Here are the current open positions, start dates, and boarding ports: Hawaiian Chieftain: Engineer, 4/22/2014, Crescent City, CA; Captain, 6/4/2014, Aberdeen, WA; Mate, 6/4/2014, Aberdeen, WA; Cook, 8/9/2014, Coupeville, WA; Education Coordinator, 8/29/2014, Kirkland, WA; Bosun, 9/1/2014, Kirkland, WA; Purser, 9/16/2014, Antioch, CA. Lady Washington: Captain, 4/24/2014, Crescent City, CA; Engineer, 6/23/2014, Aberdeen, WA; Mate, 8/16/2014, Bremerton, WA; Education Coordinator, 8/27/2014, Kirkland, WA; Bosun, 9/17/2014, Aberdeen, WA; Purser, 9/17/2014, Aberdeen, WA; Cook, 10/21/2014, San Francisco.
For qualifications and application instructions, see the information below.
As part of our professional crew, you can experience the adventure of touring west coast ports by tall ship, accruing inland and near coastal sea time quickly, meeting many other traditional mariners as part of a large crew, and further developing your knowledge and skills as a marlinspike sailor.
All positions require a positive attitude, teamwork, strong work ethic, comfort working aloft, and the ability to respond calmly and safely in all situations. Crews live aboard and participate in daily housekeeping, routine maintenance, sailing in all conditions, teaching education programs, safety drills, and cross-crew training. Excellent passenger interaction skills are a must. We offer a monthly stipend, health insurance after 90 days, room, and board, as well as the adventure of a lifetime.
We are currently looking for exceptional people for the following professional crew positions:
This position requires a 100-ton near coastal Masters license with a sail or auxiliary sail endorsement. Experience on traditional vessels preferred. The Master is responsible for the safety of crew, passengers, and the vessel at all times, and working with the Mate to maintain a positive and professional experience for all aboard.
This position requires a 100-ton near coastal Masters license with a sail or auxiliary sail endorsement. Experience on traditional vessels preferred. The Mate is responsible for carrying out the Master’s orders safely, maintaining a well-trained crew, and working with the Master to maintain a positive and professional experience for all aboard.
Knowledge of diesel engines, generators, electrical, hydraulic, and shipboard systems required. An Engineers license is not required.
Knowledge of traditional and modern vessel maintenance required. Ability to track multiple projects, organize and train work crews is essential.
Experience with MS Office (especially Excel), handling money, sales receipts, inventory control, and accurate record keeping required. Experience in accounting, retail or hospitality a plus.
Experience teaching and/or working with the public required. Experience working with youth ages 8 to 12 a plus.
Previous professional cooking experience or similar required. Maritime experience preferred. Our focus is on nourishing food (the crews work hard and need a balanced diet) that is delicious, healthy, and on time.
If you have questions about any of the position responsibilities or requirements, please contact us. We do consider applicants without maritime experience. If you are not currently a sailor but would like to work for us, the best route to a paid position is to volunteer with us.