RI Tall Ship Seeks Deckhands for 2016

Photo by Onne Van Der Wal
Photo by Onne Van Der Wal

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) is seeking to hire licensed deckhands for the 200’ SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, based in Newport and scheduled to sail throughout New England this summer.

The Tall Ship is the first full-rigged, ocean-going ship to be built in the United States in over 100 years and requires that crew applying hold an Able Seaman license or Masters license (any tonnage) with auxiliary sail endorsement or international equivalent.

“Anyone who has been watching the project and wanting to get aboard and be part of our first operational crew: now is the time to make a move!” said OHPRI Executive Director Jess Wurzbacher. “We’ve got an exciting summer ahead with lots of sailing and some adult trips coming up in the fall.”

Deck crewmembers work the ship both on deck and aloft. They also lead the trainee crew members (both youth and adult) in all aspects of shipboard operations.

Positions are full-time and live-aboard (room and board provided). To be paid, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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