Do you love to cook? Want a short-term adventure that will give you a foot in the door to cooking at sea?

If you can make delicious food for a group of 10 to 17 people, keep a stocked pantry, and serve meals on time, we have an amazing position for you! As cook, you will live aboard the vessel for 2-3 months as we cruise the west coast. You will be responsible for feeding the crew three square meals a day, every day, with occasional larger groups. You can even learn to sail if you want to!


We are now hiring two cooks for quarter 2 of 2018, from April 1 (on in Antioch, CA) to July 5 (off in Aberdeen, WA).

To apply, email your resume and short intro about you to jobs@historicalseaport.org.


Desired qualities:cook tall ship galley hawaiian chieftain

  • MUST be able to cook for groups, 10-20 people who need large portions
  • MUST be able to make meals on time- Captain will tell you when each meal needs to be ready to stay on schedule
  • MUST keep a stocked pantry- that means purchasing food, keeping everything dated, keeping snacks on hand, sticking to a budget, and menu planning
  • Awareness of healthy nutrition for active sailors- our crew needs their calories, flavor, and fresh veggies
  • Ability to get up early (5-6am usually to prepare breakfast)
  • Kind/pleasant to your fellow crew members
  • International foods a huge plus, we love variety
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug test and background check, subject to random drug tests during tenure aboard.

We can offer an amazing adventure, travel, and a great crew of fun people. We are a family environment and all employees are subject to a background check and drug test. Monthly pay is $850-$1250 DOE, plus room and board. Flexible contract lengths, 2-3 months is typical.

To apply, please email

jobs@historicalseaport.org

with a resume.

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Extra points for pictures of your cooking,

and an example of a daily menu.