Maine Windjammer Cruises
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Our Jobs

Working aboard a windjammer is a grand experience worth pursuing. The key to success is persistence. There are very few jobs and many applicants. We prefer applicants that are career oriented and available for the entire season. We begin fitting out the schooners in April and finish putting them away in October. Priority will be given to those capable of making a commitment for the entire season, but occasionally we hire people for only part of the season.

A prerequisite for any job with Maine Windjammer Cruises® is a polite and friendly manner and the ability to deal with people. All positions require a commitment to the safety  and comfort of our guests

In addition to the regular full time captains, cooks, mates and deckhand positions, we have a volunteer/apprentice position, which usually requires a one-month commitment.

  • Deckhand Aboard Traditional Schooner

    Camden, Maine

    Traditional sailing experience preferred 

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  • Messmate

    Camden, Maine

    Assists the cook in all aspects of galley operations and assists on deck as required.

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  • Apprentice/Volunteer

    Camden, Maine

    1 -month apprenticeships aboard our schooners.  Duties assigned according to ability.  Valuable experience for the uninitiated who are contemplating a traditional sailing career of for those who cannot commit to full season employment. 

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  • 1ST Mate

    Must be familiar with all aspects of the vessel and operations.  Must be licensed and/or fully experienced.  Opportunity for advancement as relief Captain if appropriately licensed. 

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  • Captain

    Appropriate traditional sailing experience and USCG licensing required.

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How to Apply

Fill out our Online Job Application and email your resume and references to  When we receive your information we'll be in touch!

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