Seasonal, starting March 2022 - November 2022
Posted by: Sultana Education Foundation on September 24, 2021
Category: Deck: Licensed

Mate – Schooner SULTANA
Seasonal, starting Spring 2022

The Sultana Education Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Mate 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.

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 the Mate arrive in Chestertown Late Winter  to assist with up-rig, with 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

Educational daysails with students and the public from our homeport of Chestertown, MD as wells as various ports throughout Chesapeake Bay, week long live aboard Summer Programs, and a late summer yard period.  We will also be participating in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in 2022

A 50 ton Inland License is required.

Required certifications:
License: Mate, 50t, 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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