First Mate position for 2018 season

Discovering Amistad - based in New Haven CT operates the topsail schooner Amistad and invites applications for the post of First Mate.

Discovering Amistad is committed to updating and maintaining this fine ship and its program in a commendable state so that it may honestly serve its mission, providing learning opportunities for children and adults in Connecticut and the region to discover the relevance of the Amistad to today's world.

The first mate will be responsible to the captain for the ships maintenance, safety and crew training schedules, and will conduct daily crew muster. Comprehensive tall ship rigging and systems experience as well as proven leadership skills is necessary for this position. The first mate will work closely with the captain in the operation and upkeep of the vessel. 

This is a live-aboard position. Amistad is currently berthed at Mystic Seaport until spring commissioning is completed. Our 2018 season of programs will be conducted on the waters of LI Sound and NYC. Employment begins March 1. Competitive pay.

Successful applicants will be fully committed to Amistad culture of diversity and inclusiveness
Discovering Amistad is an equal opportunity employer.

Call the captain with any questions regarding this position.
Please send cover letter, resume and references to:
Captain Rose Witte