Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company Published: August 20, 2019
Bar Harbor, Maine
Job Type
Education / Outreach / Advocacy /

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~ The largest animals on earth are found here. During our more than twenty-five years of operation we have had the great pleasure of taking over 1 million people, from around the world, to see whales in the Gulf of Maine. Every day we strive to provide the highest quality customer service and the very best boats and educational tours in the world. ~

Position Overview

The Naturalist/Guide/Historian (NGH) holds a very important position on the boat as the voice and personality of the tour. In your position you are acting as a representative of the company in providing fun, informative and excellent education, answering questions and entertaining guests.

  • The NGH must be also able to perform the duties of a deckhand.


The following is a list of work goals and responsibilities.

  • All NGHs take supervision from the captain. NGH’s always work closely with the captain in determining the best route for the vessel to maximize passenger satisfaction.
  • When the vessel is underway the NGH serves an important role as a lookout (especially on whale watching or lighthouse trips in restricted visibility) for the captain, listening and looking for other boats.
  • NGHs constantly learn from captains and mates, how to use all vessel equipment, seamanship and proper line tying. NGH’s will fill the role of deckhand on bridge watch or other duties when needed. Report time for NGH’s is the same as crew.
  • NGHs demonstrate familiarity all the safety equipment located on any vessel they are serving on and how to use it.
  • NGHs know the Vessel Security Plan (if applicable) and must complete MARSEC training.
  • NGHs are under the supervision of the lead naturalist who provides direction in the areas of educational content, quality and delivery.
  • NGHs are the play-by-play announcer of the tour and should continually work to keep the passengers informed about where they are, what they are seeing and what to expect.
  • NGHs provide accurate (factual) information and make an effort to answer passenger’s questions on every trip.
  • NGHs constantly work hard to gain more knowledge and improve their narration.
  • NGHs make every effort to keep the bridge and NGH materials clean and orderly and clean their boat stations thoroughly at the end of the day.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email Lead Naturalist Julie Taylor, or mail to Bar Harbor Whale Watch, 1 West St., Bar Harbor, Maine 04609.
  • All Naturalist Positions for 2019 are filled. Applications for 2020 are welcome.

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