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Executive Director


Do you want to work for a fantastic organization making a difference in young people's lives? Are you a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment? Then Bytown Brigantine, Tall Ships Adventure might be the place for you!

Bytown Brigantine Inc. (BBI), is a well-established, not-for-profit, registered
charitable organization founded in 1984. The Organization’s “Tall Ships
Adventure” Academy is an inspected Ontario private secondary school. The
Organization is dedicated to providing education, training and a demanding
environment to allow young people to develop qualities of leadership and self-
reliance through the medium of sailing vessels.

BBI, together with the Municipality of Brockville are the founders and only two
members in Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing, a charity that operates the 33,000
sq’ experiential discovery centre designed to inspire curiosity through four
streams including nautical sciences and sail training. BBI is also a founding
member of the Tall Ships Canada Association.

As a tall ship sail training organization, BBI operates a variety of year-round programs designed
for youth and adults (individuals, community groups and schools) offering adventure, education
and character-building experiences. Headquartered in Ottawa, BBI programs are carried out
aboard the brigantines Black Jack and Fair Jeanne on the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers, to
the Great Lakes and Eastern Seaboard. Winter work parties, courses, and leadership programs
are conducted ashore, at our headquarters in Ottawa, or in Brockville. Programs range from
summer adventure camps and voyages, Ontario high school open credits, and BBI structured
training leading to Transport Canada certifications.



BBI is currently searching for a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director to: enact its
strategy of expanding its sail training programming beyond the summer months to include
schools and groups in the spring and fall; expand our high school programs beyond summer
utilizing the recently approved flexibility of hybrid on-line/in person courses from September to
June; act as the Head of School (no special certification required) for the Bytown Brigantine
Adventure Academy; and manage the day to day operations of the Foundation.
This individual has a passion for BBI’s mission of youth development through adventure. The
Executive Director regularly interacts with Board members, Fleet Captain, Fleet Maintenance
Technician, Registrar, teachers, Auxiliary (volunteers), parents, and industry partners. Reporting
to the President and responding to the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive
Director is responsible for the overall smooth organization and implementation Bytown
Brigantine (BBI) functions.


For more information about the key functions: view this document.

At Tall Ships Adventures, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees, participants and volunteers feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to make better experiences for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

We invite qualified applicants to submit their cover letter and resume demonstrating their
suitability for this position by email to:




A Lot of opportunities for career advancement (they need you!)


Spending time in the outdoors


A sense of adventure and travel opportunities worldwide


Variety in day to day work


Universal skills give you the opportunity for career flexibility


Job Security


Competitive wages $$$


Great employee benefits

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