We’ve found her! Welcome Captain Christa Miller-Shelley.
We have a full boat at the moment, but please send us your inquiry and interest for future openings.
Deckhands onboard Adventure are responsible for:
• safe and proper operation of the vessel during sailing evolutions;
• ongoing maintenance of the vessel;
• delivering educational curriculum;
• welcoming guests on board and proactively engaging with passengers;
• participating in dockside and community events.
As a deckhand, you must be willing to positively represent Adventure to the public, participate in all aspects of shipboard life (such as chores, sail prep, sailing, interfacing with the public, merchandise, maintenance, stowing gear, drills and training, etc). You will be living and working aboard the historic schooner Adventure with up to 9 other crew members and volunteers.
Deckhands may be assigned ancillary roles such as Purser, Bosun, and Educational Liaison based on skills and interest. These roles will include additional pay and responsibilities.
All crew will report directly to the Captain and mate. Paid crew will work closely with volunteer crew and land-based staff members to create the overall Adventure experience.
Program & Itinerary:
Adventure sails from June – September each year, doing a combination of public, educational charter and community sails. This summer we will be striving to offer free sails to local people from marginalized and underserved sectors of the community, as part of our belief that Adventure belongs to all of Gloucester and Cape Ann.
In 2023, Adventure will sail Wednesdays through Sundays, one or two sails per day. We also seek to expand access to the public through increased deck tours and public interface. Transits to other ports will be determined in consultation with the captain.
• 18 years or older
• Physical ability to participate in activities, haul, climb, balance, lift, stoop, kneel, sit
• Fully vaccinated plus booster before the season begins.
• Must pass pre-employment drug test
Because Adventure currently does multiple short sails per day, this is a great opportunity to build and practice core skills. Each season we welcome one or two crew members with zero experience and introduce them to the world of tall ship sailing.
We are also looking for a ship’s engineer. We have a year-round (non-sailing) engineer who can train someone with moderate experience and help them grow their skills.
Compensation & Benefits:
Pay starts at $350 per week and increases depending on role and experience.
All meals and on-board lodging provided, as well as valuable training in sailing and education.
How to Apply
Contact Person: Stuart Siegel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Requirements: Resume, References, Cover Letter
We are always looking for able-bodied volunteers for next season. Please send inquiries to: email@example.com