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2021 Sailing Crew Positions

The Clearwater is now accepting applications for the positions of Second Mate, Engineer, Bosun, Cook, Deckhand and Educator Deckhands for the 2021 sailing season (Pro Crew – April 5 thru September 19. Educator Deckhands are a two month position rotating throughout the season ). For detailed job descriptions of all crew positions Click here.

As a crew member, you will be working as part of a team 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 teaching or sailing experience are preferred. Applicants should have strong communication skills, an active interest in education and an ability to work and 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 send their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to:


Onboard Education Coordinator

The Onboard Education Coordinator is a full time live aboard position beginning on April 3rd and runs through the end of October. Due to COVID-19, Clearwater’s programming schedule will look different from a traditional year. Clearwater seeks an Onboard Education Coordinator that can be flexible as we navigate these uncharted waters; and be prepared to jump in and assist with virtual, onboard, and onland education programming as needed. To read the full description click here.

Candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to before March 5th.