Educator position for the Amistad - starting July 15th

Discovering Amistad, a nonprofit educational organization that provides full-year programming on its tall ship, the Amistad, in classrooms and at historic sites of partner organizations, has an exciting opening for an educator.

Our programs

We have developed curriculum tailored to classrooms in elementary, middle and high school classrooms.  These programs focus on freedom and slavery, oppression and empowerment and the achievement of justice through racially diverse students working together.  Each classroom tours and sails on the Amistad.  Our program is geared to diverse classrooms, and our educators work in tandem with teachers to lead students in hands-on projects focused on discussing, and acting on, issues of racial and social justice.

Job title

Job Summary

  • In tandem with our senior educator, responsibilities include:
  • Working with our educators to teach lessons in class and on board the Amistad
  • Collaborating on curriculum development
  • Preparation of materials for school visits
  • Developing lesson materials
  • Assisting in recruitment for school year education programs
  • Ability to adhere to ship guidelines in ensuring student safety
  • May be asked to occasionally work evenings or weekends

Additional skills:  Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint; Google Suite


  • Bachelor’s degree in History or related field (Education, Social Sciences, etc.)
  • Current valid state teaching certification or sufficient experience
  • Background in, and knowledge of, the current State of Connecticut and National C3 (College, Career and Civic Life) Social Studies Frameworks preferred
  • Team player
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment aboard a sailing ship
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Adept at interacting with students, teachers, administrators and community members from diverse backgrounds

Start date
July 15

How to apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Education Co-chair, Robert King at

For questions and additional information, email Senior Educator Jaclyn Levesque at