Employment Opportunities


Herreshoff Marine Museum (HMM) is hiring a Dockmaster (seasonal/part time/no benefits) for the season. The Dockmaster will be responsible for the operation and cleanliness of the museum’s waterfront and will serve as the primary liaison between the museum and its dock tenants as well as visiting yachts. The Dockmaster performs an essential function at the museum and is the chief museum ambassador on the waterfront. The Dockmaster is often the first representative of HMM that guests will meet when arriving by water.

While no professional certification is required for this position, applicants should be comfortable on the water and be familiar with the sailing and power boats as well as be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Operate HMM safety boat
  • Coil and throw a line
  • Tie a variety of knots including a bowline
  • Cleat a line
  • Properly operate a VHF radio

Contact Kirk Cusic at 401-396-5834 or k.cusic@herreshoff.org for more information and to apply.

Sailing Instructor

The Herreshoff Marine Museum (HMM) is hiring Sailing Instructors to work with youth and adults on the waterfront. Sailing Instructors at HMM primarily work with youth and adults 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. Each year, the Museum hosts a variety of school children including Elementary, Middle and High School students. As well as adult instruction during the sailing season. This position could lead to other opportunities for employment.

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.