Job Opening: Sales and Marketing, Schooner Crew

Sales and Marketing Schooner Crew

Do you like boats? Social media? Are you ready for a challenge? Then get ready to step aboard the Lois McClure and join the crew for this fantastic opportunity!

Job Title: Sales and Marketing Schooner Crew
Department: Schooner Lois McClure
Supervisor: Erick Tichonuk, Tour Coordinator and Captain
Full Time Seasonal Position
Dates: May 7 – September 16, 2018
Position Summary

You will serve aboard the Lois McClure, a full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, constructed in Burlington, Vermont.  For the past thirteen years, she has been an ambassador for the Champlain Valley, retracing the historic commercial routes that link Vermont, New York, and Quebec, bringing history to life and telling the stories of the people that lived and worked on the water.  This summer, she will embark on the Glass Barge Tour.  This tour commemorates the 150th anniversary of the move of the Flint Glass Works from Brooklyn to Corning, NY via canal where it became Corning Glass.  This exciting tour is a partnership between LCMM, Corning Museum of Glass, and South Street Seaport.  The tour will include travel on the Hudson River, New York Harbor, Erie Canal, and Cayuga Seneca Canal, welcoming visitors at approximately 24 ports of call.

The schooner is 88’ long and weighs 74 gross tons. She is a gaff-rigged with no auxiliary power – we hook power up when we’re in port.  When operating in the canal system she is propelled by the museum’s 1964 wooden tug C.L. Churchill.  One to two weeks will be spent getting Lois ready for the tour.  Approximately 60 days will be spent underway, 60 days in port welcoming visitors aboard, and 15 days of down time during the tour.  On board living accommodations and meals will be provided while on tour.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sales and Marketing Schooner Crew position will be responsible for:

  • Photograph, write and post entries on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • Photograph, write and poste blog entries.
  • Setup and take marketing displays including digital screens and associated equipment.
  • Ensure the vessel’s store is stocked with merchandise.
  • Able to do basic accounting for store and file reports to museum’s accounting department.
  • Interpret for the public during open visitation hours in port.
  • Serve as an Educator during youth programs.
  • Serve as a deckhand while the vessels are underway.
  • Participating in all crew activities as assigned, such as cleaning and maintenance duties.


Minimum Requirements

  • High school or equivalent, undergraduate degree preferred.
  • Outgoing, enthusiastic, good sense of humor, wicked good attitude, and strong work ethic.
  • Okay with being away from home for extended period of time.
  • Willing to live in tight quarters with little privacy.
  • Willing to work irregular hours.
  • Boating and related on-water experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the history of Lake Champlain and New York canals, and/or strong willingness to learn.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Able to do manual labor and pick up heavy loads.
  • Experience with public speaking is a plus.
  • Any conflicting summer commitments including travel, work or other leave of absence must be approved in advance.


$96 – $112 per diem, depending upon experience.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter, résumé to:
Erick Tichonuk,