Clearwater acknowledges that the construct of race disproportionally affects Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We reflect and take action to ensure that our organization does not perpetuate white supremacy. Clearwater respects LGBTQIA+ people and we use language and actions that are respectful of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Clearwater celebrates and welcomes members of all race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or identity, physical or mental disability, or age to apply.

If you are interested in volunteering with Clearwater, onboard the sloop or in another capacity please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.


Environmental Action Director

Clearwater is currently seeking a full time Environmental Action Director to join our fast-paced, environmentally minded team. Clearwater’s Environmental Action Director will identify major environmental issues related to Clearwater’s mission to protect the ecology of the Hudson River and the quality of life of people living in the Hudson River Valley. They will develop strategies, position statements, campaigns, education materials, and programs that assure maximum public outreach and effective action to attain these goals.

The Environmental Action Director will be a hybrid in-person/remote position working several days a week at our offices at 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508. This position is eligible for health benefits and a competitive paid time off policy. The annual salary for this position is $60,000 and includes a competitive paid time off policy, health benefits, and an employer funded life insurance policy.

For a full job description, click here.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to


Sailing Crew

Clearwater employs 6 full season professional crew (First Mate, Second Mate, Engineer, Bosun, Deckhand and Cook) for four-month contracts and 4 partial season crew (Sailing Trainees and Educator Deckhands). In addition to pay, room and board, crew members receive two days off per week. All crew members are expected to develop a thorough knowledge of the vessel, safety standards and emergency procedures. Crew are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to random drug testing throughout the course of their contract. Clearwater crew serve as instructors in the sloop’s education program under the direction of an Onboard Education Coordinator. The crew are joined by 4-6 education volunteers each week with whom they are expected to maintain good rapport throughout the week. For full job descriptions and details on applying, click here.

Applicants must enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds and be able to maintain a work environment that challenges gender stereotypes and is LGBTQ+ affirming. Applicants also must have experience working in, sensitivity to, and appreciation for ethnically diverse viewpoints and different communication styles.

All crew will be required to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as set by the CDC and USCG. Vaccination for COVID-19 is required.