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Captain - Temporary / Seasonal - $3200/total - General (Caribbean)

Boat Captain
Seasonal Position • Virgin Islands • July 3rd - August 1st • 2023

Common Tides is looking for a USCG licensed Captain who has experience working 40 foot Catamarans or larger and a strong ability in teaching kids and working with adults. You must have proven leadership, sailing experience, and teaching skills. The Common Tides Boat Captain is responsible for supporting an active, hands-on, experientially-oriented program. This includes physically demanding work that may include kayaking, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, and some heavy lifting. This is a high energy program where instructors spend long days working and teaching in a unique environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee the safety of the vessel, crew, and passengers
Navigation, anchorage, and docking
Oversee the safe transport of visiting passengers to and from the vessel
Work with the Common Tides Trip Directors to determine the best locations to travel to in order to support a safe, fun program
Follow Common Tides curriculum both on and off the water
Teach sailing, sail handling, and sail theory to interns and visiting students
Conduct yourself in the highest standards by providing leadership and following conduct policies
Oversee the weekly maintenance and routine safety inspections of the vessel
Help implement Common Tides safety plan, maintain vessel and offsite safety at all times

Minimum Requirements:
Current USCG 50 ton License or greater
ARC Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid preferred
Proven ability to effectively manage and organize staff and students
Strong communication, decision making, logistical, and organizational skills
Must have a current passport
Able to pass a Government background check
Must be in physical condition that allows for participation of all duties
No conflicting commitments including travel, work or other leave of absence during program dates, July 3rd – August 1st
Experience sailing in the Virgin Islands is a plus
BA or BS in Marine Science, Biology, Oceanography or a related science or Teacher Certification preferred
Strong desire to change the world for the better through education and action!

About Common Tides: The mission of Common Tides is to inspire passion through ocean education and stewardship to bring about positive change. We do this by providing a free marine science program along with sail training to young students that live in underserved communities. The goal of the program is to provide these children with more education about their oceans so that in the future they can be empowered to fill conservation roles, eco-tourism jobs, and further understand their connection with the ocean. Participants that join us for our trips will be an integral part in teaching all aspects of our program. We will be training our participants in the marine science and sailing curriculum, which is aimed at the broad oceanic picture on the regions we are visiting.
Compensation: $3200, flight reimbursement up to $750, and room and board for the duration
To Apply:
Please send a resume and references to: Mike Smith; [blocked}

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  • Crew positionCaptain

  • Type of workTemporary / Seasonal

  • Availability 3 Jul 2023 until 1 Aug 2023

  • Salary $3200/total

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardNegotiable

  • Team / SoloNot important

  • InterviewSkype interview
    We will arrange a date and time that is convenient for us both

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelVarious 40ft+ Cats

  • Length40 feet

  • Berth6

  • Sailing from General (Caribbean) , Virgin Islands

  • Sailing to Local sailing

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

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  • Age0

  • Sea Miles

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