Jobs Aboard the Isaac H. Evans

Interested in working aboard the Evans this summer? Read on...


Jobs Available Aboard the Isaac H. Evans

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 travels.

  • 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?
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!

The following positions are currently availble:

Relief Captain - 2015
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.

1st Mate (position filled)
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.
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 lunch. Yum!
Carrie ('99, '00) whips up some cheese biscuits to go with soup for lunch. Yum!

Deckhand / Galley Mate
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.

Painter / Outfitter
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.

Reservationist / 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.
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.

Volunteer Deckhand
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 guest.