The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is a transformative learning community on Hurricane Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Our mission is to integrate science education, applied research, and leadership development through year-round educational programs and a seasonal, environmentally sustainable island community. Through experiential education programs and research opportunities in STEM disciplines we aim to excite people about doing science and about being leaders in the next wave of scientific discovery and environmental conservation.

We are currently hiring in multiple departments for our 2022 season. For specific details on individual positions (including pay and length of season) please visit


Required Application Materials: Applications are due on a rolling basis unless otherwise indicated in the specific job description. We will continue to review applications until the position has been filled.

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant experience
  • Resumé or CV, which includes contact information for two references. We want a complete picture of you so don’t be afraid to include details that may not pertain directly to this job.
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic/industry professional who can speak to your strengths, abilities, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Copies of any relevant certifications

Application Submission: Please submit all parts of your application on our hiring portal at


Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Seasonal

Pay: $530.00 – $825.00 per week

COVID-19 considerations:
There are many complications related to planning and running in-person programming on Hurricane Island in the time of Covid. At this time, we fully intend to move forward with hiring for 2022. It is important to note that circumstances and decision making connected to Covid may require changes to the start date and overall hiring status for seasonal employees. We will make every effort to keep seasonal staff applicants and hires informed about Board decisions that impact the status of our 2022 on island season and our ability to offer employment.

About Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Established in 2009, the Hurricane Island Center for Science & Leadership delivers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) experiential education programs lasting 2-10 days for youth ages 11- 18. Our mission is to integrate science education, applied research, and leadership development through year-round educational programs and a seasonal environmentally-sustainable island community.

We inspire individuals to become impassioned change leaders and informed citizens in confronting current and future environmental challenges. Our research agenda focuses on answering local high priority questions and increasing scientific capacity regionally. We pursue initiatives that increase our knowledge through the scientific process, and the knowledge gained then informs communities and empowers people to take action.