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:Learning to take the helm

  • Chief Mate