Job Opening: Expeditionary Programs Manager

Job TitleExpeditionary Programs Manager
Reports ToDirector of Maritime Programs
Employment DatesYear-round, full time (40 hours/week) / Start date around Late April, 2022
Salary$16-$20/hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package

Job Purpose

The Expeditionary Programs Manager works with the Maritime Programs Director to manage and lead on-water expedition programming targeted at teen audiences. The position also supports the Champlain Longboats youth boat building and rowing programs, a boat building and open-water rowing program at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum that partners with regional schools and community organizations. More information about the programs can be found here: and here:

The position leads the annual planning and management for multiple overnight on-water expedition trips, including hiring, training, and managing staff; planning program schedules, itinerary, content; communicating with parents as needed before, during, and after trips, facilitating parent and student on-line evaluations, working with the Director of Marketing to effectively communicate with the public about the programs; leading trips on-water as needed; working with trip leaders to coordinate and implement food prep; and providing land support for expeditionary trips led by other trip leaders. Programs have an emphasis on safety, team building, and empowerment for youth.

Support for Champlain Longboats youth boat building and rowing programs includes coaching rowing teams; assisting with rowing program logistics including  trailering/hauling/launching boats as needed; travel to out of state rowing races; supporting local race logistics and preparation.

Additional duties may include facilitating maintenance projects on the museum’s active fleet of twenty-two rowing gigs, working with boat shop volunteers, working on the repair of donated boats, assisting in on-water rowing programs and on-site education programs for students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage summer on-water expedition trips
    • Hire, train, and supervise trip leaders
    • Plan content, itinerary, and logistics for overnight trips
    • Lead overnight trips as needed
    • Manage land support on trips led by other trip leaders
    • Manage communication with parents and students before, during, and after trips
    • Coordinate with the Museum’s Director of Marketing to communicate programs with the public
    • Coordinate trip gear storage, including maintaining gear in good conditions.
  • Boat Building and Rowing Program support
    • Participate in boat repair and restoration projects
    • Manage rowing program logistics
    • Move/haul/launch rowing gigs
    • Coach rowing as needed
    • Lead rowing outings on Lake Champlain with youth and adults.
    • Supports local and out-of-town rowing races/events
  • Support on-site school programs as needed and schedule allows
  • Share photos and documentation of work with marketing / media director
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

  • Experience in outdoor education settings and experience leading on-water trips
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification, or willingness to obtain certifications
  • Experience working with middle and high school students of all abilities or a desire to do so. It is essential that the applicant wants to and enjoys working with adolescents.
  • Intellectual curiosity about subjects related to boats and on-water environments and a desire to teach.
  •  Aptitude for working with boats, tools, equipment, trailers etc.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including a strong ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills
  • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future

Working Conditions

  • This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Nick Patch at Applications are due by March 31, 2022 and will be considered on a rolling basis. This job listing will be updated when the position has been filled.

Equal Opportunity Employment: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Museum prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.