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RELIEF CAPTAIN for Gundalow “Piscataqua”, Portsmouth NH
Requires a 100-ton Inland Master’s license with sail endorsement and strong boat handling. “Piscataqua” sails up to four times a day May to October with school groups, camp programs, charters, and the general public. Local knowledge and experience with educational programming under sail is preferred. The relief captain is expected to sail two regular days a week, although flexibility is a plus. Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three references to Capt. Matt Glenn, captain@gundalow.org.

Onboard Educator/Deckhand

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

RESPONSIBILITIES: EDUCATION

  • 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

RESPONSIBILITY: VESSEL

  • 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

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

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

TO APPLY

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: education@gundalow.org

Subject Line: Search Committee: Educator/Deckhand

CAMP COUNSELOR

Gundalow Company seeks a passionate, self-motivated, organized, summer camp counselor. Reporting to the Program Manager and Head Camp Counselor, but collaborating with all staff and crew this position helps to plan and run our growing camp both on the boat and on shore for kids ages 5-14.   This is an exciting position with opportunities to design and implement your own program ideas.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Experience and willingness to work with youth
  • Enthusiasm
  • Experience as a camp counselor, a background in sailing and marine science a plus
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Must be available mid-June to mid-August
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • Must have or be willing to get CPR/first aid Certification

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help plan, manage and run growing summer camp program for youth ages 5-14 onboard the Gundalow and on shore
  • Works closely with the Program Manager and head counselor to ensure a high quality camp program.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week.  Activities may include crafts, songs, games, etc.
  • Act as mentor to counselors-in-training and apprentices

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

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

TO APPLY

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: education@gundalow.org

Subject Line: Search Committee: Camp Counselor

JOB DESCRIPTION

Gundalow Company seeks a self-motivated, organized, energetic/enthusiastic, detail-oriented, computer savvy, extroverted team-player. Reporting to the Operations Manager, but collaborating with all staff and crew, this NEW seasonal part-time position provides direct support for communicating the Gundalow Company mission to the public and is expected to increase ticket sales for daily public sails and private charters onboard PISCATAQUA. Training provided for message content delivery and online ticketing system. Position starts in May and runs into September.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process ticket sales using an iPad and/or phone at the “podium” in Prescott Park
  • Answer the phone, take care of passengers’ questions
  • Promote the Gundalow Company’s message, mission, programs, events, and volunteers.
  • Promote memberships and on-line store for Gundalow merchandise
  • Be the liaison between crew and office staff
  • Work with crew, caterers, charter hosts and charter guests to ensure smooth trips
  • Facilitate the boarding process, check-in passengers, coordinate boarding time with crew
  • Generate daily sales reports using Fare Harbor -training provided
  • Keep track of daily traffic statistics, weather, etc. using spreadsheet
  • Cooperate/collaborate with Volunteers based in Sheafe to ensure passengers visit exhibit

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must love the idea of selling tickets to the public as they walk by the dock in Prescott Park
  • Ability to interact with the public and initiate conversations leading to sales
  • Ability to “read your audience” – not everyone wants to go sailing!
  • Ability to sell tickets on the phone and using the iPad – training provided
  • Willingness to learn about the Gundalow Company’s mission and local history
  • Passion for the Gundalow Company mission and a strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Position will be shared by two or more clerks in order to cover 11:00-6:00 every day.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

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.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for at least three references to Andy Goodell, Operations Manager at operations@gundalow.org. Rolling process, will accept applications until position is filled.            Subject line: Search Committee Ticket Sales/Outreach Associate

Other Opportunities

EDUCATION VOLUNTEER

Education volunteers present Piscataqua Maritime Region specific learning stations to students and the public as part of our shore-based programs and onboard programming. Volunteers may select to work with our school programs May, June, September and October, or as a communicator with the public on shore, onboard the Gundalow, or at events.  This is an unpaid position.

Requirements:

  • A strong environmental ethic, flexibility, skill in public speaking, and a positive attitude
  • Marine education and traditional sail experience are preferred but not required
  • Experience teaching and working with youth and/or the public
  • Education Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 40 hours over the season from May-October according to an agreed-on schedule with the Program Manager

Education/Programs

  • Run school programs and teach education stations related to history and marine science onboard the Gundalow and on shore and/or communicate the message of the Gundalow Company with the public in a variety of settings
  • Work closely with the Program Manager and other educators to further the mission of the Gundalow Company

To apply:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: education@gundalow.org

Youth Apprentice Program

During the summer of 2018 we offer are offering 2 apprentice programs for youth ages 15-17.  Our Gundalow Apprentice program focuses on work aboard the Gundalow and communicating our message and mission to the public.  Our Camp Apprentice program provides training and guidance in running on the water and waterfront camp programs.  For detailed descriptions of the different programs, please see below.  To apply, each youth must submit an application.

More information on the Apprentice Programs

The gundalow Piscataqua provides a unique platform for educating youth and adults, celebrating our rivers, and raising awareness of our unique maritime heritage. Our outreach is successful thanks to enthusiastic volunteers who teach, interpret, and promote our mission, as well as serving as deckhands to maintain and sail the boat.

Why Should I Volunteer for the Gundalow Company?

By becoming a Gundalow volunteer, you join over 140 community members who are helping protect the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Piscataqua Region by donating their skills, energy and time.  Our program takes over 2,000 students and over 6,000 members of the public out on the water each year and we couldn’t do it without our volunteers.  We provide each volunteer with training and support as well as host many social and educational events for volunteers throughout the year.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, visit our Volunteer Pages

Contact Us

Gundalow Company
60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-9505
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