Employment

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve/AJ Meerwald is an exciting and interesting place to work. If you are committed to the preservation of history, protection of the environment and sailing the Bayshore Center at Bivalve/AJ Meerewald might before you.

Shore-based Employment

There are no shore-based employment openings at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Shipboard Employment

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is seeking applicants for the following positions aboard the AJ Meerwald for the 2020 sailing season. If interested, please email your resume and three references to Ali Place at education@bayshorecenter.org. All positions are paid, with room and board provided aboard the AJ Meerwald. All positions (with the exception of interns) typically run the entire season, from early April until early November, though applicants seeking shorter contracts will still be considered.

Second Mate

The Second Mate helps coordinate vessel operations and participates in onboard and shore-based programming. This position does not require a license, but possession of 100 ton captain’s license with sail endorsement is preferred and results in increased salary. Experience operating and maintaining a traditionally rigged sailing vessel is required. Diesel engine maintenance skills and education experience a plus. Can be combined with the Bosun or Engineer positions for additional pay with adequate experience.

Bosun

 The Bosun is responsible for overseeing and conducting maintenance of sails, rigging, and hull. The Bosun also participates in onboard and shore-based programming. Marlinspike seamanship and other bosunry skills aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are required. Education experience is a plus.

Engineer

The Engineer is responsible for overseeing and conducting maintenance of engineering systems, including engine, generator, electrical, bilge system, and water and fuel tanks. The Engineer also participates in onboard and shore-based programming. Marine engineering skills and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are required. Education experience is a plus.

Cook

The Cook is responsible for providing three healthy meals for a crew of 8-10 people each day, while providing for dietary restrictions. Other responsibilities include meal planning, budgeting, provisioning, and overseeing sanitation and cleanliness of the galley. Experience cooking for groups of people is required, working on board a traditionally rigged sailing vessel is a plus.

Education Coordinator

The EdCo oversees and facilitates educational programs aboard the AJ Meerwald and on shore. The EdCo assists with program preparation, evaluations, ticket sales, merchandise, and all other shipboard administrative tasks. Position requires environmental education experience, strong environmental ethic, flexibility, and a positive attitude. A bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field a plus. Experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel a plus.

Deckhand/Educator

Responsibilities of a Deckhand/Educator include participating in onboard and shore-based programming and participating in vessel maintenance and operations. A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude are required. Environmental education experience and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are strongly recommended.

Deckhand/Educator Intern

Responsibilities of a Deckhand/Educator Intern include participating on onboard and shore-based programming and participating in vessel maintenance and operations. A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude are required. Environmental education experience and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are a plus. Interns serve for a 2-3 month period during the sailing season, with openings available starting in early April.