Jobs & Internships

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is currently accepting applications for:

Summer Youth Environmental Education Program Staff 

Senior Harbor Educator

Do you love the ocean, the beach and the islands? Do have experience teaching, leading, coaching, or mentoring youth and teens? Do you have a background or strong interest in marine science, the environment, history, art, music, sports, or education? Would you like to spend your summer on the water, sharing Boston Harbor with young people as part of a dedicated and talented staff?

If your answer to these questions is “Yes” then we have several great job opportunities available for the summer of 2016.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is a non-profit public interest harbor advocacy organization. We are made up of thousands of citizens, as well as scientists, and civic, corporate, cultural and community leaders whose mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.

Save the Harbor is seeking Senior Harbor Educators to help lead and manage our Youth Environmental Education Programs, which connect more than 25,000 youth and teens to Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Islands and the region’s public beaches each summer. Program participants range in age from 7-17, and come from every neighborhood in Boston with a strong emphasis on low-income communities and underserved youth.
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is interested in candidates with teaching or youth program experience and backgrounds in marine science, fishing and kayaking, as well as ELL instruction, sports and healthy outdoor activities, art, and storytelling, Program staff is responsible for implementing an engaging, active, and hands-on program featuring fishing, lobstering, crabbing, water quality tests, and guided shoreline walks on Boston Harbor, the region’s public beaches and the Boston Harbor Islands.

Employment:
Full time: Last week of June through end of August (Specific dates TBA). This is a paid position without benefits.

Responsibilities:
Lead daily programs on the water, on the beach, on the Boston Harbor Islands and on the piers and docks of Boston Harbor
Educate youth about Boston Harbor and the marine environment, and inspire them to become stewards of the harbor and the ssea
Help develop new activities and expand the curriculum
Mentor high school Program Assistants and college-age staff members

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience teaching children, preferably in a school, camp, or coaching environment
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic, comfortable speaking in public, and confident in leadership roles
  • Flexible, creative, spontaneous, and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable around water and getting your hands dirty (baiting fishing hooks, handling marine life, and hands-on exploration of the Harbor environment are regular activities)
  • Background and interest in marine biology, environmental science, maritime history, or related field preferred
  • Experience mentoring youth and teens preferred
  • Interest in art/music or sports a plus
  • Experience and interest in boating, fishing, clamming and lobstering a plus
  • Interest and experience with storytelling and/or the performing arts a plus

For more information please visit our website at www.savetheharbor.org and our Boston Harbor blog “The Harbor Current” at http://www.blog.savetheharbor.org/ To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Kristen Barry at barry@savetheharbor.org

 

Internship Positions
Communications Intern

Save the Harbor’s Communications Internship focuses on the business of running a non-profit, balancing the day to day operations with long-term mission-based projects and objectives, with an emphasis on the outreach and public communication that form the basis of our program and policy efforts. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about employment in the non-profit sector, as our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization. We run a robust comms shop and so it is also an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to develop skills and experience with a variety of communications tasks. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with our executive leadership as well as our senior staff. The Communications Intern will work on social media, press, fundraising, event coordination, special projects and ad hoc assignments, as well as provide support to other staffers as needed, particularly our Director of Strategy and Communications and Director of Partnerships and Advocacy.

 

Job Responsibilities:

•    drafting press releases and blog posts

•    maintaining media contacts

•    coordinate social media calendar and campaigns

•    updating webpage and Facebook content

•    maintaining an up-to-date online newsroom and photo library

•    developing online marketing and communication campaigns

•    assisting in the planning and coordinating of various community events

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and experience with social media. A willingness to learn is acceptable in lieu of experience. This position is at least 20 hours a week depending on availability, and is located at our office on Fish Pier in South Boston.

Compensation: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay does not provide stipends for internships, but will work closely with students to see that the internship meets credit requirements. You need not be a student to apply.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to patton@savetheharbor.org.

About Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is a dynamic and successful non-profit, public interest Boston Harbor advocacy organization made up of thousands of citizens as well as civic, corporate, cultural, and community leaders and scientists. For 30 years, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has led the effort to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, the waterfront, our region’s public beaches, and the Boston Harbor Islands and reconnect and share these extraordinary urban environmental assets with all Bostonians and the region’s residents, especially underserved youth, teens, and their families.

Development Intern

Save the Harbor’s Communications Internship focuses on the business of running a non-profit, balancing the day to day operations with long-term mission-based projects and objectives, with an emphasis on the outreach and public communication that form the basis of our program and policy efforts. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about employment in the non-profit sector, as our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization. We run a robust comms shop and so it is also an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to develop skills and experience with a variety of communications tasks. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with our executive leadership as well as our senior staff. The Communications Intern will work on social media, press, fundraising, event coordination, special projects and ad hoc assignments, as well as provide support to other staffers as needed, particularly our Director of Strategy and Communications and Director of Partnerships and Advocacy.

 

Job Responsibilities:

•    drafting press releases and blog posts

•    maintaining media contacts

•    coordinate social media calendar and campaigns

•    updating webpage and Facebook content

•    maintaining an up-to-date online newsroom and photo library

•    developing online marketing and communication campaigns

•    assisting in the planning and coordinating of various community events

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and experience with social media. A willingness to learn is acceptable in lieu of experience. This position is at least 20 hours a week depending on availability, and is located at our office on Fish Pier in South Boston.

Compensation: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay does not provide stipends for internships, but will work closely with students to see that the internship meets credit requirements. You need not be a student to apply.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to patton@savetheharbor.org.

About Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is a dynamic and successful non-profit, public interest Boston Harbor advocacy organization made up of thousands of citizens as well as civic, corporate, cultural, and community leaders and scientists. For 30 years, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has led the effort to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, the waterfront, our region’s public beaches, and the Boston Harbor Islands and reconnect and share these extraordinary urban environmental assets with all Bostonians and the region’s residents, especially underserved youth, teens, and their families.

Environmental Policy Intern

Save the Harbor’s Communications Internship focuses on the business of running a non-profit, balancing the day to day operations with long-term mission-based projects and objectives, with an emphasis on the outreach and public communication that form the basis of our program and policy efforts. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about employment in the non-profit sector, as our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization. We run a robust comms shop and so it is also an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to develop skills and experience with a variety of communications tasks. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with our executive leadership as well as our senior staff. The Communications Intern will work on social media, press, fundraising, event coordination, special projects and ad hoc assignments, as well as provide support to other staffers as needed, particularly our Director of Strategy and Communications and Director of Partnerships and Advocacy.

 

Job Responsibilities:

•    drafting press releases and blog posts

•    maintaining media contacts

•    coordinate social media calendar and campaigns

•    updating webpage and Facebook content

•    maintaining an up-to-date online newsroom and photo library

•    developing online marketing and communication campaigns

•    assisting in the planning and coordinating of various community events

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and experience with social media. A willingness to learn is acceptable in lieu of experience. This position is at least 20 hours a week depending on availability, and is located at our office on Fish Pier in South Boston.

Compensation: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay does not provide stipends for internships, but will work closely with students to see that the internship meets credit requirements. You need not be a student to apply.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to patton@savetheharbor.org.

About Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is a dynamic and successful non-profit, public interest Boston Harbor advocacy organization made up of thousands of citizens as well as civic, corporate, cultural, and community leaders and scientists. For 30 years, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has led the effort to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, the waterfront, our region’s public beaches, and the Boston Harbor Islands and reconnect and share these extraordinary urban environmental assets with all Bostonians and the region’s residents, especially underserved youth, teens, and their families.

For more information please visit our website at www.savetheharbor.org and our Boston Harbor blog “Sea, Sand & Sky” at http://www.blog.savetheharbor.org/ To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Chris Mancini at mancini@savetheharbor.org