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.


Clearwater Vessel Captain                                                                                                
March through October 2015

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 March 2015 to October 2015, with the possibility of a year round position.

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


Crew Positions
July through November 2015

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all deck positions (1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Cook, Engineer, Bosun, Deckhand and Apprentices) for the Fall 2015 season (July through November 2015). 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


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