Seasonal, starting March 2022 - November 2022
Posted by: Massachusetts Maritime Academy on December 15, 2021
Category: Cook

The Schooner Ernestina Morrissey is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Cook for the 2022 summer sailing season.


The cook reports to the Captain and works with the Mates for day-to-day operations of the vessel.  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 sea trials, which will include helping the rigger and shipyard complete the vessel after recent restorations.

The cook is responsible for preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for up to 32 people. The cook is also in charge of the ship’s overall cleanliness and hygiene, ensuring all below deck living spaces are clean and well-organized.  The ship’s crew and cadets will perform regular cleaning duties, but this position is responsible for ensuring the daily and weekly cleaning tasks are maintained to the Academy’s high standards.  The ship’s cook is also responsible for maintaining the food budget onboard within the budget of $8 per person per day.  This amount does not include cleaning supplies.


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

Required certifications:
License: None, Near Coastal
Passport required

Competitive plus weekend off



Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: New Bedford, MA
Sparred Length: 156'
Draft: 13'
Beam: 24' 3
Rig height: 115'
Sail Area: 8,323
Tons: 98
Hull: wood
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