Opportunities for Employment

Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Program Director Position Announcement

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is seeking an exceptional leader in marine science education to help lead the organization in a doubling of our impact over the next 10 years. We at PTMSC serve our mission to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea by focusing in three areas: lifelong education programs, citizen science research and engaging visitor experiences in our aquarium which features touch tanks and natural history exhibitions featuring an adult Orca skeleton. The Program Director oversees the operation of each of these core competencies. Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in the Fort Worden State Park, with a $700,000 operating budget, 7 full time staff, and 200 plus volunteers, PTMSC serves 20,000 people annually. 

The successful Program Director candidate will have solid content knowledge of marine science, a proven track record in leading growth while managing to a budget, and an infectious approach to inspiring collective action towards a healthy marine environment. 

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Please no phone inquiries.

Only applications submitted electronically will be accepted. Please email resume and cover letter to: As of September 3rd, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.