Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Employment

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.

Job Openings

Graduate Assistant, Maryland Sea Grant

Application review begins August 8

This graduate assistantship (GA) will support Maryland Sea Grant’s research and administrative team. This 20-hour-per-week position has a flexible schedule during business hours, and will be located at our office in College Park, MD. The GA will be responsible for:

  • Supporting proposal and fellowship solicitations, proposal processing and submission, and technical review panels;
  • Supporting recruiting and application processes for the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates program;
  • Supporting the development of professional development events and Sea Grant workshops;
  • Drafting and reviewing documentation or manuscripts for Sea Grant programs; and
  • Leading other special projects as jointly developed with the research team.

This position follows the UMCES general stipend levels and includes health insurance and tuition remission. For complete details about this opening and how to apply, please review the position announcement. The position will remain open until filled.


Science Writer / Editor, Maryland Sea Grant

Application review is ongoing

The Science Writer/Editor will work to explain and share findings from scientists, extension agents, and other sources to help advance public understanding and management of Maryland's natural resources. The successful finalist will join Maryland Sea Grant's communications staff of 3 to 4 professionals and university students who produce print, videos, and web-based content for the general public and specialized audiences on topics such as pollution reduction, oyster aquaculture, fisheries management, and climate-change adaptation. Our publications include an award winning print magazine, Chesapeake Quarterly (www.chesapeakequarterly.net); technical syntheses; highly regarded documentaries; and an extensive online and social media presence. Duties of this position also include editing text, posting to social media, and contributing ideas for graphics and publication design. In addition, the candidate will spend a quarter of his or her time creating communications products describing the outreach projects of Maryland Sea Grant's extension specialists within the University of Maryland Extension program.

Salary will be in the range of the mid-$50s to $60K and will be based on the University of Maryland Exempt Salary Structure for 100% full time regular positions. An attractive package of university benefits are offered including health insurance, tuition remission and generous leave. For complete details about this opening and how to apply, please review the position announcement and apply online. The position will remain open until filled.


Student Editorial Assistant

8 hours per week

Application review is ongoing; Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student

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 be above 8 hours a week at times, by agreement between the student and Maryland Sea Grant. Work schedule is negotiable. The hourly rate is commensurate with experience and work samples. Graduate and undergraduate students will be considered. Students may apply to work during the summer as well as during academic semesters.

To apply, please e-mail application materials to kobell@mdsg.umd.edu. Please include: a cover letter describing your interest in the position; three work samples relevant to this job; and a resume/CV.


Diversity Statement

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.