Employment

Class Afloat welcomes applications from certified 11th and 12th grade faculty who have experience teaching the courses we offer. We also welcome applications from certified professional crew, cooks and medical officers. All professional personnel must hold, at a minimum, STCW-95 certification.

Faculty Vacancies:

Class Afloat accepts applications year round from qualified secondary school educators. We generally conclude our hiring for the next school year by March 15. If your resume and qualifications are aligned with assignment vacancies, you will be contacted for an interview. Due to the high volume of applications received we are not able to interview all candidates.

Shipboard Director

Class Afloat is currently seeking a Shipboard Director to join Class Afloat on the Gulden Leeuw for our 2015-2016 school year.

The Shipboard Director supervises and implements all aspects of the Class Afloat program at sea and in the various ports of call. The successful candidate will have significant experience in managing and coordinating experiential education and recreation youth programs. Post-secondary senior teaching qualifications and international travel experience are assets. Sailing experience is not necessary.

Daily stipend, flights, health coverage, gear issue, accommodation, and food are all included. If you have the proper qualifications and experience and are looking to work with youth in a very exciting, dynamic international environment, please contact Bruce Middleton, Chief Operating Officer, at bmiddleton@classafloat.com by March 15, 2015.

Faculty

Class Afloat is currently seeking Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Math, History, Geography, and English teachers to join the ship for our 2015 - 2016 school year. Daily stipend, flights, health coverage, gear issue, accommodation, and food are all included. If you have the proper Senior qualifications and are looking to teach in a very exciting, dynamic environment, please contact Bruce Middleton, Chief Operating Officer, at bmiddleton@classafloat.com by February 15, 2015. 

Head Cook, Cook's Mate & Medical Officer Vacancies:

We welcome applications year round for the position of cook/chef. We recommend that interested candidates submit applications not later than February 15 to be considered for the coming academic year. General responsibilities of this position include daily meal preparation, provisioning, budget management and the supervision of a student galley team. Early application is encouraged. Cooks and Cook's Mates must hold STCW-95 Basic Safety Certifications.

We also welcome applications year round for the position of Medical Officer (RN, MD, PA, EMT) and once again recommend that, in consideration of placement for September, interested candidates submit applications not later than February 15.

Professional Crew Vacancies:

We welcome applications year-round from qualified crew and often have new openings every 3 months. We currently hire for the following assignments aboard the Gulden Leeuw:

  • Second mate: > 500 tons, unrestricted, GMDSS, sail endorsed, tall ship experience
  • Chief Engineer: >500KW diesel, R.O. refrigeration, AC, EVAC systems, Class II minimum, STCW 
  • Bosun: STCW-95, minimum 2 years experience as Bosun on a tall ship
  • AB: STCW-95, minimum 2 years experience as AB on a a tall ship
  • Medical Officer: RN, MD, PA, or EMT currently licensed and, desirably, with sailing experience
  • Head Cook: STCW-95, Nutrition training, cooking school, shipboard cooking experience
  • Cook's Mate: Youth Leadership and cooking experience

When applying for any of the above positions, kindly forward a cover letter, resume and minimum of three references to: Mr. Bruce Middleton, at bmiddleton@classafloat.com.