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Employment Opportunities

The Kalmar Nyckel, a replica 17th Century square-rigged sailing ship, runs educational and public programming in the Mid Atlantic and New England including daysails and offshore voyaging.  The professional ship's staff includes: Captain, Chief Mate/Engineer, Second Mate/Education Officer, and Cook during the sailing season, and two winter deck hands and a part time engineer in the winter.  To compliment our full time office staff, we hire a seasonal office reservationist during the summer, and some misc. other positions as they are needed.


We currently have the following opening:

SHIP POSITIONS for 2018 Sailing Season:


Chief Mate/Engineer:  The chief mate is responsible for leading a navigational watch while voyaging, and working with the volunteer crew during day sails and tours.  Engineering duties are part of this position as well.  A small portion of each day will involve administrative duties.  At minimum, STCW required, licensing preferred.  Experience on square-rig ships, and in the engine room preferred.  This position is for the 2018 sailing season: April through early November.  Send resumes to captainsharon@kalmarnyckel.org by the December 31st.


Second Mate/Education Officer: The Second Mate/Education Officer is responsible for leading a navigational watch when voyaging and coordinating on-board education programs and/or managing the deck during daysails.  Bosun skills a plus.  All officers on the Kalmar Nyckel work closely with our volunteer crew.  A small portion of each day will involve administrative duties.  STCW preferred.  This position is for the 2018 sailing season: April through early November.  Send resumes to captainsharon@kalmarnyckel.org by December 31st.





Kalmar Nyckel : About Us : Employment Opportunities

Did you know: That today's Kalmar Nyckel was launched in 1997 in Wilmington, DE?


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