Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduate, high school and gap year students about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad programs. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole (Falmouth) and owns and operates two sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific.

SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Ship-based Employment Onboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans or SSV Corwith Cramer.

SEA hires crew and assistant scientists on a rolling basis; we welcome inquires at any time.  Positions available onboard our vessels include:

  • scientists /assistant scientists
  • mates
  • captains
  • engineers
  • stewards
  • deckhands
  • volunteer sailing interns

Visit our crew page for more information about our crew positions and how to apply.

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