Great Lakes Boat Building School

Open Positions – Instructors

Join us in shaping the future of the marine industry workforce! Become part of a growing team in an expanding post-secondary marine training school.  Move your career to a new level by becoming an instructor at Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS).

Located on Lake Huron in Cedarville, Michigan, the School has partnered with ABYC and Mercury Marine to assure the best possible technical training to our students. GLBBS is developing a team of instructors for both the Comprehensive Career Boat Building program and the recently established Marine Service Technology program.  Bring your experience in the maritime industry to students who complete a three-semester one-year program; leading to a certificate in the respective program.  Instructors provide a real-world boat shop environment.  Professional development in teaching and assessment strategies is provided for instructors; as well as opportunities for additional marine industry certifications.

The official job description may be found here.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • At least 3 years relevant marine industry experience specific to either program, e.g. mechanical repair, electrical, marine systems, boat building, etc.
  • Prior experience with outboard, inboard, sterndrive maintenance and repair

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years industry relevant work experience
  • Industry certifications
  • ABYC Certification or ability to be certified within 3 years – Master Technician (funded by GLBBS)

Application Process

Submit your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to

Review of applications will begin as they are received.  The search will be confidential, and references will not be contacted until the applicant has been notified.  Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.

GLBBS is an equal opportunity employer.


About Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is an accredited, non-profit (501 (c)3, private school located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  GLBBS prepares students for rewarding careers in the marine industry by offering 12-month programs Comprehensive Career Boat Building (CCBB) and Marine Service Technology (MST).  The CCBB program has achieved 100% career placement over the last 5 years with alumni working nationally in the wood boat building and restoration industry. The new MST program has garnered an exclusive partnership with Mercury Marine to offer training for students interested in careers as marine technicians. GLBBS is designated as a Marine League school through American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). For more information about GLBBS and it’s programs, please visit