Working aboard a windjammer is rewarding and fun. Ideal applicants are available for the entire season, April through October, unless otherwise indicated. All positions on the Evans require hard work. Applicants should be organized, efficient, hard working, friendly, and versatile with the ability to work with little supervision. Strength, agility, ability to work aloft, leadership skills and an outgoing personality are more important than years of sailing experience. The ability to play a musical instrument, sing, or other special talent, is always an added plus. All on board crew members are drug tested prior to employment and are subject to random testing through out the sailing season. The reservationist and bunkie are not subject to drug testing.
When you contact us to inquire about
any position, we want to hear about your work experience but we are
also interested in who you are. Please include information about your
interests, hobbies, talents, and travels.
Relief Captain - 2014
The Relief Captain is expected to run trips aboard the Evans during the 2014 season. A 100-ton Merchant Mariner's License with sail endorsement, TWIC, 1st Aid, CPR, and AED certification, and FCC Radio Operator's Permit are necessary. Windjammer or charter boat experience is a definite plus. Familiarity with or ability to learn systems (plumbing, electrical, mechanical) is necessary.
The mate is expected to maintain the appearance of the vessel from cleaning heads to painting the hull as well as sailing, navigation, general maintenance, work aloft, and marlinespike seamanship. The mate is also expected to learn the systems on the vessel and follow a preventative maintenance schedule.
The cook is responsible for
management of all galley operations from menu planning to purchasing,
stowing, preparation and presentation. As such, organizational skills
are crucial. The cook is also involved in on deck responsibilities
including raising sails, raising anchor and running the yawl boat.
Experience in a restaurant setting is helpful. All meals are prepared
on a woodstove with no electrical food processing devices.
Deckhand/Galley Mateposition available
The deckhand/gally mate has many responsibilities including tasks on deck and tasks in the galley. The deckhand assists the cook prior to every meal with beverage and salad preparation and organizes dish washing. The deckhand assists in any aspect of sailing after galley responsibilities are completed.
The painter/outfitter will help get the boat ready to sail. The position is short-term from the beginning of April through the end of May. The ideal applicant will possess applicable painting and small power and hand tool experience as well as a strong back and a sense of humor.
The reservationist is a land-based employee responsible for answering the phone, processing reservations, maintaining databases, handling ships store sales, handling docking lines for the schooner upon departure and arrival, as well as many other tasks. The ideal applicant will possess applicable computer and office experience.
The bunkie meets the boat between trips to clean and re-stock the cabins. This is a job for someone that lives locally (Rockland area) and wishes to have a little extra spending money. The job takes about five hours each time we return to the dock.
If any of these jobs describe you, contact us or call toll free (877) 238-1325 to express your interest and to learn more.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Schooner Isaac H. Evans
Capt. Brenda G. Thomas
PO Box 791
Rockland, ME 04841