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Now Hiring: Vessel Captain and Operations Manager

Monmouth University is seeking candidates for a full-time vessel manager/captain position within the School of Science. The position will support efforts of the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy program, the Urban Coast Institute, and other University constituencies and partners.

The hire will be responsible for operating and maintaining the University’s fleet of vessels, which range from 14-50 feet in length. The largest vessel is docked in Atlantic Highlands while the smaller boats are trailered out of campus. The hire will provide support for student training and academic research, as well as contract research efforts in fisheries, sediment sampling, water quality, moorings and hydrographic survey efforts. A description of the vessel fleet and associated equipment can be found found here.

The position will require a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton license, abilities for precise vessel maneuvering, occasional nighttime work, and deployment of a variety of oceanographic equipment and fishing gears. Other duties include vessel maintenance and accommodating research equipment loading, hookup, and deployment. Cruises typically range from one to four hours in length for student training with 8-12 hour days for research and contract work. The position reports to the dean of the School of Science. The ideal candidate will work well in a dynamic environment with scientists, as well as college students from many different disciplines, including marine biology, fisheries ecology, and oceanography.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to applications received by Dec. 20. Click here for more information about the position or to apply.