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Young Mariner Camp Director

Young Mariner Program

The Young Mariner Program is a new, multidisciplinary course designed to introduce young people to maritime culture, science, and seamanship in a hands-on manner. Focused on middle school age children, this short-day camp will run from mid-June through early September (summer break) and will be taught onboard Cape Cod Maritime vessels and at the Museum.

Camp Director Responsibilities 

Reporting to the CCMM Executive Director, the camp director will have the responsibility of running of the day-to-day management of the camp. Staff support is currently envisioned to include a licensed captain, and several assistant teachers and coordinators.  Our highest priority is the safety and education of campers and ensuring they have an excellent experience on the water and ashore.


During the Program dates, the Camp Director will:


  • Consult with CCMM Executive Director to determine daily requirements.

  • Develop daily curriculum with age-appropriate maritime themed activities campers can engage with on and off water.

  • Be the face of the camp for children, parents, and the public.

  • Hire camp employees, including specialists and counselors in conjunction with CCMM Executive Director.

  • Oversee training of staff as needed.

  • Manage the allocated budget, as well as ordering camp equipment and supplies.

  • Ensure safe practices and a healthy camp environment.

  • Keep records and documenting processes.

  • Work in conjunction with Executive Director and graphic design consultants/videographer to create promotional materials and videos.

  • Act as the water-based educator for the on-board portions of the program.


Prior to the beginning of the Program, the Camp Director will work with the Executive Director CCMM staff, as required to:


  • Create necessary policies and procedures needed to run this program as a Camp based on local and state requirements and guidelines.

  • Host and lead all site inspections for state and local camp requirements.

  • Lead the hiring effort for assistant teachers, which will be hopefully concluded by April.

  • Thoroughly review the schedule and curriculum and procure all equipment required for on water activities.

  • Consult with Museum staff to complete curriculum for on shore activities.  


Preferred Qualifications and Criteria:


  • Background in science education (marine biology preferred).

  • 2 seasons experience within a camp OR a completed Camp Administration course.

  • Demonstrated experience with middle school aged children.

  • CPR/First Aid Certification

  • Ability to pass a CORI check

  • Demonstrated experience managing others.

  • Experience in and around boats.

  • Demonstrated success in teaching.

  • Excellent references.

  • Energetic and enthusiastic attitude.

  • Dedicated and friendly personality.

  • Ability to work with a small team.


Compensation: Up to $24 per hour based on experience.


How to apply: send resume and cover letter to: .

Applications close February 26th, interviews will begin March 1st.

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Our mission is to preserve the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are known. We strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy the maritime culture through exhibitions, collections, public events, and educational programs. Every year, visitors from the immediate community, around the state, New England, and the world visit us to learn about our rich maritime history.

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