First 2017 Sail
Date: June 14, 2017
Length: 3 nights
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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 throughout 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
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!
- Do you swim? Row? Smoke? Drink coffee?
Take any medications? Play an instrument? Sing? Own a car?
- Have you ever lived in a dorm situation?
Do you have siblings?
- Are you afraid of heights?
- Do you have CPR/First Aid certification?
- Do you like kids? Babies?
- Are you a vegetarian?
The following positions are currently availble:
Relief Captain -
The Relief Captain is expected to run trips aboard the Evans during the
2015 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 first 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 first mate is also expected to learn the systems on the
vessel and follow a preventative maintenance schedule.
Eileen ('03, '04, '05, '06) tends the fire in the wood stove.
Carrie ('99, '00) whips up some cheese biscuits to go with soup for
Deckhand / Galley
The deckhand/galley 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
Office Manager (position filled)
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.
Ineke was the reservationist for the Evans for seven seasons before
moving to Arizona.
She now lives in California with her husband.
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.
A volunteer deckhand is usually a young teen (though can be any age 13
or older) that is interested in exploring the possibility of being a
crew member for the entire season when they get older. Volunteer
deckhands help in every aspect of running the schooner from washing
dishes and other galley tasks to raising sails, cleaning, and
polishing. This is an unpaid position (that's the "volunteer" part)
with room and board provided and a typical duration of two weeks.
Preference is given to applicants that have sailed with us before as a