Job Opportunities

Clearwater offers a number of job opportunities. While passion for the Hudson River environment is a key requirement for working at Clearwater, we also strive for diversity and to hire individuals who have an outstanding track record. Employee selection is based on ability to perform required tasks and Equal Employment Opportunity Act provisions. Check back with us often, as we update our Job Opportunities page regularly.

Clearwater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If you are interested in volunteering with Clearwater, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.


Title: Director of Development

The Development Director, in conjunction with the Executive Director, plans, coordinates and manages Clearwater’s fundraising activities including donor development, major-gifts and planned-giving campaigns, membership development/communications and associated activities, grant procurement and fundraising events.  The Development Director is directly responsible for the major gifts program, planned giving and grant development, as well as for developing corporate partnership and sponsorship relationships, and works to initiate and support with fundraising activities carried out by the Board of Directors, especially the Development Committee. The Development Director heads a staff that includes a grant-writer and the Membership and Sloop Club coordinator, and they all work as an integral part of Clearwater’s team.

Please send cover letter and resume via email only to

For  a full job description click here.



Crew Positions
May 2016 through November 2016

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all deck positions (1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Cook, Engineer, Bos’un, Deckhand/Educator and Trainees) for the Spring and Fall 2016 seasons. You will be working with a crew of 10-18 people (some volunteers) delivering Clearwater’s education program to 4th-12th graders as well as occasional programs for adults. Applicants with prior educational/sailing experience are preferred. Applicants should have strong communication skills, an active interest in education and an ability to work/live in a close knit community. Crew members work a 5-day-on, 2-day-off schedule.  All crew are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Compensation includes room and board.

See detailed job descriptions here: Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to