Jobs: Captain aboard Roseway

Schedule: negotiable

Pay: commensurate with industry standards

This person will play a key role in operation of the schooner Roseway and the programs of the World Ocean School. The position requires exceptional sailing and traditional seamanship skills, the willingness to be a teacher, leader and mentor. The candidate must possess a high level of confidence and maturity, excellent communication skills, ability to make independent decisions while respecting the work of a team, and ultimate responsibility for the safety of the vessel, its passengers, and its crew. The position requires a self-starter who takes pride in his/her role, can be the face of our organization and is dedicated and passionate about education under sail. 

Applicants must have appropriate licensing, current STCW and have experience in the maritime industry, and be willing to undergo a criminal background check.

Please contact Captain Tom Ryan

Skills & Qualifications
  • • Multiple years experience in the maritime industry as a Captain
  • • Minimum 500 ton Ocean Master with sail endorsement USCG Captain’s License
  • • STCW II/1, V/2, VI/1-4
  • • Advanced knowledge of sail theory and seamanship
  • • Flexible and adaptable to changing schedules and programs
  • • Organized, thorough, decisive, and able to communicate clearly
  • • Able to lead, manage, and train a crew with enthusiasm and competence
  • • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • • Proficiency with computers and technological savvy
  • • Multi-tasking ability and hands-on attention to projects
  • • Mature well-grounded sense of personal ethics, evident in the individual’s integrity—upholding high standards in public and personal relations
  • • Capable of representing the World Ocean School favorably
  • • Operate the Roseway in coastal and off-shore waters in educational programming, voyaging, guest day-sails, private charters, and fundraising events.
  • • Manage a crew of approx. eight working aboard the vessel
  • • Oversee Mates and support their role aboard the ship
  • • Manage the crew schedules of time off and captains/mates/engineers rotations
  • • Oversee the daily maintenance and functioning of the vessel, along with all safety equipment and precautions
  • • Ensure the vessel is in a constant state of readiness operationally, this includes; ensuring that preventative maintenance is conducted while on duty, and making repairs to inoperable equipment and reporting issues directly to engineer
  • • Carry out monthly safety drills and oversee the logging of safety equipment and procedures, as well as overseeing that this task is completed by other captains
  • • Navigate and determine course of vessel from day to day within range of program parameters, as well as overseeing that this is adhered to by other captains
  • • Educate crew and students in seamanship and navigation, along with other areas of interest
  • • Take responsibility for securing and distributing cash on board as needed (food money, supplies, etc.)
  • • Participate in Roseway’s yard period as needed
  • • Interface between administration and boat operations
  • • Assist in the recruitment, employment, and training of crew members and relief captains as needed
  • • Work with management and staff in preparing an operational budget for the ship and programs as well as operate within the guidelines of the existing budget
  • • Support sound working relationships with operational ports and other vessels
  • • Assist in program design and planning, providing logistical support and guidance
  • • Participate in Roseway’s inspections, licenses, and safety equipment in keeping the vessel compliant with U.S. Coast Guard requirements.
  • • Help to maintain a climate aboard which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people