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A.J. Meerwald Employment

Vessel Captain

Full Time, beginning May 2022
Posted by: Bayshore Center at Bivalve on November, 2021
Category: Deck: Licensed

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB), a working waterfront museum, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the human impact on the environment.  The organization owns and operates the historic Schooner AJ Meerwald, a sailing classroom and vehicle to enjoy the area waterways.  The museum, located in the historic shipping sheds in Bivalve, NJ, is the AJ Meerwald’s home port.  The AJ Meerwald docks in various ports in and around New Jersey.  For more information on bcb please go to www.bayshorecenter.org.

The historic schooner AJ Meerwald is a 1928 Delaware Bay oyster boat.  The 115-foot schooner was originally restored in 1995 and is currently undergoing her second restoration.  The restoration includes all new systems, sails, decking, rigging, etc. work is expected to be completed in June 2022.

The captain is responsible for all aspects of the AJ Meerwald operations including personnel, maintenance, port relations, programing, capital improvements and regulatory compliance. The captain maintains excellent, constructive, supportive relationships with the crew and BCB staff. The captain is a member of BCB’s senior management team and works to implement the organization’s strategic plan which includes programing on and off the ship.  They maintain strong relationships with the USCG, port partners and supporters.

Qualification:

  • Working knowledge of tall ship mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Qualified applicants will be a US Citizen, have traditional sail experience and have a 100-ton master’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good hygiene
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • 3+ years’ experience in the operation and management of tall ship

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the safe operations of the ship
  • Hiring, firing and managing crew
  • Assist in identifying, securing and managing port relations
  • Ensuring the ship is attractive and well maintained at all times
  • Identify and facilitate capital improvements to the ship
  • Work with BCB staff to create and implement shipboard and land-based programing
  • Ensure appropriate financial management and operations of the ship
  • Act as an ambassador for the organization and ship
  • Ensure the quarters on and off the ship are clean, neat and well maintained
  • Crew on volunteer training
  • Ensure the highest quality service is provided to passengers
  • Other tasks and responsibly as directed by the Executive Director of the BCB

The position is full time and year-round and reports to the BCB’s Executive Director.

License: Master, 100t, Near Coastal
STCW: AB Sail

Salary range $55,000-$70,000 based on experience

Please send resume and or qualifications to director@bayshorecenter.org

 

Chief Mate

Permanent Full Time
Posted by: Schooner AJ Meerwald
Category: Deck: Licensed

The Schooner AJ Meerwald is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief Mate.  The AJ Meerwald is owned and operated by the Bayshore Center at Bivalve.  The AJ Meerwald’s second restoration will be completed in June 2022.

 

The Chief Mate is the ship’s executive officer and assists the captain in management of the ship’s operations. This position is an opportunity for professional mariners in traditional sail to develop in a leadership position. We seek applicants who are passionate about traditional sail, the continuance of tall ship seamanship and sail training.  The Chief Mate works with the captain to manage programs and the safe operation of the vessel. The Chief Mate oversees training of the ship’s crew and volunteers. As executive officer, the Chief Mate attends to operational details of the vessel to ensure the seaworthiness of the ship and crew. The Chief Mate manages the vessels rigging, departments, daily schedule, safety systems, personnel, and maintenance.  Applicants must have traditional sail experience. Applicants must have experience as a deck watch officer, rigging, and management of crew and vessel operations. Applicants should have previous experience on traditional sailing vessels and familiarity with engineering systems. All crew will be required to follow Covid-19 health and safety guidelines as set by Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB). Vaccination for Covid-19 is required.

 

Pay range based on experience and qualifications.  Pay range is $35,000- $55,000. There are shore living facilities for crew in Bivalve, NJ.

Apply by email to director@bayshorecenter.org

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB), a working waterfront museum, is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the human impact on the environment.  The organization owns and operates the historic Schooner AJ Meerwald, a sailing classroom and vehicle to enjoy the area’s waterways.  The museum, located in the historic shipping sheds in Bivalve, NJ, is the AJ Meerwald’s home port.  The AJ Meerwald docks in various ports in and around New Jersey.  For more information on BCB, please go to www.bayshorecenter.org.

The Schooner AJ Meerwald, built in 1928, serves over 4,000 passengers annually, sailing from selected ports in NJ as well as visiting other ports in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.  Educational programs focus on marine science and history (e.g. plankton, water quality, etc.). The AJ Meerwald also provides private charters and public sails.

Facilities Maintenance Staff

Position:                      Maintenance

Full/Part Time:            Part Time

Reports To:                  Facilities Manager

Pay:                             $18-$22 based on experience & references

 

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve, Inc., a Port Norris based non-profit with a mission to educate patrons on the human impact on the environment, seeks a part-time maintenance staff person to help care for its museum, docks, grounds, crew house and boat.

Facilities maintenance staff is responsible for:

  • Keeping the grounds clean and tidy
  • Cleaning offices and museum and bathrooms
  • Empty trash cans from offices, museum, docks, etc. for pickup by municipality
  • Clean & power wash docks
  • Assist in setting and breaking down events including 2nd Friday’s, education programs, major fund raising events, etc.
  • Assist in general repairs – painting, plumbing, woodwork, etc.
  • Snow shoveling as needed
  • Other tasks as instructed by management.

Qualifications:

  • Be a team player
  • Able work independently
  • Reliable
  • Organized
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Maintenance skills a plus

Benefits:

  • Flexible hours and days (15-20 hours/week)
  • Pay twice a month
  • Work on the beautiful Maurice River waterfront with an energetic and fun staff

For more information contact Scott Eves at Facilities@bayshorecenter.org