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 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.


Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of Clearwater and, in partnership with the Board of Directors, assures Clearwater’s relevance to the community, it’s effectiveness in meeting its mission, and its accountability to Clearwater’s diverse constituents and donors. For a full job description please click here.

The position is based at Clearwater’s main office at 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY.

Salary commensurate with experience. Clearwater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants should send cover letter and résumé via email only to amy@clearwater.org


Steward Positions

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 FridaySunday 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.

Click here for the full job description. Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which location they’re interested in to invasives@clearwater.org.


Crew Positions

FALL Sailing Crew (mid July-Nov)

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all deck positions (1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Cook, Engineer, Bos’un, Deckhand/Educator and Trainees) for the Fall 2018 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.org/the-sloop/crew/. Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to crewapps@clearwater.org.