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Onboard Education Coordinator

Full Season 2021

Onboard Education Coordinators live aboard Clearwater, on alternating weeks, and lead two three-hour education programs daily in the spring/fall with some multi-day programs in the summer.

While aboard, Onboard Education Coordinators train crew and volunteers to teach learning stations to groups who sail with is, operate/maintain a trawl net, and other education equipment.

While in the office, Onboard Education Coordinators coordinate program content between schools, volunteers and staff.

A degree in education, natural sciences, environment studies, or related fields and several years of classroom or outdoor teaching experience are desired.

Applicants must be motivated, in good physical condition, enjoy public speaking, have experience with environmental topics and love to teach.

Sailing/musical experience a plus.

This is a full-time position beginning in March 2021, room and board provided while aboard boat and accommodations in crew quarters available while working at the office in Beacon, NY.

Education Coordinators are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for an immediate opening.

Please submit your completed application, a resume, and cover letter to: with the subject line: “Onboard Educator- CW”.


2021 Crew Positions

SPRING Sailing Crew (March/April – July)

Clearwater is currently accepting applications for all deck positions (1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Cook, Engineer, Bos’un, Deckhand, Educator/Deckhand, and Trainees) for the Spring 2021 season.

You will be working with a crew of 10-18 people (some volunteers) delivering Clearwater’s education program to 4th-12th graders as well as occasional programs for adults.

Applicants with prior educational/sailing experience are preferred.

Applicants should have strong communication skills, an active interest in education and an ability to work/live in a close knit community. 

All crew are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Compensation includes room and board.

See detailed job descriptions here:

Applicants should sent their resume with a cover letter specifying which positions they’re interested in to:


Maija Liisa Niemistö

Education Director

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc
724 Wolcott Ave
Beacon, NY  12508
845-265-8080 x7115

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