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Position: Boat Captain / Facility Technician (3/4 Time Position)

Company: Buzzards Bay Coalition


The Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc. is a private, non-profit membership organization founded in 1987 and dedicated to the protection, restoration, and sustainable use and enjoyment of Buzzards Bay, its 432 square mile watershed and the adjacent waters of Vineyard Sound. Supported by more than 9,500 members, the organization works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research and advocacy. The Coalition has its headquarters in New Bedford’s Waterfront Historic District and satellite locations in Westport, Marion, Onset, and Woods Hole. 


The Boat Captain/Facility Technician supports the organization’s objectives of (1) tracking trends in water quality and expanding monitoring to better respond to a rapidly-changing Bay and (2) maintaining and creating vibrant buildings that allow for organizational growth and serve the Coalition’s public outreach mission. This three-quarters-time position, which will be based out of our Marion Science and Field Operations Center, reports to the President and works closely with the Director of Monitoring Programs. This position will be responsible for routine maintenance of the Coalition’s facilities around the watershed and for maintaining and operating the Coalition’s research vessel, RIV Buzzards Baykeeper. From May through September, the Boat Captain/Facility Technician’s schedule will include early morning water quality sampling (including some weekend days). 


The Boat Captain/Facility Technician is responsible for routine maintenance and repair of the various facilities owned and operated by the Coalition and the safe operation and maintenance of the 27-foot RIV Buzzards Baykeeper. Facilities currently owned and operated by the Coalition include: headquarter office in downtown New Bedford, Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station in Westport, Marion Science and Field Operations Center, Onset Bay Center (currently under construction), Woods Hole satellite office, Cuttyhunk boat waste pumpout station (open seasonally), two residences in New Bedford and Acushnet, and small barns.

Boat Captain /Facility Technician duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform routine maintenance and repair to the various facilities owned and operated by the Coalition to ensure high-quality appearance and functionality.
  • Inform and advise the President of any issues related to the facilities where action is deemed necessary.


Please send a resume, cover letter and references to the attention of Mark Rasmussen, President via email at: