plan to create and maintain the Chandlery with advisement of the IB board exec committee

-Organize and run our point of sale (POS) system for sales at the Chandlery

-Work with IB treasurer to ensure that the POS system coordinates with the IB Quickbooks accounting system

-Ensure that the Chandlery has a positive cash flow, determine inventory, space and staff to accomplish this in collaboration with the executive committee

-Recruit, train and supervise the staff and volunteers to run the Chandlery and maintain Blue Duck bathrooms

-Greet our guests and share our story and mission

– Manage all aspects of Chandlery inventory- determining and organizing space, ordering from vendors, maintaining inventory via restocking/reordering

– Help the Lead Educator organize IB events such as the boat launch, open house and participation in the Island Fair

If this sounds like you, please send your application with resume and cover letter to islesfordboatworks@gmail.com