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.
Educator/Deckhand (Spring Season)
As an entry-level learner position, employees are expected to take initiative to educate themselves in all aspects of Hudson River ecology, vessel operations, safety and seamanship
Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter to email@example.com.
Onboard Education Coordinators (Mystic Whaler)
April – June
Live aboard the sloop Clearwater or the schooner Mystic Whaler, and lead three-hour education programs daily! Educators train volunteers and crew to teach learning stations, operate/maintain a trawl net and other education equipment. They also coordinate program content between schools, volunteers and staff. More Info.
May 2018 through August 2018
Clearwater is currently accepting applications for Watercraft Inspection Stewards, as part of our Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Stewards will work Friday–Sunday beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend. Steward responsibilities include (but are not limited to) inspecting boats for aquatic hitchhikers before they enter and after the exit the Hudson River, educating the public about clean boating practices, and surveying the Lower Hudson Valley for aquatic invasive species via shoreline or kayak.
Spring Sailing Crew
April 2018 through November 2018
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.