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Chief Mate
starting March 2021
Posted by: Lynx Educational Foundation on December 8, 2019
Category: Deck: Licensed

Lynx is seeking a full time Chief Mate. Eligible applicants should have ample experience with both sailing historically rigged vessels and effectively managing a crew. Square topsail experience is preferred, but not required. Lynx is an educationally focused vessel requiring enthusiasm towards the management and execution of our educational mission. Lynx travels north and south with the seasons. As such, eligible applicants should have experience sailing in offshore waters. The chief mate is the leading example of conduct and professionalism onboard the vessel; strong moral and professional values are required. Position would begin in February, with a minimum 9 month commitment.

Lynx is a non-profit educational platform. Her programming ranges from 2 hour ed. sails with all ages, to week long summer programs with high schoolers.  Public promotional day sails and charters as well as deck tours are also staples in our regular operations. Lynx operates year-round in ports ranging the east coast. Nantucket, Massachusetts is our summer home port and St. Petersburg, Florida our winter port. Numerous other stops along the coast are included but vary from year to year. This position would begin during a maintenance period in Brunswick, GA followed by local operations and a transit north.

The Chief mate is responsible for the daily conduct and operations of the vessel. This role works in close communication and collaboration with the captain to develop goals and maintain a safe and supportive work environment. He/She directs a team of crew members with varying skill sets and responsibilities.  He/She oversees sailing operations, calling the deck and maintaining safe and enthusiastic sailing. Sustaining a maintenance schedule and record and ensuring the structural and physical quality of the vessel is also lead by the chief mate.  The chief mate is the leading example of conduct and professionalism onboard the vessel. This individual must both lead by example and have the tact and professionalism to confront and resolve any issues that arise.  This position also involves handling public relations and resolving any passenger concerns.

Eligible applicants should have a robust understanding of the mechanisms and skills involved in sailing and maintaining a historically rigged vessel.

Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and an attention towards clear communication.

This individual should possess strong teaching skills and the patience and ability to guide new crew through learning the ropes.

Experience sailing offshore and leading a watch is required.

A USCG 100 ton masters or mates license is required.

A passport is required.

Experience sailing with both square and fore-and-aft rigged sails is preferred.

Required certifications:
License: Mate, 100t, Near Coastal
Passport required

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Specifications

Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Nantucket, MA
Sparred Length: 122'
LOA: 78'
LOD: 76'
LWL: 72'
Draft: 9'
Beam: 23'
Rig height: 94'
Freeboard: 5'
Sail Area: 4669 square feet
Tons: 94
Hull: wood
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