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.


Onboard Education Coordinator

Clearwater is seeking an Onboard Education Coordinator for our 2020 sailing season (Late March-Late September). The Education Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to lead Clearwater’s Sailing Classroom Program, which includes training and managing volunteers, corresponding with teachers, and emceeing two 3-hour education sails per day for groups ranging from fourth graders to adults. Education Coordinators also lead public and charter sails. Onboard Education Coordinators alternate weeks, living 7 days on the sloop Clearwater, and spending 3 days of the following week in our office in Beacon. When in the office, Education Coordinators recruit volunteers, prepare education materials, and work on projects to enhance Clearwater’s educational programming. For more information click here and to download an application click here.


2020 Crew Positions

Spring Sailing Crew

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: http://www.clearwater.org/the-sloop/crew/.

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 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: crewapps@clearwater.org.