The Clearwater is now accepting applications for the position of Cook for the 2024 season (April-October). The Cook is responsible for planning and serving three well-balanced meals per day for all crew. Meals must be planned within budget limitations and time constraints, taking into account special dietary needs and with a preference for local and sustainable food. The Cook maintains adequate provisions including propane supplies. They work closely with the Captain and Mate on meal scheduling and provisioning. The galley equipment and cooking utensils must be properly cleaned and maintained, and the galley properly stowed. The Cook is expected to participate on deck when necessary. They are expected to train the crew in relief Cook duties. The Cook is expected to develop a working knowledge of the vessel and emergency procedures. This is a live aboard position. Compensation is based on experience and starts at $520 per five-day work week.

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service, Crew


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.
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.

About Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., is a non-profit membership organization that for
over 50 years has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as a champion
of the Hudson River. As an organization, Clearwater inspires lifelong stewardship of the
Hudson and its watershed by connecting people of all ages with the living river. The
organization owns and operates the 106' Sloop Clearwater, recognized as America’s
Environmental Flagship, on the Hudson River and New York Harbor. Clearwater’s
unique approach to public outreach has made the sloop a symbol of grassroots action
through hands-on learning, activism, and celebration.

Application Instructions

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected], with the job title in the subject line