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Career Opportunities

Floating fleet captain & waterfront programs manager - full-time/year-round

The Shipyard is a working exhibit of Chesapeake Bay wooden boatbuilding and restoration, open to the public seven days a week and staffed by CBMM employees and volunteers. The Shipyard restores, builds, and maintains traditional wooden vessels while allowing full public access to the process.

The principal responsibilities of the FC-Waterfront Programs Manager is to oversee and execute the maintenance, staffing and inspections of CBMM’s floating fleet and small craft vessels; implement additional programming for all CBMM owned and operated vessels in accordance with CBMM values and mission; lead/develop education for on the water operation “classrooms” for apprentices, guests and private clients.

Qualified applications will have a 50-Ton USCG license with sailing endorsement, physical ability to captain and maintain boats up to 65’ in varied weather conditions, experience in management and operation of wooden vessels, and two years of class or program curriculum and scheduling. This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary range of $48-52,000.

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To apply, email cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.


Shipwright, Full-time/Year-round

CBMM’s shipyard hosts an impressive fleet of wooden Chesapeake Bay Craft, both small and large. We are currently seeking a shipwright to help us maintain them for public and programmatic use as well as to direct our latest restoration project, Delaware, a wooden river tug.

If you possess a minimum of five-years’ experience in traditional wooden boat construction and/or restoration, the ability to identify and fabricate quality large timber products, and an interest in the mentorship of volunteers, apprentices, and students in the craft of wooden boat building, we have a job for you!

All of our shipwrights must be comfortable building in full public view, interfacing and interpreting to patrons daily.

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To apply, email cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.


Boat Rental & Maintenance Associate, Part-Time/Seasonal

If you are currently licensed to drive a boat in Maryland, enjoy working with the public, and want to learn more about operating and maintaining boats of all kinds, our Boat Rental & Maintenance Associate position is for you.

The Boat Rental and Maintenance Associate will typically work a Friday–Tuesday schedule. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the employee will manage CBMM’s small craft boat rental program assisting guests with on-boarding, safety procedures, payments, and reservations. During downtime on weekends and all day on Monday and Tuesday, the employee will assist our Charity Boat Donations Program in the storage, maintenance, and transportation logistics of donated boats.

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To apply, complete an application in CBMM’s Welcome Center or email hr@cbmm.org.