Able Seafarer (AB) or three years of tall ship experience

  • Posted By: Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Category: Deck: Unlicensed
  • Seasonality: Seasonal
  • Start Date: 2023-02-13
  • End Date: 2023-07-03
  • Application Deadline: 2023-02-28
  • Applications are no longer being accepted for this job.
  • Job Description:

    The Schooner Ernestina Morrissey is seeking 2 qualified applicant for the position of AB (Able Seafarer) for the 2023 sailing season.

    The ABs assist the Mates and Captain in the management of the ship’s operations and training / education of the ship’s crew and cadets. The Schooner Ernestina Morrissey is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and operated by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as a USCG inspected Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter R) and a Small Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T) home ported in New Bedford, MA.  The vessel’s GRT is greater than 100 tons. The first part of the sailing season all crew will be assisting in the outfitting of the vessel for USCG COI Inspection. After the completion of the COI the vessel will be sailing to the Gulf Coast for the Tall Ships America Gulf Coast tour. Returning to New Bedford in May.

  • Program & Itinerary:

    We will be sailing to the Gulf Coast this spring for the tall ship events in St. Pete, Galveston and Pensacola.

  • Qualifications/Experience:

    The AB aboard Ernestina Morrissey operates as lead deckhand and will be in rotation as lead watch stander for the Captain’s watch. This is an opportunity for gaining watch leading experience under the direction and supervision of the Captain.

    Applicants must have traditional sailing experience, hold an AB Sail endorsement or 100 Ton Inland Mates license and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants must have experience as a deckhand on traditional sailing vessels and be able to lead work aloft and on deck.

    All crew will be required to follow Covid-19 health and safety guidelines as set by Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Vaccination for Covid-19 is required.

    Email resume, cover letter and three references to Captain Tiffany J. Krihwan at


    U.S. Citizen

    Current Passport

    Covid vaccinated and boosted

  • Compensation: $2,400 monthly
  • Benefits:

    This position pay around $2,400 a month and is a live aboard position.

    Send resumes to Captain Tiffany Krihwan at

  • Apply

  • Have the following ready to upload in pdf, png, or jpg format:
  • • Letter
  • • Resume
  • • References
  • • Cover Letter
  • Applications are no longer being accepted for this job.