Shore-based Employment

Maintenance Person

The Maintenance Person (MP) is responsible for the upkeep, cleaning and repair of the Bayshore Center at Bivalve.  The MP is responsible for basic repairs to equipment and building systems, managing vendors and professionals as well as keeping the facility and its grounds tidy and functional.  Additionally, the MP will work with BCB in the setting up and break down of regular events including 2nd Fridays, Speaker Series and Kids About the Bay.  Additionally, the MP will work with and manage volunteers who assist around the grounds.

The MP must have good interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, problem solve, have a basic understanding of building systems and repairs.  Additionally, the MP must have good physical stamina and be able to lift 50 pounds. Please send resumes and inquiries to Sheri Gatier at sgatierbcb@gmail.com. No phone calls, please.

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Shipboard Employment

"Everybody Teaches" is our philosophy on board the Schooner AJ Meerwald.  From the Captain to the Cook to the Deckhand Volunteers, every shipboard position is expected to participate in educating all who come on board to fulfill our mission “to inspire people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of New Jersey’s Bayshore region through education, preservation and example".
Our primary vehicles for accomplishing this mission are the Schooner A.J. Meerwald and the Bivalve Center, an education facility for exploring the region’s rich environment and heritage located on the Maurice River waterfront in southern New Jersey.  Shipboard crew are occasionally involved in shore-side events at the Bivalve Center in addition to their shipboard responsibilities.

If this appeals to you and you are currently seeking an adventure, check out our current position openings below.

Open positions:
We are now hiring. Check here for a list of available jobs aboard the Schooner AJ Meerwald!

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is seeking applicants for the following positions aboard the AJ Meerwald for the 2018 sailing season. If interested, please email your resume and three references to Ali Place at education@bayshorecenter.org. All positions are paid, with room and board provided aboard the AJ Meerwald. All positions (with the exception of interns) run the entire 2018 season, from early April until early November.

Second Mate

The Second Mate helps coordinate vessel operations and participates in onboard and shore-based programming. This position does not require a license, but possession of 100 ton captain’s license with sail endorsement preferred and results in increased salary. Experience operating and maintaining a traditionally rigged sailing vessel is required. Diesel engine maintenance skills and education experience a plus. Can be combined with the Bosun or Engineer positions for additional pay with adequate experience.

Engineer

The Engineer is responsible for overseeing and conducting maintenance of engineering systems, including engine, generator, electrical, bilge system, and water and fuel tanks. The Engineer also participates in onboard and shore-based programming. Marine engineering skills and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are required. Education experience is a plus. Strong electrical skills strongly recommended for 2018 season.

Bosun

The Bosun is responsible for overseeing and conducting maintenance of sails, rigging, and hull. The Bosun also participates in onboard and shore-based programming. Marlinspike seamanship and other bosunry skills aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are required. Education experience is a plus. Carpentry experience, specifically cabinetry, strongly recommended for the 2018 season.

Shipboard Education Coordinator

The Shipboard EdCo oversees and facilitates educational programs aboard the AJ Meerwald and on shore. The Shipboard EdCo assists with program preparation, evaluations, ticket sales, merchandise, and all other shipboard administrative tasks. Position requires environmental education experience, strong environmental ethic, flexibility, and a positive attitude. A bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field a plus. Experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel a plus.

Deckhand/Educator

Responsibilities of a Deckhand/Educator include participating in onboard and shore-based programming and participating in vessel maintenance and operations. A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude are required. Environmental education experience and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are strongly recommended.

Deckhand/Educator Intern

Responsibilities of a Deckhand/Educator Intern include participating on onboard and shore-based programming and participating in vessel maintenance and operations. A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude are required. Environmental education experience and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are a plus. Interns serve for a 2-3 month period during the sailing season, with openings available starting in early April.

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