DeckhandPortland Schooner Co. – Portland, ME

DeckhandPortland Schooner Co.

Portland Schooner Co.

Portland, ME


Portland Schooner Co., based in Portland, ME, invites applications for full-time, seasonal Deckhands to serve aboard its fleet of historic, Maine-built wooden vessels: BAGHEERAWENDAMEENTIMBERWINDHEART’S DESIRE, and VELA. Come sail in beautiful Casco Bay and live in one of the best places in the U.S. according to U.S. News & World Report.

Portland Schooner Co. conducts a variety of public shipboard programs from May through October, including two-hour public sails, private charters, overnights, as well as educational and sail training sessions.

We offer a fast paced, hardworking, and fun environment with daily shifts ranging from 3-5 days. This is a unique opportunity to learn traditional sailing or further your growth as a sailor aboard one of our tall ships. In addition to responsibilities associated with sailing, candidates must be willing to provide an exceptional experience to our valued guests while vigilantly providing a safe environment at all times. Enthusiasm for working with the public on a daily basis is essential. We need positive individuals who can help deliver a superior experience for our guests. This means having a great attitude, good work ethic and friendly personality.

A successful candidate will have a strong passion for sailing as well as historic schooners and a desire to share that passion with others. All applicants are welcome although preference will be given to candidates with previous traditional sailing experience. MUST BE ABLE TO PASS DRUG TEST per USCG requirements.

We offer strong, industry-leading compensation that is commensurate with experience. Preference will be given to candidates interested in returning each season.


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