Discovering Amistad is hiring!

Job Title: Educator

 Job Summary

Working closely with the senior educator, our educator plays a key role in assisting in the implementation of the overall education philosophy and mission of Discovering Amistad. This includes participating in curriculum writing with the senior educator, teaching lessons in classrooms and teaching aboard the recreated schooner the Amistad.  Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Participates with senior educator in school recruitment for school year education programs, as needed.

  • Assists with preparation for school visits (includes making copies and other duties as assigned).

  • Teaches lessons in classrooms and on-board the ship.

  • Collaborates with the senior educator on curriculum development.

  • Assists in the development of lesson materials (PowerPoints, worksheets, etc.).

  • Works with senior educator to administer pre- and post-lesson class surveys.

  • Adheres to all safety guidelines onboard the ship and assists crew in the management of students.

  • Take photos for posting on social media.

  • Assists senior educator in other duties as needed.


Qualifications and Skills

  • B.A in Related Field (History, Social Sciences, Public History, Education, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Amistad and Amistad history preferred.

  • Current, valid state teaching certification or related experience.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to interact with students, teachers, administrators and community members from diverse backgrounds.

  • Working knowledge of Google Suite.

  • Knowledge of Connecticut State Social Studies Frameworks preferred.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment aboard an active sailing ship.

  • Team-player and ability to work well with others.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Education Chair, Steve Armstrong, at

For questions about the position, please contact Steve Armstrong. 
Position is opened until filled.


Amistad is seeking Captains for the 2019 season

Start date March 4, 2019

Amistad will be conducting day sails on Long Island Sound with school groups, public sails and dockside events through June 30. Our summer programs are pending.

The ships captain will be responsible for the daily safe operation of the vessel, maintenance and regulation compliance. The captain will work closely with and report to the administrative/port captain to manage the ship and crew to provide a safe and efficient platform for the Discovering Amistad education program.

The captain will oversee and manage crew safety and sail training,

Amistad requires an experienced tall ship captain with excellent vessel handling and management skills. While Amistad is not a captains first command there will be a period where training is provided.

Amistad requires a minimum USCG 100gt license w/ sail endorsement and FCC operator permit.

Discovering Amistad welcomes all qualified applicants. Employment is based on skill and merit. Amistad is a diverse, tolerant and kind workspace.

A detailed job description is available upon request

Pay is very competitive.

DISCOVERING AMISTAD is a nonprofit educational organization that provides full-year programming on its tall ship, the Amistad, in classrooms and at historic sites of partner organizations. It enables children and adults in Connecticut and the region to discover the story of the Amistad and its impact on Connecticut and the nation. Importantly, the organization provides learning opportunities for children and adults to discover the relevance of the Amistad to today's world.

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