Every day we work to make a difference in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's diverse natural resources. View our current job openings below to see how you can join our team. Thank you for your interest in Maryland Sea Grant.
Maryland Sea Grant Coastal Climate Specialist
Best Consideration Date: April 30, 2017
The coastal community specialist will develop, lead and participate in extension programming related to community responses to climate change risks and to planning and development of sustainable coastal communities in Maryland. Maryland Sea Grant plays an important role in Maryland to assist with the development of science-based decision making. This position will strengthen the ability for Marylanders to understand and improve their resilience to natural hazards and respond to changing conditions. Programming should emphasize stakeholder education and problem-solving assistance to community decision-makers and planners leading to measurable benefits. The specialist will collaborate and coordinate programming with other extension and research faculty in the University System of Maryland. Further, the specialist will develop partnerships with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake and Coastal Service and other appropriate state and federal agencies serving coastal communities.
For complete details about this opening and how to apply, please download the position announcement. For best consideration please submit application materials by April 30, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
Student Editorial Assistant
8 hours per week
Position open until filled
Maryland Sea Grant seeks a part-time, student editorial assistant to join our communications team. We seek a student with a demonstrated interest in science and/or the environment and who has shown skills in creating content about these topics for print and/or multimedia. Duties will include one or more of the following, depending on the candidate's interests and experience:
- Writing news articles primarily for our website and potentially also for our staff-written magazine, Chesapeake Quarterly (www.chesapeakequarterly.net). Topics would include news and feature articles about scientists working to preserve the Chesapeake Bay and their research findings. This writing requires explaining and summarizing technical information.
- Conducting archival and other research in support of our videos and/or publications.
- Helping to gather information for social media posts.
- Helping our staff videographer to conduct video shoots in the field.
- Independently taking photographs on and around the Chesapeake Bay.
- Working to improve and expand our website.
Preferences (desired but not mandatory) include: demonstrated interest in and familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding communities; course work in the natural sciences, particularly environmental or marine science; a valid driver's license.
This is an hourly, paid, part-time position. Hours may range up to 20 hours a week by agreement between student and Maryland Sea Grant. Work schedule is negotiable. The hourly rate commensurate with experience and work samples. Graduate and undergraduate students will be considered.
To apply, please e-mail application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include: a cover letter describing your interest in the position; three work samples; and a resume/CV.
Maryland Sea Grant, part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.