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Employment Opportunities

Join the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation! We are a dynamic, growing educational non-profit organization that built, owns, and operates, Kalmar Nyckel, the majestic Tall Ship of Delaware – a full scale historic replica of the ship that founded New Sweden in 1638 – and serves as an icon for the State of Delaware.

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation employs full-time, part-time and seasonal staff in such areas as education, sailing crew, administration and event planning. 


The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion strengthen our organization and the community and world around us. Thank you for your interest!

Current Opening

Assistant Director of Education, full time

SUPERVISOR:  Director of Education 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:  The Assistant Director of Education is primarily responsible for the delivery of the Foundation’s education mission through on-site, off-site, and virtual program implementation as well as overall management of the KNF education programs.  Target audiences include students, schools, community youth groups, families, and the general public. The Assistant Director enhances the reputation of Kalmar Nyckel Foundation within the regional education community.


1.     Manage distribution of KNF educational programs and content using the Ship, the Copeland Maritime Center and campus, as well as off-site school and other venues and electronic media;

2.     In keeping with Director’s annual management objectives and goals, market, book, and oversee implementation of school field trips and other group visits to the Ship and Copeland Maritime Center, as well as off-site school, virtual, and other programming;

3.     Teach KNF educational programs to a broad range of students and adults from diverse backgrounds;

4.     Assure adequate delivery capacity to achieve goals, including volunteer recruitment, training, retention, and recognition;

5.     Assist Director to develop new sources of funding for education programs;

6.     Assist Director to develop and refresh high quality educational content inspired by the tall ship Kalmar Nyckelas well as Delaware’s maritime heritage and Wilmington’s riverfront; 

7.     Assist Director, in liaison with Department of Education and relevant professional associations, to maintain expertise in curriculum standards used by potential client audiences for KNF educational and historical programs to ensure that programs are germane to those audiences;

8.     Develop and monitor customer feedback for continuous improvement;

9.     Enhance the reputation of KNF as a valued participant in the relevant scholarly community.

10.  Model and assure the exemplification of the KNF Code of Conduct and Child Safety Policy throughout the KNF education programs.


Minimum Qualifications:

·       At least three (3) to five (5) years of classroom teaching experience (or comparable), plus experience in program development and implementation, curriculum development and technology integration;

·       Grant writing a plus;

·       Master’s Degree in Education or relevant field experience preferred, with indication of serious interest in scholarship.

Eligibile applicants: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Info@KalmarNyckel.org by Friday, April 23, 2021.

Kalmar Nyckel : About Us : Employment Opportunities

Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel was a "Dutch Pinnace," a new class of gun-armed merchant ship that could also serve as a naval vessel?

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