Employment with Ocean Exploration Trust

Interested in joining a dynamic team dedicated to ocean exploration and education? Opportunities to join the Ocean Exploration Trust and E/V Nautilus in a professional position are posted here when available. 

​Ocean Exploration Trust Mission​​​​

The E/V Nautilus is operated by the non-profit organization Ocean Exploration Trust, founded in 2008 by Dr. Robert Ballard to engage in pure ocean exploration. Our international programs center on scientific exploration of the seafloor and many of our expeditions are launched from aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. In addition to conducting scientific research, we offer our expeditions to explorers on shore via live video, audio, and data feeds from the field. We also bring educators and students of all ages aboard during E/V Nautilus expeditions, offering them hands-on experience in ocean exploration, research, and communications.​ Learn more about our exploration and education programs at NautilusLive.org.

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Open Opportunities

Full-Time Staff

Director of Data Engineering

The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is seeking an experienced and flexible generalist systems engineer who can manage junior data engineers and contractors to support shoreside and shipboard oceanographic scientific, engineering, and outreach operations. The Director of Data Engineering will lead the team in on-shore development of new software and systems, and the design and stewardship of the OET science and outreach infrastructure. The position includes responsibilities at all levels from physical networking to complex system design. 

It is preferred this position is based in Narragansett, RI, with travel to E/V Nautilus and other platforms as required. Remote work within the continental US will be considered for the right candidate. 

At-Sea Contractors

Video Engineer