Employment Opportunities

Spring Sailing Instructor

The Herreshoff Marine Museum (HMM) is hiring Sailing Instructors for the 2019 season. Spring Sailing Instructors at HMM primarily work with youth to deliver the sailing curriculum of the Herreshoff Seamanship program. HMM utilizes a variety of keelboats in the sailing program including H-12s, Cape Dory Typhoon and Seasprite 23s. This spring, the Museum will be hosting a variety of school children including Elementary, Middle and High School students. In particular, we are hiring instructors for the Sail Bristol Warren program which meets mornings M-F starting on 4/29/19. This position could lead to other opportunities for employment during the 2019 sailing season.

Minimum Qualifications and skills:

  • High school or college 
  • US Sailing Level 1 Certification (or equivalent) preferred 
  • CPR and First Aid Certification 
  • Highly ethical behavior
  • National background check required
  • Previous experience teaching and instructing youth and adult sailing 
  • Ability to work as a team player

Compensation is competitive, based on experience. EOE
Contact Kirk Cusic at 401-396-5834 or k.cusic@herreshoff.org for more information.


Summer Venue Associate

Wedding setup

Must be independently motivated. Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills, combined with your cool disposition under stress will ensure success in this position.  Previous experience with sales and event coordination and execution is a must.  20 hours per week mid-May through September.

General duties:

  • Tour potential clients around the property highlighting positive attributes.
  • Assist in provisioning and provide food for Lecture Series and other internal events.
  • Organize and maintain closet spaces for events materials.

During events:

  • Oversee security and event staff.  Ensure invoiced hours are correct and submit invoices to venue manager.
  • Ensure all vendors have access, power and know where they should set up during events.
  • You are NOT the Event Planner, however, you are willing to assist with the general flow of event as necessary as an extra set of hands when needed to ensure a smooth event.
  • Adjust lighting appropriately.
  • Maintain cleanliness of restrooms during events.
  • Float unobtrusively about event allowing yourself to be available should your services be needed during events.
  • Document any damage to HMM property.
  • Close and secure HMM anytime you are the last person in charge on site.
  • Assist with anything else that might come up.

Compensation is competitive, based on experience. EOE
Contact Elisabeth Swain at 401-396-5836 or e.swain@herreshoff.org for more information.