Oregon Sea Grant is one of 34 university-based programs in the National Sea Grant College Program. Housed at Oregon State University, Oregon Sea Grant has employees on campus in Corvallis, at Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and at other Extension Service offices along the coast.

Research suggests that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they are confident they meet 100% of the listed qualifications. We strongly encourage all interested individuals to apply for positions with Oregon Sea Grant, and allow us to evaluate the demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities using an intentional equity lens. For more information about Oregon Sea Grant, check out our strategic plan and organizational structure.

If you have questions about a specific search, please contact the search committee chair.


Current Openings

There are no current opportunities. New positions will be added as searches are announced.

Oregon Coast STEM Hub Coordinator

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub (OCSH) is a regional cross-sector collaborative that works to improve and guide integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in Oregon coastal communities. This Hub is a collective impact partnership that is overseen by Oregon Sea Grant and is part of a larger statewide network of STEM Hubs funded and supported by the Oregon Department of Education. The OCSH is currently seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Coordinator who will support the OCSH Director with educator professional development, community events, and student activities to support HUB initiatives such as STEM Early Learning and Career Connected Learning (job shadows, internships, etc.). This position is based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC), which houses the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, researchers, educators, and resource managers from Oregon State University, Oregon Sea Grant and state and federal agencies.

Recently Closed

Education Program Assistant 1 (Seasonal)

This recruitment will be used to fill 1-2 seasonal (March – September) Education Program Assistant 1 positions. The Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center is a museum/aquarium open to the public. It is through this facility that many of the Oregon Sea Grant Extension marine education programs are delivered. A wide variety of workshops, field trips, short courses, and events are offered for the public, school teachers, K-12 students, and other youth groups.

The Education Program Assistant 1 (Marine Educator) presents marine science labs and programs for the K-12 school audience and other youth and family groups. This position carries out and assists with a variety of field trips, labs, youth programs, public events and provides other education assistance as needed, including planning and leading activities for summer day camps, and driving campers in twelve passenger vans. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.


Coordinator - Research and Scholars

This position is being filled on a temporary basis to cover while an employee is on protected leave. The position is anticipated to end on August 31, 2024, or upon return of the on-leave employee.  The Coordinator will support development and execution of Oregon Sea Grant’s competitive research process, coordinate the Student Scholars Program, prepare proposal and project budgets related to National Sea Grant Office funding, assess and write outcome reports related to that funding, and manage the program development process and projects. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position based in Corvallis.

Positions elsewhere

For more information about careers in the marine sciences, including interviews with leading marine scientists from across the Sea Grant network, visit the Sea Grant Marine Careers site.