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.

Director of Development

The Director of Development, 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.

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To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to:

Erin Macchiaroli, Director of Operations at

2019 Crew Positions

Fall Sailing Crew (July/August – November)

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all onboard positions:

  • 1st Mate
  • 2nd Mate
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Bos’un
  • Deckhand
  • Educator/Deckhand
  • Sailing Trainee

See detailed job descriptions for all positions here:

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.  All crew are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Compensation includes room and board.

Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to: