Second Mate
Seasonal, starting June 2022 - November 2022
Posted by: Massachusetts Maritime Academy on December 15, 2021
Category: Deck: Licensed

The Schooner Ernestina Morrissey is seeking qualified applicants for the position of 2nd Mate for the 2022 summer sailing season.


The 2nd Mate is a watch officer position that leads a watch of professional crew and trainees / cadets.  The 2nd Mate assist the Chief Mate 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 sea trials. This will include helping the rigger and shipyard to complete the vessel after recent restorations.

Applicants must have significant experience on traditional sailing vessels, hold a 100-ton GL/NC Mate License, and be a U.S. citizen.  Applicants must have experience as a deck watch officer, traditional rigging, and management of crew and vessel operations.  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

Required certifications:

Preferred License: Mate, 100t, Near Coastal or GL

Preferred AB Sail with Lifeboatman

Current Passport

STCW BST preferred

Required certifications:
License: Mate, 100t, Near Coastal
Medical: CPR
Passport required

Good compensation,  ($2,800 a month) and live aboard position. With the possibility of assistance with BST cert. and lifeboatman cert.



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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