Second Mate/Education Officer
Seasonal, starting March 2022 - November 2022
Posted by: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation on September 21, 2021
Category: Deck: Unlicensed

Second Mate/Education Officer: The Second Mate/Education Officer is a live-aboard officer position responsible for leading a navigational watch when voyaging and coordinating on-board education programs and/or managing the deck during daysails.  Medical skills and bosun skills a plus.  All officers on the Kalmar Nyckel work closely with our volunteer crew.  A small portion of each day will involve administrative duties.  Basic Safety Training preferred.  This position is for the 2022 sailing season: Contract is Mid-March through early November.  Send resumes to by January 15th, 2022.

The Kalmar Nyckel has a mission of education conducting short education daysails and tours for school field trips during our spring and fall seasons and a short period of time in the summer for summer camp visits.  The ship also makes several short trips from Norfolk, VA to New England.  The Kalmar Nyckel takes guests sailing on 2-3 hours sails in Delaware ports and other ports up and down the coast, ending with our favorite festival in Chestertown, MD.  2022 is a drydock year for us (about 3 weeks), and this will happen during this contract at a time that is TBD.

Daily shipboard task as assigned by the captain

Leads a navigational watch while voyaging to other ports

Coordinates and leads the educational programming on the ship

Leading volunteer deck crew through sail evolutions and furling sail

Responsible for safety equipment and chart corrections

Leads maintenance days and field days with volunteer crew

Admin tasks as required for crew paperwork, and ticket sales


Basic Safety Training preferred

Medical certification preferred

USCG licensing preferred

Square Rigged sailing experience preferred

Experience with volunteers is helpful as are people skills


Required certifications:
License: None, Inland

Commensurate with experience


Kalmar Nyckel
Kalmar Nyckel


Flag: United States of America
Rig: Full-Rigged Ship
Homeport: Wilmington, DE
Sparred Length: 141'
LOA: 93'
LOD: 91'
LWL: 89'2
Draft: 12'5
Beam: 24'11
Rig height: 105'
Freeboard: 8'
Sail Area: 7,600 Square Feet
Tons: 168 GRT
Hull: Wood
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