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Onboard Educator/Deckhand

Gundalow Company

The nonprofit Gundalow Company’s mission is to protect the Piscataqua region’s maritime heritage and environment through education and action. To fulfill our mission, we use a recently built, traditional, wooden gundalow as our floating/sailing classroom for school groups, River Rats Camp, Public sails and private charters

Gundalow Company seeks a passionate, self-motivated, flexible, organized team-player to work onboard the Gundalow “PISCATAQUA,” and on shore in a variety of educational roles. This position collaborates with all staff and crew and helps to implement our school programs, camps, public sails, charters, and events.   Educators work up to 5 days a week with varying hours.

  • A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, skill in public speaking, positive attitude, and willingness to share our mission with the public
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
  • Marine education and traditional sail experience are preferred
  • Must have or be willing to get CPR/first aid Certification


  • Run school programs and teach education stations related to history and marine science both onboard the Gundalow and on shore – will train
  • Promote involvement through volunteering, membership, ticket sales, and messaging
  • Work closely with the Captain and Program Manager to ensure a high quality onboard education program


  • Assist Captain to ensure safety of vessel and passengers at all times
  • Supervise deck operations during day sails
  • Assist in training volunteer crewmembers
  • Support gundalow maintenance plan
How to Apply:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Subject Line: Search Committee: Educator/Deckhand

Job Location:


Date Added: November 17, 2017

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