Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Just how does one run an 18th century ship in the 21st century? Do you know how? Would you like to bring your expertise and skill to our vessels and programs? The Los Angles Maritime Institute provides a unique workplace, even among other organizations doing similar programs. While our peer organizations are built around one ship,  the Institute has three tall ships running daily programs and another being restored in out boat yard as we speak. Needless to say, there is plenty to be done.

Below you can find current employment opportunities at the Los Angeles Maritime Institute.


Operations Department

We need following Skilled Marine Technicians to perform the restoration project on the Swift of Ipswich.

  • Electrician with Marine experience. Installation of  Marine navigation & electronics, install A/C & D/C wiring systems and components. Must have ability to follow oral and/or written instructions; follow and understand Naval Architect drawings and USCG CFR’s; work alone or with others; also must be willing to work with volunteers; learn new work quickly and the desire to do so. Any previous experience or knowledge of boat repair would be beneficial. Pay will commensurate with experience

 

  • Wood craftsman with Marine experience to perform general woodworking repairs on vessels, with experience using all typical wood shop machinery and hand tools. Must have ability to follow oral and/or written instructions; follow and understand Naval Architect drawings and USCG CFR’s; work alone or with others; also must be willing to work with volunteers; learn new work quickly and the desire to do so. Any previous experience or knowledge of boat repair would be beneficial. Pay will commensurate with experience

 

  • Shipwright with Marine experience in planking hulls, installing keel ballast, decking work, repairing dry rot areas, fabricating and installing bulkheads. This project will include build out of all internal areas of a 61’ Tall Ship, cabinetry, galley, head and bunks fabrication. Must have ability to follow oral and/or written instructions; follow and understand Naval Architect drawings and USCG CFR’s; work alone or with others; also must be willing to work with volunteers; learn new work quickly and the desire to do so. Any previous experience or knowledge of boat repair would be beneficial. Pay will be commensurate with experience

 

  •  Painters with experience in Marine paint products with wood, fiberglass and metal coatings. Knowledge of prep, prime and painting skills. Must have ability to follow oral and/or written instructions; follow and understand Naval Architect drawings and USCG CFR’s; work alone or with others; also must be willing to work with volunteers; learn new work quickly and the desire to do so. Any previous experience or knowledge of boat repair would be beneficial. Pay will be commensurate with experience

 

  • General Laborer with boatyard experience to perform various assistance to all Team members.Under the direct supervision of Project Manager and assigned to the Shipwright, Laborer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, build out and hull planking, caulking, sanding and painting; clean up and removal of debris; physically loading and unloading of tools and materials; prep tools, materials and/or job site as required. Keep work area clean, organized and safe for all employees; clean up and return materials and tools to required area at end of every job, etc.

Some knowledge of tools is required. Must have ability to follow oral and/or written instructions; follow and understand Naval Architect drawings and USCG CFR’s;  work alone or with others; also must be willing to work with volunteers; learn new work quickly and the desire to do so. Any previous experience or knowledge of boat repair would be beneficial. Pay will commensurate with experience

 

Hiring Manager: Ken LaBruzzi, Project Manager for Swift of Ipswich

ken.labruzzi@lamitopsail.org


Deckhand Positions
  • Deckhand Educator contracts are 6-8 months in length and are comprised of teaching, voyaging, and maintenance. Traditional program activities you can expect to teach students are: line handling, climbing (aloft or out onto the bowsprit), manning the helm, navigation and setting/dousing the sails. Fall programming includes ecological studies, biology, water sampling, physics and other specialized subjects. Interns are responsible for leading a watch of students through daily duties and anchor watch. Maintenance is scheduled throughout the year. The schedules of the vessels vary greatly. Offering a dynamic program comprised of single day experiences and residential programs intended to reach all youth in new and innovative programming models. Please expect to work a varying schedule that includes some weekends and holidays. Work days are generally 6 days a week in the fall, and 5 days a week in winter.

This position is Seasonal. USCG Licenses preferred but not required.

Hiring Manager: Rachel Young, Mate of the American Pride

rachel.young@lamitopsail.org