Employment


Executive Director

The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is pleased to announce an opening for Executive Director. The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Center, responsible for: maintaining a balanced budget, fiscal sustainability through fundraising, overseeing all operations and programs, and hiring, developing, directing, and evaluating all staff. The Executive Director works from the Center’s office on the mainland in Rockland, Maine and is expected to show an active presence on the island when programs are in session from May through early October. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. Click here to learn more.


Seasonal Staff 2017

Hiring has begun for our 2017 season! Positions will be posted as the descriptions are ready throughout the months of December and early January.  We have a new application portal that can be accessed here.

Kitchen Staff

We are hiring several positions to work in our Galley on Hurricane Island this summer.

  • Kitchen Manager/Head Cook: We are hiring staff to lead and manage our Galley team! The Kitchen Manager/Head Cook position would live and work on Hurricane Island, and would be the primary person in charge of the “Galley” (our commercial kitchen, complete with a beautiful ocean front view) to plan and prepare meals for the island community.  This is a fun and dynamic environment and requires someone who can help create a welcoming and open environment, and is well organized, efficient and reflect HICSL’s core mission of education, leadership and sustainability.  Applications will be accepted through our online portal and review will begin January 15th and continue until the positions are filled. Click here to Learn More.
  • Cook: We are hiring a Cook as a part of our Galley team. The Cook would live and work on Hurricane and, along with the rest of the galley team, would be responsible for organizing and preparing three meals a day for our island community, ranging from 20-60 people depending the programs on the island.  The Cook would report directly to the Kitchen Manager and would work closely with HICSL’s Director of Operations. Applications will be accepted through our online portal and review will begin January 15th and continue until the positions are filled. Click here to Learn More.

  • Kitchen Assistant: We are seeking to hire two (2) Kitchen Assistants as essential members of our Galley team.  These positions run through the peak of our summer season and are essential positions in the operation of our commercial kitchen.  Previous experience in a kitchen is not an essential requirement, but rather a person that is motivated, reliable, hard working, willing to learn, can work well with others.  This is a fun and dynamic environment and both a great learning opportunity and a chance to engage in a educational community on an off-shore island environment.  Applications will be accepted through our online portal and review will begin January 15th and continue until the positions are filled. Click here to Learn More.

Educators

We are hiring for two (2) Science Educators for our 2017 season. Educators will work from late-April through mid-October and would be based directly on Hurricane Island.  Each Educator will be supervised by the Director of Education and will be responsible for mentoring a Teaching Assistant Intern during the summer months.  Applications will be accepted through our online portal and review will begin February 1st and continue until the positions are filled. Click here to learn more.

Internships

We are hiring interns for three different positions for our 2017 season. Please click the links below to download the advertisements for each of the positions:

  • Teaching Assistant Interns (2): The Teaching Assistants will be paired with individual Science Educators as their mentors. They will assist with all of our summer student programming for middle and high school students in addition to becoming an integral part of our island community. Click here to learn more.
  • Sustainable Food Systems and Garden Intern (1): The Sustainable Food Systems and Garden Intern will be involved in maintaining our current gardens and new greenhouse and help create a long term plan for sustainable food systems on the island. Additionally, they will support our education programs, providing instruction to middle and high school participants about our food systems and involving them in care and cultivation of our gardens. Click here to learn more.

Year Round Staff

Development Associate

We are seeking a dynamic Development Associate who is passionate about the programs and mission of the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership and is committed to doing the work to raise funds to support this rapidly growing organization. This position would be based in our mainland office located in Rockland, Maine.

The Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Development, and he/she will be responsible for key areas of fundraising, which may include grantwriting, communications, events, capital fundraising, and corporate partnerships, depending on his/her strengths and skill set. Using a donor-centered and relationship-building approach to fundraising, he/she will actively work with the Executive Director, education staff, event hosts (including on-island staff), and key members of the all-volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Panel to promote and advance the mission of the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. The Development Associate may have a background in fundraising, but other experience, such as a background in marketing, event planning, design, or sales, will be considered. Training will be provided, and he/she will be an enthusiastic and committed member of a small, dedicated, year-round team of individuals who each wear many hats. Occasional travel to Hurricane Island for events and meetings will be expected (transportation provided). Click here for a full description including application instructions.

2016 Staff: Top: Silas Rogers, Josh Adrian, Sam Hallowell, Oakley Jackson, Phillip Ulbrich; 2nd Row: Rebecca Kurtz, Jenn Page, Josie Gates, Phoebe Jekielek, Gwen Moiles, Eliza Baker-Wacks, Dana Colihan, Bailey Moritz, Oliva, Eric Howton; 3rd Row: Jack, Annie, Cait Cleaver, Stef Burchill, Jessie Batchelder, Michelle DesLauriers, Rachel Kimpton, Emily Peckham, Robin Chernow, Rachel Goldberg; Not pictured: Barney Hallowell. Photo courtesy of Patti Millette


2015 Staff: Top- Cait Cleaver, Barney Hallowell, 2nd Row- Oakley Jackson, Jenn Page, Ben Lemmond, 3rd Row- Alice Anderson, Olivia Lukacic, Chloe Tremper, Josie Gates, Sam Hallowell, 4th Row- Emily Gannon, Charlie the dog, Jacque Rosa, Bailey Moritz, Micah Conkling, Silas Rogers, Not Pictured- Phoebe Jekielek

2014 Island Staff: L-R Back: Sam Hallowell, Oakley Jackson, Josie Gates, Collin Li, Chloe Tremper ; L-R Front: Ben Hoops, Alyssa Hall, Alice Anderson, Not Pictured- Cait Cleaver, Emily Gannon, Barney Hallowell

2013 Island Staff, L-R Sam Hallowell, Lizzie Morris, Alice Anderson, Addison Godine, Carson Cornbooks, Jim Mccormack, and Rusty the dog, Not Pictured- Oakley Jackson, Emily Gannon

2012 Island Staff: L-R John Dietter, Alice Anderson, Patrick Haigh, Joy Longellow, Addison Godine, Not Pictured- Emily Gannon