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.
Onboard Education Coordinator
We are accepting applications for the Onboard Education Coordinator positions aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and our sister-ship, the Schooner Mystic Whaler. The primary responsibilities of the Education Coordinators are leading Clearwater’s Sailing Classroom Program for up to 50 passengers twice daily, coordinating with teachers, and training new crew/volunteers. Teaching experience, a strong work ethic, and flexibility are required. Sailing experience, musical ability, and a general knowledge of river ecology are helpful. These are exciting outdoor teaching, sailing, and leadership positions for 3 or 8 months. Education Coordinators are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.
For more information about the Onboard Education Coordinator Positions: http://www.clearwater.org/about/job-opportunities/onboard-educator/
To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Attn: Education Director
724 Wolcott Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508
Winter Crew for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Through March, 2017
Under the direction of the maintenance coordinator, the winter crew will participate in a variety of maintenance tasks needed to keep a historic wooden vessel sailing. Such tasks may include: sanding, painting, varnishing, cleaning, organizing, moving wood, shoveling snow, breaking ice, and various small carpentry projects. The winter crew should be ready to work long hours outside in the cold. Living space at a crew apartment and a limited food budget are included. There is no cook hired for the winter, so the maintenance coordinator and crew decide together whether to have shared or individual meals with the allotted funds.
Applicants must have a willingness to work in the cold. Experience with paint, varnish, woodworking, and power tools are highly preferred.
Apply by resume to
Contact Name: CLEARWATER
Tel: (845) 265-8080 x7163
May 2017 through November 2017
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 2017 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: http://www.clearwater.
Watercraft Inspection Stewards
We are currently accepting applications for watercraft inspection stewards that will work at boat launches in Croton, Esopus, Haverstraw, Ossining, Peekskill, and Staatsburg. Stewards are responsible for inspecting boats before launching and after exiting the water, removing any plant/animal hitchhikers and disposing of them properly, conducing boater-habit surveys and collecting survey data, and providing boaters with information about invasive species prevention and clean boating practices. Stewards work Friday–Sunday between May 22 and September 4. You must be at least 18 years of age, and have a reliable cell phone and a valid class D drivers license to apply.
Traveling Watercraft Inspection Steward
We are currently accepting applications for a traveling watercraft inspection steward that will travel between boat launches in Esopus, Kingston, Saugerties and Staatsburg. The steward will be responsible for inspecting boats before launching and after exiting the water, removing any plant/animal hitchhikers and disposing of them properly, conducing boater-habit surveys and collecting survey data, and providing boaters with information about invasive species prevention and clean boating practices. Stewards work Thursday–Sunday between May 22 and September 4. You must be at least 18 years of age, and have a reliable cell phone and a valid class D drivers license to apply. Travel expenses are included.