Photo by Mark Russell

Photo by Mark Russell

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Currently accepting applications for all positions for the summer 2018:

Traditional sailing on deck and modern amenities below. Join as we teach a new generation about traditional sailing and marine stewardship. We run programs for trainees of all ages ranging from youth to adults during year-round operation in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Training programs on this full-rig ship usually range between 1-4 weeks. All crew are educators, and must have enthusiasm and passion for teaching about sailing and life at sea. 


Captain (permanent position): Available Fall 2018 

The Captain must hold a minimum of a 500  gross ton Masters License with Auxiliary Sail Endorsement. The Captain must have strong ship handling skills and experience handling vessels of similar size, and must be comfortable docking and anchoring at a variety of locations. Captain should have a strong commitment to Sail Training and education at sea, with experience delivering programs to students. OHPRI is seeking two Staff Captains, who will work equal time on, equal time off the ship. Rotations will be between 6-12 weeks. We are seeking Captains who will be regular, rotating staff members to work with a consistent, rotating group of officers to develop and implement high quality practices of seamanship and sail-training, as OHP moves into long-distance voyaging programs.  Competitive pay.  Read more here


Mates:

First and Second Mate (permanent positions) available starting late August (500 gross ton, Sail Endorsement).

OHPRI is seeking two Chief Mates, and two Second Mates, who will rotate on and off the ship on an equal time rotation, between 6-12 weeks at a time. Mates should have experience handling vessels of similar size, and should have a strong commitment to Sail Training and education at sea, with experience delivering programs to students. We are seeking Mates who will be regular, rotating staff members to work with a consistent, rotating group of officers to develop and implement high quality practices of seamanship and sail-training, as OHP moves into long-distance voyaging programs. Competitive pay. Full job description for First Mate here, and full job description for Second Mate here

Third Mate position available starting August 2018 

The mates are responsible for leading a safe navigational watch, supervising deck operations and assisting the Captain in vessel operations, maintenance and instructing students in sail operations. The Mates maintain the deck logbook and are responsible for keeping all the navigational and safety equipment in order. Experience aboard square-rigged sailing vessels is required. Full job description here


Bosun: Available starting June 2018

The Bosun is responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the hull, deck, rigging and sails of the boat. The Bosun works closely with the Captain and Mate to coordinate maintenance priorities and available materials and labor. The Bosun is responsible for maintaining an appropriate inventory of maintenance supplies, tracking use of materials and projecting future needs. Full job description here.


Steward: Available starting July 2018

Preparing and serving three meals daily at sea and in port for up to 49 persons; Other duties include sanitation and hygiene management of the galley, planning, provisioning and stowage. Chef must have creative menu ideas, a good sense of budget, the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness and produce timely delicious and nutritious healthy meals. Full job description here


Able Seaman: Available starting June 2018

Able Seamen are the core deck crew members working the ship both on deck and aloft. They also lead the trainee crew members (both youth and adult) in all aspects of shipboard operations. The Able Seaman is a US Coast Guard issued merchant mariner document.  AB special or AB sail licenses required. Full job description here


Medical Officer / Deck Hand: Available starting June 2018

We hope that medical issues are minimal and the medical officer will be primarily a member of the core deck crew, working both on deck and aloft. They will lead the trainee crew members (both youth and adult) in all aspects of shipboard operations.  Medical Officer must hold a valid EMT license with additional wilderness medical training. Full job description here


Deckhand: Available starting June 2018

Deckhands are the core deck crew members working the ship both on deck and aloft. They also lead the trainee crew members (both youth and adult) in all aspects of shipboard operations. Of the four deckhand positions on board at all times, two are USCG certified Ordinary Seaman, and the other two are unlicensed positions.  Full job description here


Program Manager (onboard): Available starting June 2018

The Program Manager will play an important role in the content and delivery of programs aboard Oliver Hazard Perry, working both as part of and alongside the ship’s professional crew to facilitate the core sail training experience, coordinate auxiliary courses, and to administer the programs. Full job description here


Program Manager (office-based): Available starting June 2018 

The Program Manager will play an important role in the creation, development, building and sales of onboard programs and partnerships. The Program Manager will be responsible for assisting with the curriculum development, sales strategies, and administrative work to fill our schedule. This will involve visiting schools and attending camp/college fairs, networking with youth organizations, presenting at public events, and increasing public awareness of the organization and ship. Apply by emailing cover letter & resume to Jess Wurzbacher : jess@ohpri.org. Read the full job description here

Application Process:

Apply by emailing cover letter & resume to Chris Dimock and Hannah Spicer: hannah@ohpri.org   


  • Experience working on the largest civilian full-rig Tall Ship in the U.S. 
  • Square rig seamanship
  • Ocean voyaging
  • Funded Professional Development: more info
  • Comfortable accommodations 
  • Well paid positions
  • Helly Hansen sponsored crew uniforms
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Unique programs
  • Great destinations

Oliver Hazard Perry is proud to partner with Helly Hansen Newport to provide crew clothing and uniforms.