Deck Hand/ Educator
Seasonal, starting March 2022 - November 2022
Posted by: Sultana Education Foundation on September 24, 2021
Category: Deck: Unlicensed

Deckhand/Educator – Schooner SULTANA
Seasonal, Spring 2022 – Nov 2022

The Sultana Education Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deckhand/Educator aboard the 1768 replica schooner SULTANA based in Chestertown, Maryland and operating on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Responsibilities include vessel operations, maintenance, and serving as an educator in the Foundation’s Environmental Literacy and Public Sail programs. This is a paid position with housing provided in the Foundation’s shoreside Staff Housing Facility in Chestertown. Partial board is also provided with this position. Previous experience in traditional sailing and education are preferred but not required.

The Sultana Education Foundation and the schooner SULTANA will operate in 2022 adhering to current Federal, State and local guidance related to Covid-19. Details will be provided during the application process. Circumstances permitting, the Foundation intends to have deckhand/educators arrive in Chestertown in late Winter for uprigging and maintenance in anticipation of an April start to SULTANA’s sailing season.

The Sultana Education Foundation recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. Sultana has a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible programs for our students and recognize the central role diversity plays in the quality of our programs.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and references to Captain Forrest Richards at

Required certifications:
License: None, Inland



Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Chestertown, MD
Sparred Length: 97'
LOA: 97'
LOD: 53'
LWL: 51'
Draft: 8'
Beam: 17'
Rig height: 72'
Freeboard: 5'
Tons: 43
Hull: wood
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