The Tideline program is a multi-disciplinary program that explores all the different aspects of our estuary. The goal of the program is to connect students with their local environment, to challenge them to understand how our daily lives affect the estuary, and to teach them how to become an active citizen to protect the environment.
Clearwater employs 6 full season professional crew (First Mate, Second Mate, Engineer, Bosun, Deckhand and Cook) for four-month contracts and 4 partial season crew (Sailing Trainees and Educator Deckhands). In addition to pay, room and board, crew members receive two days off per week. All crew members are expected to develop a thorough knowledge of the vessel, safety standards and emergency procedures.
Under the direction of the maintenance coordinator, a winter deckhand will participate in a variety of maintenance tasks needed to keep a historic wooden sailing vessel. Such tasks may include: sanding, painting, varnishing, cleaning, organizing, moving wood, shoveling snow, breaking ice, and various small carpentry projects. The right applicant may also get a chance to work closely with the professional shipwrights rebuilding parts of the Sloop.
The Captain of the sloop Clearwater is responsible for the safety and well-being of crew and passengers, and for the safe and efficient operation and management of the vessel. The captain is the ultimate authority on the vessel, commanding respect and attention from all crew and passengers at all times. Clearwater tradition, seafaring tradition and legalities dictate the extent of the Captain’s command.
The Onboard Education Coordinator of the sloop Clearwater is a full time live aboard position beginning on April 3rd and runs through the end of October. Due to COVID-19, Clearwater’s programming schedule will look different from a traditional year. Clearwater seeks an Onboard Education Coordinator that can be flexible as we navigate these uncharted waters; and be prepared to jump in and assist with virtual, onboard, and onland education programming as needed.
The Program Director plans, implements and manages Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s educational programs, and actively participates in strategic planning, grant development and administration. Like all members of Clearwater’s staff, the Program Director is expected to project the organization’s philosophy of care and concern for the environment when interacting with the public and Clearwater volunteers.
The Onboard Education Coordinator is a full time live aboard position beginning on April 3rd and runs through the end of October. Due to COVID-19, Clearwater’s programming schedule will look different from a traditional year. Clearwater seeks an Onboard Education Coordinator that can be flexible. Candidates must love to teach, be enthusiastic about outdoor work, and there's a strong preference for a background in environmental studies, folk music, and community living.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is currently accepting applications for multiple crew positions involved with sailing the sloop and running our onboard education program (Cook, Engineer, Deckhand, Educator/Deckhand, and Sailing Trainees). Crew work as part of a team of 10-18 people (some volunteers) delivering Clearwater’s education program to thousands of 4th-12th graders and adults each year. Applicants with prior educational/sailing experience are preferred.
The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been providing students of the Hudson Valley with hands on environmental experiences sailing on the river for almost 50 years. Clearwater sails daily on the Hudson River from April until the end of October, and the Mystic Whaler with us from April until the end of June, running a variety of programs for students of all ages. These are outdoor, environmental education teaching positions on historic sailing ships.