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.

Educator/Deckhand (Spring Season)

Description: Educator/deckhands live aboard our sailing vessel and assist in providing Clearwater’s onboard environmental educational programs. Responsibilities include: teaching education stations, monitoring the fish tank, maintaining fish logs, handling sails and docklines, and participating in regular maintenance of the traditional sailing vessels. Educator/deckhands work closely with the volunteers in these capacities.  Preference is for applicants to have a background in environmental studies, education, or a related field.

As an entry-level learner position, employees are expected to take initiative to educate themselves in all aspects of Hudson River ecology, vessel operations, safety and seamanship

Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter to

Onboard Education Coordinators (Mystic Whaler)

April – June

Live aboard the sloop Clearwater or the schooner Mystic Whaler, and lead three-hour education programs daily! Educators train volunteers and crew to teach learning stations, operate/maintain a trawl net and other education equipment. They also coordinate program content between schools, volunteers and staff. More Info.

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

Crew Positions

Spring Sailing Crew

April 2018 through November 2018

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all deck positions (1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Cook, Engineer, Bos’un, Deckhand/Educator and Trainees) for the Spring and Fall 2017 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: Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to