The Clearwater is now accepting applications for the position of Sailing Trainee for one month periods during the 2024 season (April-October). Under the direction of the First Mate, Sailing Trainees carry out the daily operations of the vessel, both during maintenance periods and underway, education or otherwise. They work closely with the volunteers in this capacity. As an entry-level position, Sailing Trainees are expected to take initiative to educate themselves in all aspects of vessel operations, safety and seamanship. Trainees are encouraged, but not required, to advance their skills and learn the skills of the professional crew (Mates/ Engineer/ Bosun/ Deckhand). This is a live aboard position. Compensation starts at $160 per five-day work week.
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.