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NOTE: The following listings appeared in the most recent issue of Marlinspike. They were active as of April 1, 2017. Additional listings appear frequently on our facebook page.

CAPTAIN  
Schooner Bowdoin
Maine Maritime Academy in Castine seeks a Full-Time Master for day-to-day maintenance and efficient operation of Bowdoin, a two-masted auxiliary schooner, including operation, maintenance, safety, and cleanliness.  This is a “hands on” position.  Employee operates multiple Academy small craft.  Employee provides input for budget and report preparation. Employee has a high degree of public contact representing the Academy.  Teaching Academy students is required.  Employee must be prepared to be away from the Academy on vessel charters for extended periods.
Applicants must provide a current Drug-Free screening certificate and submit to a criminal background check.  
For complete position descriptions and application instructions, including an application form, please visit http://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/.

CAPTAINS
Maine Windjammer Cruises
National Landmark pure-sail schooners.  Three to six-day cruises along the Maine coast with 6 to 29 passengers. Responsible for all vessel operations. Successful candidates will be licensed and experienced in traditional vessels and committed to the comfort and safety of our passengers. Season April 1 to end of October. Possible year-round employment depending on skills.
To apply complete online job application at: http://www.mainewindjammercruises.com/index.cfm/connect/application-form/.  
Resumes & Cover Letters to: Jobs@mainewindjammercruises.com  Deckhand, Cook & Apprentice positions also available.

CHIEF MATE
Schooner Bowdoin
Position is from May 1 to November 17.
Applicants must provide a current Drug-Free screening certificate and submit to a criminal background check.  For complete position descriptions and application instructions, including an application form, please visit http://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/.
 
FIRST MATE / BOSUN
Schooner Spike Africa
Licensed first mate with basic bosunry skills for the 2017 season (May-August). You will be sailing as the mate with one or two deckhands on day sails and occasionally a multi-day sail.  Applicants should have strong communication skills, a desire to interact with guests and be willing and able to handle sail.  Crew members typically work 40 hours/week between sailing and minor maintenance. All employees working in safety-sensitive positions are required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and will be enrolled in a random testing program for the season. First aid and CPR certifications are required for some positions. Compensation is paid per hour plus gratuity and includes accommodation on the ship.
Applicants should send their resume specifying which positions they are interested in to spikeafrica.office@gmail.com.  
www.sanjuansailcharter.com

CHIEF ENGINEER
Oliver Hazard Perry
DDE required with extensive experience in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and hydraulics.
Join the Perry as she sails to Newfoundland, Greenland, Labrador, and into the Northwest Passage on a four-month voyage. Contract period is from late April through late October, beginning and ending in Newport, RI, and includes six weeks of outfitting and shorter programs around New England.

ASST. ENGINEER
Oliver Hazard Perry
Unlicensed position to assist Chief with extensive troubleshooting and repair experience.
Join the Perry as she sails to Newfoundland, Greenland, Labrador, and into the Northwest Passage on a four-month voyage. Contract period is from late April through late October, beginning and ending in Newport, RI, and includes six weeks of outfitting and shorter programs around New England.

ABLE SEAMAN
Oliver Hazard Perry
AB Deck required with full STCW including RFPNW, and traditional sail experience.
Join the Perry as she sails to Newfoundland, Greenland, Labrador, and into the Northwest Passage on a four-month voyage. Contract period is from late April through late October, beginning and ending in Newport, RI, and includes six weeks of outfitting and shorter programs around New England.

MEDICAL OFFICER / DECKHAND 
Oliver Hazard Perry
Minimum of EMT preferred, with real, hands-on medical experience, as well as ability to stand watch as a deckhand. Must be prepared to manage medical conditions in remote locations with extensive on-board medicine chest and shore side advisory services.
Contract period is from late April through late October, beginning and ending in Newport, RI, and includes six weeks of outfitting and shorter programs around New England.

DECKHAND
Schooner Spike Africa
Entry-level deckhand for the 2017 season (May-August). You will be sailing under a captain and first mate on day sails and occasionally a multi-day sail.  Applicants should have strong communication skills, a desire to interact with guests and willing and able to handle sail.  Crew members typically work 40 hours/week between sailing and basic maintenance. All employees working in safety-sensitive positions are required to pass a pre-employment drug screening and will be enrolled in a random testing program for the season. First aid and CPR certifications are required for some positions. Compensation is paid per hour plus gratuity and includes accommodation on the ship.
Applicants should send their resume specifying which positions they are interested in to spikeafrica.office@gmail.com.  
www.sanjuansailcharter.com

SUMMER EDUCATOR
Maine’s First Ship
Maine’s First Ship, www.mfship.org, based in Bath, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of Maine students through the reconstruction of Virginia, the first ship built by English colonists in the New World.
MFS is looking for a carpenter, preferably with boatbuilding experience with a passion for educating middle school students in traditional boat building skills. MFS builds educational programs around the construction of Virginia, promoting woodworking skills, history, and leadership in middle school students from the Midcoast region.
The successful applicant will work with up to 10 middle school students to build wooden boat related projects. Additional qualifications include a good rapport with students and excellent communication skills with visitors and volunteers.
The position is approximately 8 hours /day Monday through Friday for two one-week sessions July 10-21. 20-40 hours of preparation time is negotiable. This position pays $25/hour. MFS is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Maine’s First Ship, P.O. Box 231 Bath, ME 04530
or email mfs1@myfairpoint.net.

MAINTENANCE CREW
Kalmar Nyckel
Kalmar Nyckel is seeking maintenance crew for the period of mid-May through the end of July to do some above-water hull work in Wilmington, DE (mainly scraping/sanding/painting, but could involve some caulking-we’ll teach!).  Tasks also involve moving 50 lb. lead ingots into the bilge.  Great opportunity for crew who may someday want to be a mate to get their foot in the door and learn about Kalmar Nyckel and her programs.  
Room and board is provided in addition to your weekly pay.  And we’ll have a chef on board so you’ll be well fed!  US citizen, and must pass background check and drug test.  
Contact captainsharon@kalmarnyckel.org to apply.

STEWARD
Oliver Hazard Perry
Will be cooking for high-paying guests in a modern and spacious galley. Must be able to provision ship for long range voyaging in remote areas. Good planning and organization required.
Contract period is from late April through late October, beginning and ending in Newport, RI, and includes six weeks of outfitting and shorter programs around New England.

STEWARD / DECKHAND
Schooner Bowdoin
Position is from May 1 to September 25. Applicants must provide a current Drug-Free screening certificate and submit to a criminal background check.  For complete position descriptions and application instructions, including an application form, please visit http://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/.

DOCK MANAGER
Independence Seaport Museum
Reporting to the Vice President of Interpretation and Visitor Experience, the Dock Manager will oversee every aspect of the Museum’s waterfront activities including rental of slip space, coordinating visiting ships, boat rentals, and on-water events such as the Walnut2Walnut Challenge. The Dock Manager will assist in developing new on-water programming in conjunction with the Education Department. This includes expedition programming as well as other rowing, sailing and paddling programs.
To apply:
Send a brief cover letter and your resume in an e-mail to Michael J Flynn at mflynn@phillyseaport.org. No phone calls. b


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