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We are actively looking for Mates (unlicensed), Educational Coordinators, and Deckhand/Educators for an April to November season. As a crew member you would assist the captain with safe vessel operations, teach students and members of the public, and facilitate maintenance projects.  Crew members on the Sigsbee and Mildred Belle provide high quality, safe, and hands-on experiences for all who sail onboard these historic vessels.

Check out the links below for the full job postings and pictures.

Job Descriptions:
https://padlet.com/ngiannacone/joinourcrew

What would it be like to work on Sigsbee and Mildred Belle?

https://padlet.com/ngiannacone/adayinthelife

The 2022 salaries:

  • Sigsbee and Mildred Belle mate - $1320/bi-weekly ($16.50/hr)
  • Sigsbee and Mildred Belle Educational Coordinator - $1320/bi-weekly ($16.50/hr)
  • Sigsbee and Mildred Belle deckhand/educator- $1200/bi-weekly ($15/hour)
  • Mildred Belle Mate (unlicensed)

    Maritime Education
    Fell's Point
    $16.50 / hour

    The Mate’s job onboard the educational vessel Mildred Belle is a crucial one. The efficient completion of its responsibilities is essential for the smooth operation of the vessel. The Mate answers to the Captain and is second in command of the vessel.  

    Essential Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

    • Assist with teaching on-board and land-based portion of programs (land/sea, shore-side camping, virtual programs, charters)  
    • Assist the Educational Coordinator and Educator with planning as needed 
    • Welcome, communicate with, and encourage participation of clients and students in programs   
    • Assist with the maintenance and care for education supplies to keep in good condition and supply  
    • Become familiar with instructing groups with diverse needs and learning abilities 
    • Performing routine maintenance projects as directed by the Captain.
    • Performing daily chores - making sure that duties are carried out properly and in a timely manner. 
    • Maintaining Passenger comfort and safety - making sure that they follow the rules of the ship as outlined by the Captain in the Safety Orientation and crew manuals. 
    • Provisioning and providing for ship’s crew when in port and away and assisting with provisioning for overnight camping expeditions. 
    • Knowing vessel systems, how they work, and being able to explain routines to others.  Also being able to affect repairs to vessel systems in case of breakdown.
    • Assisting the Captain with vessel operation.   Opportunity will be given to develop these skills.
    • Vessel security - Gate closed - Guests must ask permission before boarding and Captain must be notified of their arrival. 
  • Mildred Belle Educational Coordinator

    Maritime Education
    Fell's Point
    $16.50 / hour

    The Educational Coordinator oversees and implements our maritime education programs, including day trips on vessels, land/sea programs, charters, and virtual programs. The Educational Coordinator is responsible for contacting the school/group prior to their scheduled trip and tailoring the educational programs based on participants’ needs. 

    Essential Functions: Responsibilities of the Education Coordinator for assisting the education department with its objectives include, but are not limited to: 

    • Conduct and supervise safe and successful educational programs with assistance from onboard staff and other Living Classrooms employees 
    • Research and prepare curricula for all programs 
    • Oversee land-based portion of programs with assistance from all other staff 
    • Become familiar with and assist the crew with the ship’s operations including (but not limited to) line/sail handling, navigation and manning the helm 
    • Assist with ship’s maintenance when needed 
    • Become familiar with instructing groups with different needs and learning abilities 
    • Encourage volunteers, interns, and crew to participate in all aspects of presenting the education program 
    • Assist with training of interns, volunteers, and summer staff 
    • Welcome, communicate with, and encourage participation of teachers in programs  
    • Maintain and/or calibrate equipment 
    • Maintain, monitor and care for education supplies to keep in good condition and supply 
    • Record or oversee recording of accurate data (trawl, water quality, student assessment, teacher feedback, etc.) 
  • Mildred Belle Deckhand/Educator

    Maritime Education
    Fell's Point
    $15.00 / hour

    The Deckhand/Educator assists in the implementation of maritime education programs, including day trips on vessels, land/sea programs, charters, and virtual programs.

    Essential Functions: Responsibilities of the Deckhand/Educator for assisting the education department with its objectives include, but are not limited to: 

    • Conduct and supervise safe and successful educational programs with assistance from onboard staff and other Living Classrooms employees 
    • Assist the Educational Coordinator with planning  
    • Assist with land-based portion of programs (land/sea, shore-side camping, virtual programs) 
    • Become familiar with the responsibilities of the role of Educational Coordinator to substitute when necessary 
    • Assist with the ship’s operations including (but not limited to) line/sail handling, navigation and manning the helm 
    • Assist with ship’s maintenance when needed 
    • Become familiar with instructing groups with different needs and learning abilities 
    • Encourage volunteers, interns and crew to participate in all aspects of presenting the education program 
    • Welcome, communicate with, and encourage participation of teachers in programs  
    • Maintain and/or calibrate equipment 
    • Maintain, monitor, and care for education supplies to keep in good condition and supply 

How to Apply

To apply please email us with your resume and references. We will contact you right way for the next steps which would be a conversation via phone or Zoom.


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