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 go to Clearwater. org/job opportunities.

Tagged as: Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Background in education, environment studies, or related fields
Experience teaching and managing volunteers
Knowledge of the Hudson River and estuary topics
Public speaking with large groups, customer service skills
Ability to think on your feet and adapt programming to changing conditions
Curiosity and a desire to learn more about the environment & history of the Hudson River
Sailing and/or musical experience is a plus
Ability to thrive in communal living environment
Enthusiasm working outdoors

Required Skills:

Onboard Program Coordinators are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.
COVID vaccinated required

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

Send a resume and cover letter to Ruthie Gold, [email protected] with the subject line “Onboard Program Coordinator” by July 15, 2022.