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.

Grant Writer

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is seeking a flexible part-time Grant Writer to join the team on a consultant basis. The Grant Writer will support Clearwater’s development efforts with a focus on private, family, and corporate foundations, as well as state and federal government funding sources.  Duties include managing Clearwater’s grant planning, research, and writing.   Click here for a full job description.

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter, and 1 writing sample to:

Erin Macchiaroli, Director of Operations at

Clearwater Festival Administrator

The Clearwater Festival (aka The Great Hudson River Revival) is the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, bringing together major musical acts and Clearwater’s own brand of green activism for a unique weekend every June. Clearwater Festival 2019, which will take place on June 15 and 16, on the banks of the Hudson River at beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY is seeking an experienced Festival Administrator.

The Festival Administrator is a seasonal position (March 2019-June 2019) and will work out of the Clearwater office located at 724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY 12508. This position reports to the Festival Director and works collaboratively with the Clearwater staff and Revival Planning Committee (RPC). For a full job description click here.

The hours for this position are Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm from March thru June 2019. The position is available immediately. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to

2019 Crew Positions

SPRING Sailing Crew (March/April – July)

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all deck positions (1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Cook, Engineer, Bos’un, Deckhand, Educator/Deckhand, and Trainees) for the Spring 2019 season. 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.

See detailed job descriptions here: Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to: