The Clearwater is now accepting applications for the position of Deckhand for the 2024 season (April-October). Under the direction of the First Mate, the Deckhand is responsible for the daily vessel operations, during maintenance periods and underway. The Deckhand takes part in the implementation of education programming. The Deckhand is expected to take initiative to educate themselves in all aspects of vessel operations, safety and seamanship. The Deckhand may act as relief Engineer or relief Cook and is encouraged to train to become a relief mate. This is a live aboard position. Compensation is based on experience and starts at $500 per five-day work week.

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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 via email to [email protected], with the job title in the subject line.