Schooner Timberwind » Employment
Working aboard a Windjammer is both rewarding and fun, and will impact you with experiences, skills, and memories applicable for a life time. Ideal applicants are available for the entire season, April 1, through October 15, with priority given to returning applicants, (Some exceptions can be made on a per applicant basis).
All positions on the Timberwind require hard work, intelligence, strength, agility, personal integrity and the ability to work aloft. A willingness to learn and an outgoing personality are as equally important as years of sailing experience are.
Positions AvailableCook: Experience/personal interview/references: (Mid May through October)
It's all about the food… and the cook is responsible for everything related to Galley service, from provisioning to management, preparation, presentation, and cleanliness. All meals except for lobster bake are prepared on a ship mate wood burning cook stove, utilizing well established menus, though we encourage inspiration. All meals and baking are prepared from "scratch" as there are few processed foods served. This position requires an early riser (4:30 am), and cooking conditions while sailing must be met with skill and effectiveness. The cook is welcome to help sail the vessel, or learn about sailing as opportunity permits.
First Mate ("mate"): Experience required: (April through October)
Responsible to the Captain in all matters related to supervision of vessel fit-out, rigging, de rigging, and winter lay up, as well as daily operations while under way and in port. The mate is expected to maintain the appearance and cleanliness of the vessel through out the season as well as sailing, navigation, work aloft, and marlinspike seamanship. The mate is also responsible for training the crew in accordance with the Captains wishes. The mate will also be required to operate the vessels "yawl boat" and a license is preferred. The mate has no official galley responsibilities, and stands no watches when in port.
Deckhand: Basic experience required: (April through October)
Responsible to the Captain and "mate" in all matters related to vessel fit out, rigging, de-rigging, and winter lay up. (Must know, or be able to learn how, to sand and paint). Deckhands will be directly involved in the operations and sailing of the Schooner, and must be able to maintain a cheerful attitude while interacting and working and living in close proximity to others. Deckhands will stand watches both under way and in port. Deckhands will provide services to the galley as required, and will at all times maintain the vessels cleanliness and appearance.
Mess Mate: Basic experience required: May through Oct (April optional)
Must be trainable in the preparation of meals for 29 passengers and crew, including the baking of breads, pies and cakes, all prepared on a wood burning cook stove. Under the direct supervision of the cook, a mess mate must also be willing to step in and cover for the cook in the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Maintaining a clean galley and being responsible for the washing of all pots and pans
- Supervising the general dishwashing routine
- Keeping track of galley stores, including wood
- Assisting the cook when restocking during the turnarounds
Please e-mail us with a copy of your resume and letter of inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding open positions.
Notice: The Schooner Timberwind is USCG documented vessel and has a zero tolerance policy regarding drugs, therefore all deck crew must be drug-free. You will be tested before sailing, and you will be further subject to random testing through out the season.