Mates and Stewards (Cooks)

Sea Education Association

Sea Education Association

Falmouth, MA, USA
1,865 – 2,880 USD per month
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023

SEA (Sea Education Association) is hiring Mates and Stewards (Cooks) onboard the SSV Corwith Cramer.    Sea Education Association (SEA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Since 1971, we have equipped over 10,000 high school and undergraduate students with the tools to become environmentally literate leaders prepared to address the defining issue of the twenty-first century: the human impact on the environment. 

The SSV Corwith Cramer, named after SEA’s founding director, is a 134-foot steel brigantine built as a research vessel for operation under sail. She will be sailing this summer in the waters around New England. The summer schedule includes short trips with collaborating institutions and groups as well as four 10-day SEA high school trips between Woods Hole and Boston.

SEA is now accepting applications for crew for the following positions, with required credentials:   Chief and Second Mate: Requires USCG 200T Near Coastal Mates License   Third Mate: Requires AB  Steward: Experience cooking for larger groups and for a variety of dietary needs including allergens 

Salary is dependent on position hired for and experience. Monthly pay starts at:     Chief Mate: $2880  2 nd Mate: $2400  3 rd Mate: $1945  Steward: $2520  Steward in Training: $1865  

Incremental increases are available for:   USCG License above required minimum or applicable graduate degree  STCW including OICNW and RFPNW  Advanced medical training (e.g. WFR or EMT)  Experience onboard SEA vessels 

SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment to help educate and support our students in programs like SEA High School, Gap Year and College Undergraduate programs that take place onboard SEA’s Sailing School/Research Vessels. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.

We are motivated to hire shipboard crew with diverse backgrounds and experience. As an equal opportunity employer, SEA strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates.

If interested in being considered, please send your resume and letter of interest to

Sea Education Association is an equal opportunity employer.