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 his/her 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.

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Winter Apprentices
Monthly, December to March

Winter Apprentices work for one to two months alongside the crew of the Clearwater under the direction of the maintenance coordinator in Kingston, NY. Apprentices are responsible for participating 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. Winter Apprentices should be prepared work long hours outside in the cold. Living space at a crew apartment and a limited food budget are provided, along with a stipend of $100 per week.

Applicants must be willing to work outside in cold weather. Experience doing maintenance projects is a plus, but will train the right person. Eagerness to learn new skills and be a part of the Clearwater community is essential. Click here to apply.

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Onboard Educators – Clearwater and Mystic Whaler 

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is seeking seasonal onboard educators for the 2015 sailing season. The onboard educators implement environmental education programs on the sloop Clearwater and the schooner Mystic Whaler. One 8-month position beginning in mid-March and two 3-month positions beginning early April are available. Send cover letter and resume to eddir@clearwater.org. Please put “onboard educator”  in the subject line and be sure to indicate if you are interested in the 8-month position, one of the 3-month positions, or both. For a complete job description, click here.
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Port Captain/Sloop Liaison (PART-TIME)

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is looking for a Part-Time Port Captain/Sloop Liaison to support the onboard senior captain and crew. The Port Captain will work as a liaison between the boat, its crew, the Clearwater staff, Board of Directors, US Coast Guard, and other outside agencies.

For a full job description, click here.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Office@Clearwater.org

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Clearwater Vessel Captain

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater seeks a qualified captain for the sloop Clearwater . During the sailing season, from early April through mid-November, the Clearwater sails from New York Harbor to Rensselaer with a crew providing environmental education programs to school children, young people, and adults. The start date for the position is any time from December through March 2015.

For a full job description, click here.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Office@Clearwater.org