Here at the Historical Seaport, we are One Crew.

Join the Team that’s changing the face of tall ships.

Our team is growing! If you feel drawn to work with us as crew or administrative staff, check out the opportunities below. In addition to full time, part time, and seasonal positions, we intermittently offer Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for independent contractors and firms to bid on interesting, short-term projects.

Questions? After reading through the materials below, you can email with any questions or to submit your cover letter and resume.

We have a small staff and do hiring by committee. Due to the serious nature of hiring decisions, please allow up to 15 businesses days for a response. Our hiring and onboarding process typically takes 30 to 60 days.


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to

Seasonal Positions-Currently Seeking

Lady Washington Captain needed May 02, 2019 in Coos Bay, OR

Lady Washington Chief Mate needed April 16, 2019 in Oakland, CA

Lady Washington Bosun, Cook, Purser, Program Coordinator and Deckhands needed July 7, 2019 in Aberdeen, WA

Hawaiian Chieftain Captain needed May 02, 2019 in Coos Bay, OR

Hawaiian Chieftain Program Coordinator needed March 26, 2019 in Redwood City, CA

Hawaiian Chieftain Cook needed April 28, 2019 in Eureka, CA

Hawaiian Chieftain Engineer, needed April 05, 2019 in Redwood City, CA

Hawaiian Chieftain Purser, and Deckhand needed July 7, 2019 in Aberdeen, WA

Crew Positions

Our crew works on a quarterly basis of 6-month contracts, living aboard the vessels and traveling the Pacific. We are currently hiring for 2019. Our seasons run January 6-July 13, and July 6-January 13. We can also do three month contracts if necessary.

CaptainJob Description
Mate Job Description
Engineer/DeckhandJob Description – Relevant mechanical experience required, though it does not need to have been on a vessel.
CookJob Description – Prior .
PurserJob Description – No vessel experience required.
BoatswainJob Description
Program CoordinatorJob Description – No vessel experience required.

Permanent Positions

Updated: 03/27/19

Board & Administrative Staff

GHHS is currently seeking new board members. Click here to learn more.

Requests for Proposals

Vendors may apply for multiple RFPs with a single application. No RFPs are currently posted.