Onboard the Schooner Sultana

2020 Deckhand/Educators

The Sultana Education Foundation is seeking Deckhand/Educators for its 2020 season aboard the SCHOONER SULTANA. Deckhand/Educators will work with over 4,500 students annually, varying in age, providing outdoor educational experiences about the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay region.  Programs vary from day programs to overnight programs that can be 3-8 days in length.

Crewmembers will receive extensive training in teaching the material of these programs.  Additionally, all crewmembers will learn the basics of sailing and ship handling.

Candidates must have strong communication skills, be action-oriented, work well with a team, have the ability to accept and integrate feedback from superiors, work well with students and have an active interest in education. Candidates with a four-year degree are preferred.

Employment begins in February and continues through November.  Salary is $55 a day and includes housing in Chestertown and onboard the ship, and meals during work hours.

***Please submit a cover letter and résumé with professional references by email to Captain Michael Fiorentino at mfiorentino@sultanaeducation.org  Make sure to address any pertinent experience, including professional and personal experience, that is relevant to this position.

Deadline for applications is Friday, January 3rd. Interviews will be scheduled in December and early January. A final decision will be made by Friday, January 17th.