Jobs: Mate

Schedule: Full Time on Rotation

Pay: Commensurate with experience

Job includes all aspects of tall ship sailing, both coastal and offshore, as well as an ability and desire to work with kids of all ages in both day and overnight programs. They must be an enthusiastic, flexible, and energetic leader with experience in the industry.

Applicants must have appropriate licensing, current STCW and have experience in the maritime industry, preferably on tall ships.

Position requires 7 to 8 months a year, on rotation, including dental, life, and health insurance, travel reimbursement, as well as room and board on the ship. Pay is commensurate with experience.

***NOTE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates available to begin during the next three months should submit an application. World Ocean School staff will keep qualified candidates on file to meet future hiring needs.

Skills & Qualifications
  • Licensed and experienced in seamanship, being a watch officer, and running a deck
  • Capable of taking direction from Captain as well as taking initiative as needed
  • An interest in furthering the educational mission of the World Ocean School
  • Clear communication and modeling of appropriate behavior
  • Willing to live by and enforce rules and regulations aboard the ship
  • Confident in seamanship and interpersonal skills and able to inspire confidence in others
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Commitment to execution and follow through
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments and schedules
  • Able to include students in operation of vessel and serve as educator
  • Organized, willing to be decisive, but also work well as member of a team
  • Mature well-grounded sense of personal ethics, evident in the individual’s integrity and responsibility—upholding the highest standards in public and personal relations
  • Capable of representing World Ocean School favorably
More information:

All crew aboard Roseway are required to wear uniforms and present a tidy and clean appearance at all times. Roseway crew are not permitted to consume alcohol or smoke aboard the vessel, and must be willing to undergo a criminal background check and drug-testing in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.