Chief Mate

20-Nov-17 06:38 PM
Company / Organization: Deep Green Wilderness
Pay Rate: 1,400/ month DOE
Type: Full-time
City: Seattle
State or Country if outside US: WA
Application Deadline: 20-Jan-18
Duration: March 31 – September 2018
Description:The Chief Mate is responsible for safe shipboard operations, teaching sailing curriculum, supervising students, boat chores and ensuring maintenance needs are addressed throughout the sailing season. Must love whales. Duties include but are not limited to: • Ensure safe shipboard operations while underway • Train and supervise crew, interns and students in safe and effective seamanship and maintenance projects • Keep records of maintenance needs and ensure that projects are completed • Teach effective and engaging sailing, seamanship and navigation lessons • Work with the captain and education director to create and execute additional lessons and activities and improve existing curriculum • Work with captain and deckhands to ensure the safety of all program participants and crew • Line handling, small boat maintenance and handling, steering, small repairs, deck stowing, sea stowing and troubleshooting • Working with students on a variety of tasks and activities including sailing, research, cooking, cleaning, games, shore excursions, camp setup etc. • Communicate effectively with crew, chaperones and program participants • Assist with film production underway and while onshore • Assist with logistical and meal planning leading up to trips and underway • Additional tasks as assigned by captain and education director

Requirements:Qualifications • USCG 50 Ton Inland Masters with Auxiliary sail preferred but not required • A background in sailing and boat based education • An enthusiastic interest in using a sailboat to engage students and the public with the natural world • Strong comfort level working with students on the water • Effective troubleshooting and problem solving skills • Excellent verbal communication skills • Flexibility and positive attitude • Dedication to inclusiveness while working with students from a variety of backgrounds • Interest and/or educational background in ecology, biology, environmental policy, marine science, or stewardship of marine ecosystems preferred • Experience maintaining wooden sailing vessels • A willingness to spend long periods of time living onboard in close quarters with other crew members and students • A strong work ethic and willingness to help with all tasks involved in running the program smoothly • A valid US Passport

Point of Contact: Kevin Campion
Attachment: download