SSV Corwith Cramer Summer Crew 2024

SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. 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.

SEA is seeking to hire all crew positions for the 2024 summer season onboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. Summer programs onboard the SSV Corwith Cramer are scheduled to be 2-12 days in length and include College, High School and Development Sails. Crew will work together to engage and educate participants in a variety of disciplines including Oceanography, Maritime Studies, Nautical Science, and shipboard life.


The 2024 season begins 01 April 2024 and will run through 30 September 2024. SEA will be hiring additional crew positions offering redundancy so that we can schedule consecutive days off for crew throughout the season.


Mate (3) – Minimum of USCG 200T Near Coastal Mates License required, with Able-Seaman & RFPNW preferred. These 3 positions could work in the roles of Chief, 2nd and 3rd Mate, leading the navigational and educational watches.

Mates in Training (2)- Minimum of USCG Able-Seaman required, with RFPNW preferred. These 2 positions will fill work in a training role to learn and practice the responsibilities of a watch leader and may work in the role of a mate during the educational programs.

Deckhands (4) -Minimum of, or willingness to obtain, a USCG Ordinary Seaman credential, with AB preferred. These positions will work on deck and could also be asked to work as a Program Assistant, an Asst Engineer, Asst Steward or Marine Technician.

Marine Technician- (4)- Minimum of a USCG Ordinary Seaman credential, with AB preferred. These roles will fill the Lab Watch Leader position, leading in the shipboard scientific deployments and research processes.

Engineer (2)- Minimum of a USCG OS credential preferred. These two roles will fill the Chief Engineer and relief Engineer.

Steward (1.5)- Minimum of a USCG OS credential preferred. These two roles will fill the Chief Steward and Steward in Training positions onboard.


Accommodations and food is provided to crew when onboard the ship. In addition, during time off, housing may be available on the SEA campus in Falmouth, MA.

Reasonable travel to and from the ship at the start and conclusion of the work agreement,

Significant discounts for professional development courses offered on the SEA campus in Falmouth, MA. Courses include Wilderness First Responder/Recert, USCG Basic Training, USCG Leadership and Managerial Skills, and Bridge Resource Management.

SEA also encourages all crew to take advantage of courses and USCG Credential Preparation offered through Practical Navigator.


To apply, please send the following to

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter explaining experience, why you are interested in working at SEA, and availability
  • References (3) including email addresses

Please Note: All crew must be able to legally work within the United States.