Second Mate
Seasonal, starting March 2021 - September 2021
Posted by: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc. on May 29, 2019
Category: Deck: Unlicensed

The Sloop Clearwater sails on the Hudson River, between Albany and NYC, and works to provide innovative environmental education programs, advocacy, and celebrations designed to expand people’s experience, awareness and stewardship of this magnificent natural resource.

Under the direction of the first mate, the second mate carries out daily operations of the vessel as a deckhand/educator, both during maintenance periods and underway, education or otherwise. In addition, the second mate assumes the duties of the first mate in their absence. This includes directing and supervising the crew in safe daily deck operations and maintenance, per orders of the captain. The second mate must also be prepared to act as designated engineer, in the engineer’s absence. The second mate may act as relief cook.

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.

This is a live aboard position.

Apply by submitting cover letter and resume to:

Required certifications:
License: None, Inland


Room, board, laundry, and crew sweatshirt/T-shirt provided.

724 Wolcott Ave, Beacon, NY 12508




Flag: United States of America
Rig: Sloop
Homeport: Beacon, NY
Sparred Length: 106'
LOD: 76' 6
LWL: 67'
Draft: 6' 6
Beam: 24'
Rig height: 108'
Sail Area: 4350 square feet
Tons: 69
Hull: wood
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