Want to sail on the JR as an Onboard outreach officer?

We are not currently accepting applications to sail as an Onboard Outreach Officer. Check back frequently as we will post upcoming opportunities in the near future.

JOIDES Resolution Onboard Outreach Officers sail on board the ship to share the science story with students, families, and the general public. We welcome applications from K-12 classroom teachers, informal science educators, artists, videographers, writers, social media experts and anyone who can make a good case for themselves! Selected applicants will have the opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate the exciting science happening on board through creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, live ship-to-shore video events and development of educational resources. Successful applicants will be creative, flexible, friendly and hardworking. Some geoscience background is helpful. All expenses for U.S. Onboard Education/Outreach Officers for travel to and from the ports of call, and a stipend are paid by the U.S. Science Support Program for IODP. Onboard Education/Outreach Officers are selected through a competitive application and interview process. The selected individual(s) will also be flown to a 3-day training session prior to their expedition. Non-U.S. applicants will be directed to their country IODP office but are still encouraged to apply.

To apply, you will need to complete the application through our new on-line application portal. During the application process, you will be asked to rank the  expeditions in which you are interested. Our application has the following components:

  • a completed application form
  • an up-to-date C.V.
  • a recommendation letter
  • contact information for two additional references
  • a one-page proposal for what projects you would like to do while on-board
  • answers to several short essay questions
  • a letter of support from your administrator if needed

Also, watch our video about being an Outreach Officer here.

Any questions can be sent to scooper@ldeo.columbia.edu or nkurtz@ldeo.columbia.edu




Want to see who’s on board now, or been on board recently? Read about current, upcoming, and recent past Outreach Officers. Would you like to talk to them to find out what this experience is like? Contact Sharon Cooper at scooper@ldeo.columbia.edu and she can put you in touch.