Northwest Maritime Center: Instructor Application
Thank you for your interest in Northwest Maritime Center. We are excited to learn more about you, your interest and your experience, as well as explore instructional roles we have at our organization that might fit your passion, skills and expertise.

Positions we hire for:

Captain/Instructor and Mate/Instructor for School Programs (Positions May-June with other part time work throughout the year)

Captain/Instructor and Mate Instructor for Summer Overnight Longboat Expeditions (late June- August)

Captain/Instructor for Adult Programs (Positions available May-October, with occasional work in off season)

Instructors for Youth Learn to Sail Summer Camp Programs (Positions available from mid June-August)

To see which positions best fit your skills and expertise, please review the position descriptions here:

To apply for a position, please do the following:
1) Complete the Northwest Maritime Instructor Position Application
2) Send a resume and cover letter to

You will hear back regarding next steps after submitting your application. If you do not hear back, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Kind Regards,
Xoe Huffman
Human Resources Manager
p: (360)-385-3628 Ext 116

Applicant Contact Information
First Name *
Last Name *
Contact Phone Number *
Email Address *
Application Questions
I am interested in the following positions: *
Select all that apply. For full position descriptions and specific information on season dates, refer to our website here:
What inspired you to apply to Northwest Maritime Center?
How do you feel like your skills, experience, and expertise will support Northwest Maritime Center's mission?
Mission: The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery.
Provide an example of when you have shown leadership.
Provide an example of working as a team/problem solving abilities.
Provide an example of when you have successfully supported students/teachers and/or provided excellent customer service.
Provide an example of a time when you received feedback. How did this impact your experience? What did you learn/do differently moving forward?
What questions do you have for Northwest Maritime Center?
Please indicate the person, organization, or media source that connected you with Northwest Maritime Center.
Professional References
Please list three professional references
Include their name, contact number, email address and relationship to you
NWMC Boat-based Programs
The NWMC boat-based programs are drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. If offered a position, a pre-employment background check is required and a pre-employment drug test may be required. Throughout employment with the Northwest Maritime Center, certain boat-based program employees will be enrolled in a random drug testing program administered by the Maritime Consortium, in compliance with the Coast Guard mandatory drug testing regulation, as contained in 46 CFR part 16.
The Northwest Maritime Center is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages individuals of all cultures and communities to apply.
We do not allow discrimination in any aspect of the employment relationship including hiring, termination, promotion, training, compensation, or benefits, based on race, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, color, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual preference, pregnancy, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic or class protected by Federal, State or Local Statute or Ordinance.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
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