Seasonal, starting April 2021 - September 2021
Posted by: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc. on May 29, 2019
Category: Engineer

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 Captain, the Engineer is responsible for the care and maintenance of the vessel’s mechanical and electrical systems. This includes daily, weekly and monthly maintenance of the main engine, the on-deck engine and fire pump system, the fresh water system, the bilge pumping system, the refrigerator system and electrical systems. The Engineer is responsible for regular checks of the vessel’s safety and emergency gear. They are responsible for the maintenance of Engineering tools and equipment, keeping the engine room properly stowed, maintaining engine room logs and reports inventory needs to Captain. The Engineer is expected to train the crew in relief Engineer duties. At the end of their season, the Engineer is expected to turn over a season’s end report. While not performing engineering duties they are responsible for daily vessel operation as an Educator Deckhand.

This is a live aboard position.

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.

Apply by submitting cover letter and resume with the position in the subject line 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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