Bluenose II 2nd Mate /Officer Full Time in Lunenburg, NS

Bluenose II

Branch Lunenburg NS CA

2nd Mate /Officer
Lunenburg, NS

*Second Officer / 2nd Mate , Schooner Bluenose II* _Bluenose II_ sails out of Lunenburg Nova Scotia and visits ports throughout Nova Scotia and North America…

Second Officer / 2nd Mate , Schooner Bluenose II

Bluenose II sails out of Lunenburg Nova Scotia and visits ports throughout Nova Scotia and North America. It is regularly open to the public, offering cruises and onboard access to its many admirers.

Bluenose II is managed by the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia .

Bluenose II is seeking applicants for the 2nd Mates Position beginning on April 1, 2018 .

Employee is responsible as third in command of the Schooner Bluenose II.

Successful applicants will possess a minimum of a Watch Keeping Mate license . Several years of prior experience on traditionally-rigged vessels or large yachts and a strong commitment to teaching under sail is preferred .

Year round contract beginning April 1 , 2018 and ending March 31 , 2019. Operating Season runs from April 1 to October 15 . Compensation: $55,000 annually or $2115.38 Bi weekly


Employee must stand bridge watches, operate and navigate the vessel safely.

May supervise the deck crew when entering or leaving port of anchorage.

Assist Chief Mate and may supervise boat drills, fire drills, and other emergency actions.

May supervise and assist with loading, unloading and storage of equipment and stores.

Perform regular inspections of vessel including safety, proper storage of gear and equipment, maintenance of watertight integrity, safety of the sailing rig.

May supervise and assist deck crew in cleaning and maintenance of the vessel and equipment.

Assist with storage and inventory of safety, firefighting, lifesaving, and other equipment.

Responsible for compliance with regulations and Polices

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties, which may be inherent to the position. The Captain may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees .


Excellent organizational skills. Ability to prioritize and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills required; ability to interact with all levels of staff, and the public Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations. High degree of professionalism.

Strong customer service skills. Professional presentation, appearance and work ethic. Ability to work irregular/extended hours/weeks, including night and weekend duties as required.


Minimum Watch keeping Mates License

Current Marine Medical

MED DVS Marine Emergency Duties

Experience sailing tall-masted ships or yachts preferred

Marine First Aid

Radio License

Valid driver’s license, clean record.

Sufficient computer skills to operate shipboard and other automated systems.

Ability to enter USA , and a current passport.


Criminal Background check required Tobacco-Free workplace (including the vessel and museum property


Ability to work aloft

Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pols and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.

Lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling are required frequently.

Frequent underway periods requiring time away from the home for extended periods: weeks, overnight and weekends.

This work includes sailing and maintenance work in outside areas, hot and cold weather, and exposure to elements such as the ocean, rain, salt spray, dirt, fumes, and loud noises.

Please apply by email by February 5 , 2018

Alan Creaser

Director of Operations Bluenose II

or by mail

Box 1299 112 Montague St

Lunenburg Nova Scotia B0J2C0


Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job . If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada we will not consider your job application

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted .

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 /year

Required license or certification:

  • Watch keeping Mates License

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Lunenburg, NS, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-11
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