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.

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Administrative Associate

Clearwater is currently seeking a full time Administrative Associate to join our fast paced, environmentally-minded team. The Administrative Associate will be a hybrid in-person/remote position working several days a week at our offices at 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508. The main areas of focus are financial bookkeeping, general administrative support, facilities maintenance, and management of Clearwater’s online store.

For a full job description, click here.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to erin@clearwater.org.

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Communications Coordinator

We are currently seeking a full time Communications Coordinator to join our fast paced team. The Communications Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Director of Development & Marketing and in conjunction with the interdepartmental staff communications team. This position includes a competitive paid time-off package and health benefits. This is a hybrid in-person/remote position; working a few days per week at Clearwater’s main office located at 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508.

For a full job description, click here.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to erin@clearwater.org.

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2022 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.

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Sloop Captain

The Captain of the sloop Clearwater is responsible for the safety and well-being of crew and passengers, and for the safe and efficient operation and management of the vessel. The Captain will oversee a crew of 10-16 experienced hands, apprentices, and volunteers, to sail a solid schedule of onboard education programs for schools, educational groups, adult programs and members. The Captain is an ambassador of Clearwater’s environmental agenda and acts accordingly.

Required certifications: 100 Ton Inland Masters license with a sailing endorsement and a FCC Radio License.

For a full job description click here.

Please send a cover letter and resume to erin@clearwater.org.

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Onboard Program Coordinator

Clearwater is currently looking to fill one of our two Onboard Program Coordinator positions for the second half of the 2022 sailing season (August-October). Onboard Program Coordinators alternate weeks living 7 days onboard the sloop Clearwater with 3 days the following week spent remotely or in Clearwater’s
office in Beacon, NY.

The Onboard Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to lead Clearwater’s Sailing Classroom Program, which includes training and managing volunteers, corresponding with teachers, and teaching two 3-hour education sails per day for groups ranging from fourth graders to adults. Onboard
Program Coordinators similarly lead public and charter sails which are scheduled more sporadically. When in the office, Program Coordinators recruit volunteers, prepare education materials, and work on other projects to enhance Clearwater’s educational programming.

For a full job description click here.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Ruthie Gold, Educator@clearwater.org with the subject line “Onboard Program Coordinator.”

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Tideline Program Educators

We are currently hiring part-time educators for this land-based education program conducted at Esopus Meadows Preserve and other locations along the river. Hours will be part-time and the schedule will depend on student numbers, time of year, and program demand. Therefore, flexibility is key. Our busiest time of year is April-June, and mid-September to late October (virtually every weekday for those months).

Click here for the full job description.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Tideline Program Director, Eli Schloss at eli@clearwater.org.