Chief Mate
Seasonal, starting June 2021 - August 2021
Posted by: St. George’s School on January 27, 2020
Category: Deck: Licensed

St. Georges School based in Middletown, Rhode Island, operates the Sailing School Vessel Geronimo and invites applications for Chief Mate for the Summer of 2021 and beyond.

The trip is from early June to early July. We would consider applicants who are only interested in sailing on the approx. 4-week voyage and those who want to stay throughout the summer

The Geronimo program is a high school semester-at-sea program where students sail as  crew members on a 70′ modern sailing vessel.  On board, students develop navigation, seamanship and leadership skills, and also engage in a long-term population study of sea turtles when in The Bahamas.

This summer, we are sailing from Florida to The Bahamas, then on to Bermuda and Rhode Island. 

Lead a student crew of 8 high school students and participate fully in on-board and ashore activities.

Serve as a watch officer.

Manage the maintenance of the vessel.

Assist with teaching Marine Science and other watch-based skills.

Manage the completion of student’s schoolwork during the school year.

Qualifications include:
– Experience working with high school students in an experiential education setting.
– Ability to serve as a watch officer.
– For Summer: USCG Ocean Mate License preferred.

– For Fall: USCG Near Coastal Mate license required.

– STCW required for international voyages.

– Knowledge and skills to perform maintenance on board.

Required certifications:
License: Mate, 100t, Oceans
STCW: Basic Training
Passport required

Base pay starts at $3600/month for Chief Mate and increases based on licenses and experience.  Assistance with courses related to a USCG-license possible for returning crew.

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Flag: United States of America
Rig: Cutter
Homeport: Newport, Rhode Island
Sparred Length: 69' 8"
LOA: 69' 8"
LOD: 68'
LWL: 53' 11"
Draft: 6' 8" - 13'
Beam: 18' 7"
Rig height: 85' 6"
Freeboard: 5'
Sail Area: 2,091 square feet
Tons: 53
Hull: FRP
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