Website Los Angeles Maritime Institute
educational institution empowering youth
Los Angeles Maritime Institute, has now surpassed 30 years and focuses on delivering extraordinary and transformational programs for youth. Our primary focus is on middle school students while also serving upper elementary, high school and college students. In addition to STEM/educational voyages, LAMI provides ocean experiences for special events.
Located in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach the Los Angeles Maritime Institute is a year round operation. We are currently managing three tall ships; the twin brigantines Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson which are 110’ with 13 sails and the 130’ three masted schooner American Pride. Our area of service includes the Port Complex (Los Angeles and Long Beach), from San Diego to Santa Barbara, the Northern Channel Islands and frequently Catalina Island.
As a full-time Captain, you will be responsible for all elements of your vessel including: safety, crew, training, education programs, maintenance, and repairs. Enthusiasm for sailing and working with school age youth and the public is essential.
Captains are responsible for overseeing daily vessel checks, preparing voyage plans, and preparing the vessel for sails.
Captains are responsible for the overall safety of the boats, crew, and passengers and must work with USCG to comply with CFRS and schedule COI inspections.
Captains are responsible for training crew, including mates, deckhands, volunteers, and student trainees.
Captain’s create maintenance and safety schedules for the vessels, and work with crew to maintain seaworthiness of the vessel.
Captains work with the office staff to create schedules and programs for the ships.
Captains are expected to be educators and participate in Los Angeles Maritime Institutes mission. Lessons include water chemistry, sail handling, navigation, ocean plastics, mechanical advantage, knots, maritime history, and the physics of sailing.
Captains must participate in maintaining all vessels and assets to Los Angeles Maritime Institute, including our four vessels, 2 company vehicles, dock, and Building G.
Captain must work long days, including weekends and holidays, standing night watches, and be on call 24/7 to help with the ship’s needs.
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
A 100 ton Master’s License with Aux. Sail endorsement, and FCC MROP preferred. Candidates should have solid sailing experience, with demonstrable boat handling skills in tight quarters. Prior education and/or hospitality and/or passenger boat experience is a plus.
License Required: Master
Where Sails: near coastal
ability to maintain valid driver’s license
Ability to lift and carry weights up to 60lbs, and to assist adults and small children on and off the boat
Ability to stand and sit for long periods and perform tasks that require bending, stooping, kneeling, bending, twisting, crouching, climbing, reaching, standing, sitting, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and accessing small spaces on the boat
Ability to swim
Ability to stare at a computer/monitor for long periods at a time
Ability to communicate effectively – including visual, auditory and tactile, and take a commanding presence to ensure the safety of all passengers and property
Ability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends. Exposure to office conditions and outside inclement weather conditions including summer sun.
Compensation & Benefits
Room and board
Full benefits package
Compensation: Dependent on Experience.
Salary/hourly/paid biweekly, plus room and board
Range: $45K/$21 – $55K/$26
or Relief Captain*
room and board
Interested individuals should send their resume and cover letter to:
Los Angeles Maritime Institute
To apply for this job email your details to Recruiter@LAMITopSail.org